Arizona Republicans propose bill allowing deadly force against trespassers

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House Republicans in Arizona are pushing for a bill that would allow the use of deadly force against trespassers on private property. The bill aims to close a loophole that has led to an increase in migrants and human traffickers crossing farm and ranch land. The proposed law would expand the current Castle Doctrine, which allows deadly force for self-defense against home intruders.

House Republicans in the border state are advancing HB2843, which declares: “A person may use deadly physical force” if they “believe it immediately necessary” to stop someone from trespassing or attempting to trespass on their property.

While the bill does not include the words “immigrants” or “migrants,” as Axios notes, Representative Justin Heap, who sponsored the legislation, said in February that its intended purpose is to close a loophole that he contends has led to “increasingly larger numbers of migrants or human traffickers moving across farm and ranch land.” Current state law—the Castle Doctrine—allows deadly force to be used against home intruders for self-defense. Criminal defense attorney Jack Litwak told the Arizona Mirror the new law would give people much more cover, as it would allow the use of deadly force merely for appearing on one’s property. “The idea with the Castle Doctrine is that you are supposed to be able to defend house and home,” he sai

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