STAND-YOUR-GROUND EXPANSION (SB 1004) – SUPPORT
Summary of Legislation
The bill expands Idaho’s current Stand-Your-Ground law to include what is commonly called “Criminal Immunity.” Here are some critical things the bill does:
- Gives gun owners an option, before trial, to invoke “Stand-Your-Ground” within 14 days of being in jail. Rather than waiting until after a trial is over, the government is forced to bring real evidence to show a reason for holding a gun owner in jail.
- Gun owners who are found “Not Guilty” because of “Self-Defense” can be reimbursed court costs.