Have your say on government e-petitions

Castle Doctrine - An Englishman's Castle

Submitted on Monday 26th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: no-action (see below for details)

Petition Action

Castle Doctrine - An Englishman's Castle

Additional Information

An American's home is his castle.

A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine arising from English common law that designates one's place of residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as one's car or place of work) as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend their place, and any other innocent persons legally inside it, from violent attack or an intrusion which may lead to violent attack. In a legal context, therefore, use of deadly force which actually results in death may be defended as justifiable homicide under the Castle Doctrine.


You can't sign this petition because it was rejected. But you can still comment on it here at Repetition.me!

This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

Have your say on this petition!

comments powered by Disqus

repetition.me is a Good Stuff website

3.238.225.8 Sun, 14 Aug 2022 01:32:21 +0100