From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Earl Faubion)
Subject: Make My Day law
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 1996 07:39:16 GMT
Regarding discussion of laws concerning homeowner rights against the
unlawful entry of an intruder I offer the following to show how this
law is worded in my state:
'21-1289.25. Unlawful entry of dwelling - Physical or deadly force
against intruder - Affirmative defense and immunity from civil
A. The Legislature hereby recognizes that the citizens of the
State of Oklahoma have a right to expect absolute safety within
their own homes.
B. Any occupant of a dwelling is justified in using any degree
of physical force, including but not limited to deadly force,
against another person who has made an unlawful entry into that
dwelling, and when the occupant has a reasonable belief that such
other person might use any physical force, no matter how slight,
against any occupant of the dwelling.
C. Any occupant of a dwelling using physical force, including
but not limited to deadly force, pursuant to the provisions of
subsection B of this section, shall have an affirmative defense in
any criminal prosecution for an offense arising from the reasonable
use of such force and shall be immune from any civil liability for
injuries or death resulting from the reasonable use of such force.
Added by Laws 1987, c. 54, ' 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1987.