New push to repeal North Carolina's 'Stand Your Ground' law

RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- There is a new push to repeal North Carolina's "Stand Your Ground" law.

House Bill 723, which is being called the "Gun Safety Act," is scheduled to be introduced in the General Assembly Tuesday.

The bill would repeal the current law that says North Carolinians have the right to defend themselves with deadly force in their homes, vehicles and workplace without the "duty to retreat."

Instead, the proposal codifies the common law around what force is allowable against an intruder in your home.

"A lawful occupant within a home or other place of residence does not have a duty to retreat from an intruder," the bill states.

The bill would also strengthen the law regarding safe storage of firearms.


Currently, there are 26 states with "stand your ground" laws, including North Carolina.

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