New Nevada Bill Allows Home Invaders to Sue You if You Shoot Them

Firearms Policy Coalition

Senate Bill 254 removes the provision in Nevada law protecting people from civil liability when they justifiably use potentially deadly force against a person who is injured or killed while invading their home.

Full article: URGENT: New Nevada Bill Allows Home Invaders to Sue You if You Shoot Them – Firearms Policy Coalition

Summary:
Removes provision that provides immunity from civil liability in actions involving use of force under certain circumstances. (BDR 3-683)
Title:
AN ACT relating to civil liability; removing the provision of law that provides immunity from civil liability in actions involving the use of force in certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.
Introduction Date:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Fiscal Notes:
Effect on Local Government: No.
Effect on the State: No.
Digest:
Existing law provides that a person who uses force which is intended or likely to cause death or bodily injury is immune from civil liability in an action to recover damages for personal injuries to or the wrongful death of a person against whom such force was used if the use of such force was justified under the applicable provisions of Nevada criminal law. (NRS 41.095) This bill removes this provision of existing law.
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