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Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Signs Castle Doctrine

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Signs Castle Doctrine

Pennsylvania Gov. Corbett Signs Castle Doctrine

Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday signed a bill to widen the right to use deadly force in self-defense.

The bill, enacted by the Senate last week, will expand the state’s castle doctrine to allow the right to use a gun or other deadly force in self-defense in situations outside a person’s home or business. Currently, the use of deadly force is not justifiable if the person can safely retreat, except when the threat is made inside his or her home or business.

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  • Isaac Addison

    The constitution should cover castle doctrine anyways! If the government (in certain states) gives us the ablity to defend ourselfs by carrying, then why do (in certain states that does not have the castle doctrine) we have to “safely retreat to use of deadly force is not justifiable if the person can “? That is what we call a oxymoron. I made the comment before “the law is on the bad guys side” more than helping us to protect the family.