State Rep. Chris Dinkins has filed House Bill 663, which would make changes to Missouri’s Castle Doctrine. Specifically, the bill would change language in the law stating that citizens who defend their property in accordance with the law would be immune from prosecution.
Dinkins said it was necessary to protect citizens like the McCloskey’s, who were prosecuted for brandishing weapons in defense of their property last summer.
“It seems like common sense to me that if someone is protecting their property, they shouldn’t be vulnerable to law suits for doing something that is legal,” said Dinkins, R- Annapolis. “Without appropriate second amendment protections, all our other rights are rendered useless. Missourians have a real concern with the impact of anti-second amendment prosecutors using their office to harass and charge law-abiding citizens. The McCloskey’s were fortunate to have the financial resources to defend themselves but you shouldn’t have to be a multi-millionaire to defend your rights as an American.”
For more information, contact Rep. Dinkins’ office at 573.751.2112.