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Missouri House approves expansion to castle doctrine

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Missouri House approves expansion to castle doctrine

The Missouri House Thursday endorsed a measure that opponents say does not make sense in urban areas where gun violence is a bigger problem than rural areas.

Missouri House approves expansion to castle doctrine

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A guest invited to stay at someone’s home in Missouri would have a legal defense for using deadly force against an intruder under a measure approved by the House.

The Missouri House Thursday endorsed a measure that opponents say does not make sense in urban areas where gun violence is a bigger problem than rural areas.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Joe Don McGaugh, a Republican, says the measure would allow a grandparent or relative who doesn’t own the property to protect children staying in the house when they are endangered.

The measure was approved by a vote of 112-34 and now goes to the Senate.

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By Colin Jeffery

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