Castle Doctrine: In Defense of Self-Defense
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The Castle Doctrine allows law-abiding citizens attacked in their own homes (their "castles") to respond with force, even deadly force, to protect themselves — though the law varies from state to state. Self-defense laws are back in the spotlight after two recent cases in which intruders were shot and killed by homeowners.
Cindy Horswell, reporter for the Houston Chronicle
Jonathan Turley, professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University