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Self-Defense Bill to be Considered on Wednesday

On Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m., the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee will hold a hearing on Senate Bill 420, sponsored by a substantial number of Maryland’s Democratic and Republican Senators.

SB420, would clarify that law-abiding citizens are justified in using force, including deadly force, against intruders in the home when there is reasonable belief that the intruder intends to commit crimes, such as first, second, or third degree burglary or a crime of violence under § 14-101 of the Criminal Law Article.


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