WI State Assembly to take up ‘castle doctrine’ bill
“People who shoot intruders in their homes, businesses or vehicles would get powerful new legal protections under a bill scheduled to come before the Assembly on Tuesday.
In the proposal, courts in both criminal cases and civil lawsuits would presume in most cases that property owners using deadly force had acted reasonably against anyone unlawfully inside their residence, whether they were armed or threatening or not. The proposal is sometimes known as “castle doctrine” legislation, a reference to the saying that one’s home is one’s castle.
The Assembly will take up the bill the same day that Wisconsin becomes the 49th state in the country to allow the concealed carry of firearms by people with the proper permit. The bill could come up in the Senate as quickly as Wednesday.”