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HB 196 (2021)

Make it legal to display firearm to warn off trespassers, property damage


Revises the exceptions to the law against criminal threatening. In particular, this bill allows displaying a firearm to warn off someone criminally trespassing or who is likely to cause property damage over $1,500.  The House amended the bill to remove the $1,500 threshold.

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Interim Study
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