Under current state law that person must try to flee from the assault, but Senator Alan Cropsey wants that dropped. He says lives will be saved if threatened citizens can fire back at would be assailants.
However, the anti-gun lobby claims the proposal is "unwise and unjust" and will encourage murder in the state without any accountability.
Cropsey says he is taking testimony on the bill and expects some changes to be made given objections raised by trial lawyers, some local prosecutors, and law enforcement officials.
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