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Drivers who hit protesters in North Carolina now have protection with this new law

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Today on "Pure Opelka," Mike Opelka reported that North Carolina has pushed through a law that will allow drivers pinned in by protesters to be shielded from civil liability if they accidentally hit them while practicing "due care" to avoid them.

The opposition says this gives drivers license to mow down pedestrians. Those in favor point out that it allows them to defend themselves in court when someone who has purposefully approached a vehicle to do harm or refuses to move is injured by their own actions.

State Representative Michael Speciale (R) said, “These people are nuts to run in front of cars like they do … and say, ‘Me and my buddy here are going to stop this two-and-a-half-ton vehicle.'"

North Dakota and Tennessee have tried, but failed, to pass similar measures.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 12-3 p.m. ET, 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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