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Resource ID: #16241
Subject: Law
Source: Westword (Denver)
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Date: September 16, 1999

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This article examines a statute in Colorado referred to as the "Make My Day Law," which allows homeowners to shoot to kill any intruder into their home and fear no legal repercussions. Upon examination, Dexheimer found that "in the 50-odd times the law had been used, circumstances were seldom as clear as supporters might have hoped when Make My Day was passed. Rarely was an innocent homeowner accosted in his home by a stranger and forced to shoot to protect his life and property. Rather, the killings were much, much messier..."

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