Simply stated, YOU the person who defends his home and family against an intruder should REMAIN to be immune to a civil liability suit for personal injury or wrongful death brought against him by that intruder. This bill seeks to end YOUR right to immunity under the “castle doctrine,” and expose YOU to such liability simply because YOU acted in YOUR own defense, and the criminal got hurt.
This bill — along with others seeking to put severe restrictions on your inalienable right under the Second Amendment of the US Constitution and Article 1, Section 11 of the NV Constitution — is just another example of the scheme to eliminate the very idea that you have the natural right of self defense, to defend yourself, your family and your property. It is as simple as that. The practical problem with that scheme is that, when seconds count, the police are minutes away. And while some find refuge in the saying, better to be judged by 12 than to be carried by 6, the fact is that you should NOT be judged by 12 just because you acted in self defense.
I oppose SB254 which removes the existing immunity from civil prosecution for those Nevadans who have lawfully defended themselves from deadly assault in a home or a car, enacted in the Nevada Legislature in 2015. This is a bill that is pro-criminal and anti-lawful citizen. A lawful citizen can be sued by a criminal who has entered his or her car or home to do harm, if the criminal is shot. This is insane! I have a right to defend myself in my car or home. Criminals should have no rights in this matter. I should be protected from civil prosecution if I exercise my Constitutional right to bear arms to protect myself and my family against a criminal attack!
This bill removes paragraph (b) which on it’s face seems to be redundant of the main body of NRS41.095 until you read all of NRS41 and NRS200.
We should keep this paragraph (b) because it sets out in clear and concise language that a person if free from fear of civil penalties in a justified death or harm to an evil person.