Intruder Bill Gets Through Roadblock

A last-minute roadblock sparked some fancy footwork to keep alive Staunton Del. Richard P. "Dickie" Bell's legislation that says it is OK for people to use deadly force against intruders into their homes.

The hurdle: A gun rights group reiterated concern the bill would constrain peoples' right to defend themselves.

The venue: A state Senate committee that passed a similar, but not identical bill, two weeks ago. That bill went on to clear the full Senate with a vote of 23-17.

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