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27 December 2007

Kansas City Star (Missouri)

In Texas last month, a man spotted two burglars carrying items from his neighbor's house. After calling police, he grabbed his shotgun and killed the burglars. A debate still rages over whether that was legal under the state's new "castle doctrine" law, which allows lethal force to defend one's home. A similar Missouri law enacted this year appears to allow killings like those, according to judges and lawyers. Advocates praise it as allowing innocent people to defend... (GunPolicy.org)

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