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House Bill 1284 to enhance protections for defense of self and others

This just in via email from NRA-ILA Indiana Alert <admin@nramedia.org>


On Monday, January 28th at 10:30AM, the Indiana State House Committee on Judiciary will be hearing House Bill 1284 to enhance protections afforded to law-abiding citizens acting in defense of themselves and others. Please contact House Judiciary Committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 1284.

House Bill 1284, sponsored by Representative Jim Lucas (R-69), would provide immunity for a justified use of force in certain instances. A trial court would be required to conduct a pretrial hearing concerning the application of the immunity when the defendant raises the justified use of force immunity as a defense and dismiss the claim when justified force is used. This bill would also require a court to award, in certain instances, reasonable attorney’s fees if it determines a suit was brought unjustly, helping to prevent financial ruin for individuals protecting themselves and others.