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Bill allowing more use of guns to defend homes moves forward at Capitol

The measure would give homeowners more leeway to use deadly force against intruders. Its critics include police departments, who worry it would put officers at risk. The bill is headed for the Senate floor after being approved by a committee.
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The measure would give homeowners more leeway to use deadly force against intruders. Its critics include police departments, who worry it would put officers at risk. The bill is headed for the Senate floor after being approved by a committee.

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