Rep. Porter has introduced HB 1584 concerning the use of deadly force. It strikes the language in current law that says a person has no duty to retreat. The remaining language says that a person is justified in using deadly force where the person reasonably believes such force is necessary to prevent serious bodily injury to themselves or third parties or to prevent or terminate the other person’s entry of the first person’s dwelling, curtilage, or occupied motor vehicle.
The struggle, as always, is to balance the desire to give citizens the latitude they need to defend themselves in an emergency while not, at the same time, sanctioning vigilante justice or extreme violence based more on emotion and ego than on a pressing need to use such force.
So, they want to amend the statute and Runyan will still remain good law. Does anyone really understand what they are trying to do in Indianapolis? (this may be rhetorical)