Arkansas ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill fails in committee

Arkansas ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill fails in committee

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - The Arkansas House Judiciary Committee has voted down SB24, commonly known as the ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill, according to content partner KATV.

SB24 passed the Senate back in January by a vote of 27-7.

The bill would have ended the duty to retreat if:

  • The person using deadly force is lawfully present with reasonable belief they’re being threatened.
  • They’re not engaged in criminal or gang activity.
  • The person is not a felon.
  • Is not the initial aggressor

Back in 2019, a similar measure failed before a Senate panel.

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