A Step Forward

In 2011 the “Castle Doctrine” law went into effect in North Carolina.  This law allows anyone to use "deadly Children Playing
force" if they feel threatened without the fear of civil or criminal accountability.  This law extended far past someone's "castle" and includes their car and office. 

On February 26, 2012 this country experienced the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot and killed while armed with nothing more than a bag of skittles.  A similar law in Florida protected Trayvon’s shooter for far too long. 

Yet Trayvon was not the first (or last) victim of these vigilante laws. Since passing in 2005, the number of “justifiable” deaths has almost tripled to an average of 35 a year, an increase of 283% from 2005-2010. In fact, Florida's Stand Your Ground Law been used to free gang members, drug dealers and even people who shot their victims in the back.

In South Carolina since enacting its “Shoot First” law, so-called ‘justifiable homicides’ increased in the state -- 45% compared to the four years prior. It's not too late to prevent this tragedy and injustice in North Carolina.

 Read full text of the law.

Recognizing the impending threat to North Carolina families several brave legislators have attempted to pass legislation to amend or repeal NC's Castle Doctrine.  To date these efforts have been defeated by extremist lawmakers beholden to the gun industry.
Sign below to show your support for the repeal of the Castle Doctrine 
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  • Desiree Anderson
    signed 2013-05-26 08:22:08 -0400
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  • Jan Williams
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  • Stacey Ruesch
    signed 2012-12-18 15:58:49 -0500
    I’m with Jessica below….we need stricter controls on guns for all of our safety, especially our children. I was sick to my stomach looking at the ads in the paper this weekend having a sale on the very type of gun used in the Connecticut tragedy. We need action now!
  • Cornelis van Dijk
    signed 2012-12-18 12:30:42 -0500
  • Clay and Leigh Bordley
    signed 2012-12-18 11:12:34 -0500
  • John Russell
    signed 2012-12-18 08:33:34 -0500
    Should be active on every issue that comes up for debate, and proactive on sensible measures. Other side has had the initiative for too long.
  • thomas murray
    signed 2012-12-18 08:25:40 -0500
  • fred gill
    signed 2012-12-18 06:44:39 -0500
    interested in volunteering
  • Heather Hill
    signed 2012-12-17 23:19:39 -0500
  • brett coleman
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  • Jessica Monserrate
    signed 2012-12-17 19:54:51 -0500
    I am a mother completely distraught over the recent mass shooting in Connecticut. I would love to participate in an active discussion regarding gun control to ensure the safety of our children. We need to revisit all existing legislations and as citizens decide whether or not we still agree with them. We need to mobilize!
  • Marian Thompson
    signed via 2012-12-17 10:41:43 -0500
  • Laura Noble
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