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NH Could Repeal Stand-Your-Ground Law

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Deadly force would no longer be a viable first option for someone defending themselves or others in a public place if they could safely retreat from the threat, if New Hampshire changes its stand-your-ground law.

The House is voting next week whether to repeal parts of a law that Republicans pushed through two years ago — over a governor’s veto and law enforcement’s objections. The law allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves any place they have a right to be without having a duty to retreat.

A majority of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is recommending returning to the old law based on the Castle Doctrine, which says a person does not have to retreat from intruders at home before using deadly force.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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