Stand Your Ground: Private vs. public in the great outdoors


Idaho’s new trespassing law in the American West expands the rights of property owners to keep people off their land, in a state where private property is one of the core values. Sportsmen also point to a potential dangerous overlap with Idaho’s new “stand your ground” law, which allows individuals to use deadly force when defending their private property. And conservative groups like hunters and sheriffs say the law could lead to an innocent trespasser being arrested, now that property owners don’t have to post their “no trespassing” signs as rigorously. Sen. Abby Lee's participation in this news feature was as part of the NEW Leadership Mock Debate at Boise State University. She was teaching a class potential arguments on the topic.