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Governor signs Castle Doctrine Bill into law

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Guam now joins 27 states that have a castle doctrine law. Governor Eddie Calvo signed the bill authored by Senator Tony Ada into law today. The law protects residents from being prosecuted for protecting themselves from intruders who threaten their safety in their homes, cars or place of business. 

The castle doctrine is based on the belief that your home is your castle and you should not have to beg or plead if you are approached by anyone violent who comes in to your home to hurt you.   The measure passed two Saturdays ago with a vote of 10-5. Speaker Judi Won Pat, Vice Speaker BJ Cruz and Senators Ben Pangelinan, Dennis Rodriguez Junior, and Michael San Nicolas voted against the measure.

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