Dickie Bell's intruders bill clears house

Tales of ex-spouses' confrontations and out-of-hand fraternity parties couldn't sway the House of Delegates from approving Staunton Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell's bill that would allow people to use deadly force if threatened by an intruder in their homes.

Bell's bill passed with a vote of 70-28 Thursday, moments after Del. Anne B. Crockett-Stark, R-Wytheville, set most of the chamber laughing with a story about an elderly woman — a sharpshooter, in Crockett-Stark's description — who scared off a burglar with a warning shot.

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