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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