Both Sides Agree Castle Doctrine Passed Too Fast

RICHMOND — People on either side of the gun rights debate in Virginia are looking to combat Monday's Senate passage of legislation that says it is OK to use deadly force against an intruder in your home if you feel threatened.

The "Castle Doctrine" bill, sponsored by Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell, R-Staunton, goes to Gov. Bob McDonnell after passing the state Senate with a 24-16 vote. It passed the House of Delegates on Feb. 9, with a 70-28 vote.

Both the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights group, and gun control supporters at the Virginia Center for Public Safety said they'll continue to oppose the bill.

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