Castle doctrine laws vary from state to state, but they usually apply to locations where armed self-defense is considered protected. Specifically in Indiana, the castle doctrine applies to your car, too.
According to the Indianapolis Star that came in handy when a couple were in their car when approached by a group of yoots . . .
Two people were in a car in front of their home when multiple people approached the vehicle. At least one person in this group, including the deceased, had a gun, police said.
Fortunately, so did one of the people in the car. And they used it.
The teen attempted to rob the people in the car, Sgt. Frank Wooten said. Wooten said officers believe the homeowner, who was detained and taken in for questioning, acted in self-defense.
When police arrived, they found the armed teen DRT.
The deceased was identified as Armohnie Preswood, 16, by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.
The case is currently being reviewed by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, but at this time no charges have been filed. And given the facts as presented in the news report, charges seem unlikely. Another case of a lawful gun owner lawfully using a legally owned firearm to defend him or herself and possibly save lives. Just as the Second Amendment intended.
Do you know the laws that govern armed self defense in your state? If not, why not?