— Stand your ground: Companion bills (Senate Bill 180 and House Bill 228) would allow gun owners to use deadly force against would-be assailants in self defense and eliminate the duty under current law to retreat before using force. Neither bill has yet received a committee hearing.
— Banned place forgiveness: House Bill 233 would permit a concealed-carry permit holder to generally carry guns into places where guns are forbidden and avoid criminal charges if they depart upon being asked to leave. They could repeat the process every 30 days. The House passed the bill by a 65-31 vote and it is pending before the Senate.
— Duty to notify police: House Bill 142 would repeal the law requiring permit holders to instantly notify police officers they have a gun in their vehicle when pulled over. Under the bill, recommended for passage by a 9-2 House committee vote, permit holders would only have to inform an officer they have a gun when asked for their driver’s license.
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