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OBAMA CO-SPONSORED 2004 BILL STRENGTHENING SELF-DEFENSE IN ILLINOIS
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Quote:President Barack Obama has questioned the wisdom of "Stand Your Ground" laws, which in many states provide that a person using justified force in self-defense against an attacker has no duty to retreat before using that force. However, in 2004, then-State Senator Obama co-sponsored a bill that strengthened an Illinois law providing for the use of lethal force in self-defense, making the use of such force more likely.

Obama's bill, SB 2386, prevented the aggressor (or his or her family, heirs and estate) from suing the person who had used justified force for damages incurred as a result of the use of that force.

Though not a "Stand Your Ground" measure, Obama's legislation was likewise designed to protect those acting in self-defense--"to prevent victims of crimes from being victimized again in civil court," according to another co-sponsor.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/...n-Illinois
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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