Kentucky Self-Defense Law Put To The Test

On Wednesday, Kentucky’s new self-defense law that allows people to shoot dangerous home invaders without fear or prosecution will be put to the test.

The Kentucky Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two cases involving the law.

In both cases, lawyers are trying to overturn murder and manslaughter convictions against men attorneys claim acted in self defense.


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  • by Will Location: West Ky on Oct 5, 2011 at 08:36 AM
    I'll stand my ground and nye be afraid. Set them free, the ones who trespassed should have thought about it...or maybe they did and decided to proceeded into the here after. Defend yourselves and not be worried about the aftermath.
  • by Zane Location: West Ky on Nov 5, 2009 at 01:56 PM
    I think they should go free because they were trying to protect themselves. If they enter your home or property without your permission, you should have the right to shoot them.
  • by Sandy Location: SE KY on Sep 11, 2008 at 06:51 PM
    Let them go free. Yes, you should be able to protect yourself. Personally if they are anywhere (in the house or in the yard) on your property without your permission you should be able to protect it. It makes me sick how the government protects the crook but not the law abiding citizen. We've worked hard for what we've got and some person that is too lazy to work for what they want shouldn't be able to take it. I say shoot to kill ask questions later. This would save alot of tax payer money, Because the person that is being robbed has to pay for a lawyer, but the robber gets one appointed. Then more than likely will get off by a technicality. If they are dead then that will be one less lazy sole on this earth to worry about. We don't know if they plan to hurt or kill us for a dime, so why should we worry about why they are where they shouldn't be.
  • by Brenda Location: Elkhorn City on Sep 10, 2008 at 03:52 PM
    YOU GO ELKHORN CITY ELEMENTARY ON YOUR CATS SCORES,way to GO. We're very PROUD of our students and staff.
  • by Kristy Location: SE KY on Sep 10, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    You should be able to protect yourself and your family if you feel endangered. People shouldn't be in your home w/o your permission.

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