"This is not a gun bill," he said repeatedly during his testimony. He argued that current law preserves a person's right to use deadly force in his or her home, but that's not enough. The bill would expand that right to include any place a person has a legal right to be. In other areas, the law requires a person to retreat when it can be done safely.All the usual suspects have their knickers in a twist. Prosecutors and police believe their jobs will be harder. Sorry, but we should organize our society to make it easy to prosecute people.
Rep. D.J. Bettencourt, R-Salem, speaking for Republican leadership in support of the bill, said crimes are often, "quick, calculated and organized . . . It should not be incumbent on a victim to decide when it is time for retreat."
Best of luck to the folks in New Hampshire. [Hat tip NRA-ILA]