We need a law like this

New Zealand needs a law like this:

HB129: Defense of Property and Person

The incident was mentioned Thursday morning in the Utah Legislature where the Utah Senate gave preliminary approval to a bill that clarifies a person is justified in defending their home and family against criminal activity and may not be held civilly liable for damage or injury to perpetrators.

Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, said HB129 was “timely” given the home invasion in Springville.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Patrick Painter, R-Nephi, is a clarifying measure, Bramble said.

“If you’re being victimized, you can defend yourself without being sued by the person trying to take advantage of you or your property,” said Bramble. The bill moved to a final reading on a vote of 19-0.

The law currently allows Utahns to seriously injure or kill someone if they believe they are in imminent danger of being seriously injured or killed. Self-defense can also be used as a defense by a third party who goes to help someone else who is being threatened.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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