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Lawmaker looks to make Nebraska the latest state to enact controversial ‘stand your ground’ law

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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Nebraska would become one of the last Republican-led states to enact a so-called “stand your ground” law under a bill presented to a legislative committee on Thursday. State Sen. Brian Hardin, of Scottsbluff, said he brought the bill at the urging of his constituents and to keep residents who use deadly force while defending themselves from facing prosecution. “This bill would ensure that we're not revictimizing a person who's already been a victim of a crime,” Hardin said. “It should be difficult to put someone in jail who was protecting...

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