Posts Tagged ‘castle doctrine’

No Duty to Retreat

A Man’s Home is His Castle—Doctrine

A large majority of gun shoppers that we ship to are buying their guns to protect their homes. The ability to protect one’s own family and property is one of those things that most Americans have a natural urge to obtain. Many states adopted a series of laws called Castle Doctrine to give ordinary citizens protection from the law so that they can protect themselves by using means that equal up to and including deadly force. The term derives from the historic English common law dictum that “an Englishman’s home is his castle.” Colonists later carried this law to the new world, where they eventually removed “Englishman” from the phrase, which thereby became simply the Castle Doctrine.

Her home is her castle

Your Home is Your Castle and You Have a Right to Defend it

Since a young Oklahoma widow shot and killed a home intruder on New Year’s Eve 2010, the Castle Doctrine law has been making the national news. In the last few weeks, there has been a bigger push for states that do not have a Castle Doctrine law enacted to start one and even extend Castle Doctrine laws for states that have a form of the self-defense law. Most recently was Virginia’s House Bill 48 that passed the Senate on Friday, February 3, 2012 on a 12 to 6 vote and now will move to the Senate.