Saturday, April 01, 2006

Home State

Jude and I like to keep our readers abreast of goings on in our home state of Mississippi. As such I point you to this article on the NRA's website. If you prefer not to visit the NRA's website, I'll just say to our non-law abiding readers, don't break into anyone's home in MS unless you're bullet proof -- new laws authorize homeowners to shoot people breaking into their home and prevent the prosecution of anyone who does so.

This is an interesting legal question. The general rule is that one may only use such force as is necessary to remove a trespasser from his or her property. This law apparently authorizes deadly force. You can shoot now, question later. No word on whether the Jehovah's Witnesses mounted any substantial opposition to this one.