Broadly speaking, the Castle Doctrine is a law that explicates under which circumstances a person can use deadly force against a home intruder. The term Castle Doctrine is based on an English Common Law provision that one’s home is his/her “castle.”
NC decided to extract some of the subjectivity from its Castle Doctrine law. The new law presumes that “a person who unlawfully and by force enters or attempts to enter one of these locations [home, workplace, vehicle] intends to commit an unlawful act involving force or violence.”
Moreover, the new law expands the Castle Doctrine to vehicles and places of work.
- North Carolina to broaden handgun laws Dec. 1 (charlotte.news14.com)
- Home defense and The Castle Doctrine (tcpalm.com)
- Burglar Dead After Woman With A Shotgun Shoots Him In The Head (dreamindemon.com)
- Report Questions the effectiveness of Castle Doctrine (mississippipep.wordpress.com)