State senator pushing bill to erase immunity for civil suits for self defense

Mark Twain may or may not have said of the Nevada Legislature, which he covered as a reporter in the mid-1800s, “No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”

But the statement is true nonetheless.

Aaron Ford

Take Senate Bill 254 introduced by state Senate Democratic Majority Leader Aaron Ford. This bill would make any person who forcibly defends his or her property and family against a robber or attacker subject to being sued by the attacker in civil court for damages. Current law prohibits such a farce.

Ford’s bill specifically strikes this language from the law: “Force which is intended or likely to cause death or bodily  injury is immune from civil liability in an action to recover damages for personal injuries to or the wrongful death of a person against whom such force was used if the use of such force was justified under the applicable provisions of chapter 200 of NRS relating to the use of such force.”

This is a sop to trial lawyers and a blatant threat to law abiding citizens who use self defense.

And Ford, an attorney, is said to be contemplating a run for attorney general? Any future opponent for any office he seeks should pound him about the head and shoulders with this atrocity.




4 comments on “State senator pushing bill to erase immunity for civil suits for self defense

  1. Bill says:

    So, is this Ford’s bill or is he carrying the water for Segerbloom and the Trial Lawyers? We don’t need to provide any more torts to the already low hanging fruit available to an already too litigious society.

  2. Steve says:

    So, in Fords perverted world, I cannot use any manner of defense to protect my family from an intruder in my home, without their family suing me for everything I own as a result of their crackhead family member causing me injury while trying to steal from me?

    Why can’t I sue the intruders family for anything they own based on the actions of their crackhead family member?

  3. Rincon says:

    If the crackhead is a minor, I think you can. I would like to see Ford’s justification for it, but curiously, the only mention of it I find On line is Conservative sites complaining about it. Could this be so called false news?

  4. There is a link to the bill.

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