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`Make My Day' Law

By: AP
By: AP

Lawmakers are looking at expanding Colorado's "Make My Day" law -- which says people who use deadly force to protect themselves in their homes can't be prosecuted.

A proposal called "Make My Day Better" would also protect people who use deadly force to protect themselves in their businesses and automobiles.

State Representative Cory Gardner will present his bill to a House committee Wednesday.

The Republican from Yuma points to the case of a Denver businessman who told police that he shot a burglar in self-defense inside his restaurant.

A judge threw out an attempted murder charge against him but ordered him to stand trial on a charge of first-degree assault.

Prosecutors say the law does NOT apply to businesses.

Gardner says there's no reason people can't protect themselves in their businesses or cars.

But Senate President Joan Fitz-Gerald says lawmakers need to be careful of unintended consequences.

She wonders if they want to approve lethal force to protect a car.


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