Deadly force expansion passes Pa. Senate

Deadly force expansion passes Pa. Senate

Deadly force expansion passes Pa. Senate

In Pennsylvania, as in most states, your home is your castle and you have a right to defend it.

Soon, you will be able to add your car. Or the sidewalk. Or anywhere you “have the legal right to be.”

The state Senate, in a 45-5 vote, gave final approval Monday to the so-called castle doctrine bill to expand the right of people to use deadly force against attackers in places outside their homes.

A spokesman for Gov. Corbett said the governor would sign the bill but was not sure when.

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Scott Perry (R., York), eliminates a requirement that people try to retreat before using deadly force in those situations.

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  • Guest

    Never was much good at retreating. Of course, I live in SD and we rarely back up for anyone.

  • Hazard123_99

    Wish New Mexico would get off their [email protected]# and pass Castle laws.

  • Anonymous

    as it should be if you have a right to carry then you have the right to defend yourself anywhere. and that should be any state that has concealed carry permit.

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