Introduced by Rep. Timothy Bledsoe (D) on May 15, 2012, to repeal the “home is my castle” law signed into law by Gov. Jenifer Granholm in 2006, establishing that a person who uses deadly force for self defense in his or her home, property or vehicle need not first flee from a threatening attacker.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 15, 2012.
1) Re: 2012 House Bill 5644 (Repeal “home is my castle” self defense law ) by Muirenn on November 8, 2012 Hi
The general criminal law allows for the use of necessary and proportionate, non-deadly force in self-defense anytime the victim reasonably believes that unlawful force is about to be used on him. The force used in elf defense must reasonably appear to be prevent the attack and must be proportionate to the gravity of the attack.
2) Re: 2012 House Bill 5644 (Repeal “home is my castle” self defense law ) by TaterSalad on June 15, 2012 Democrats are pushing this because they want to get on the Trayvon Martin bandwagon. That is all it is. They are pandering for votes. One problem, tell that to the residents of Detroit who have to defend their property at all times because thugs/criminals are invading their property every day. If this law was to get passed these property owners don't have a chance to survive these encounters.
Democrats............use your heads for once! Every second counts on a home invasion and I'm not going to give a criminal a multiple choice question when confronted in my house at any time. He is going to see his maker and this repeal legislation is a joke and if pushed forward all of you will be primaried to become unemployed. That is a promise! We are watching your next move!
3) Re: 2012 House Bill 5644 (Repeal “home is my castle” self defense law ) by j35u5fr34k on June 14, 2012 So they want to repeal a law that allowed me to take action against someone who unlawfully broke into my house with me sleeping in it? Do I now have to ask them their intent before I shoot them? This is asinine.