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Assembly approves homeowners' use of force measure

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Homeowners and renters who shoot intruders would be presumed innocent under a bill the state Assembly passed.

It's already legal to shoot someone who breaks into your house as long as it's done in self-defense.

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The new bill would make the courts assume self-defense and the intruders would have to prove otherwise.

Carol Owens, R-Oshkosh, sponsored the measure, saying it's not wrong for people to protect themselves.

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