Today, House Bill 40, NRA-backed castle doctrine legislation, passed in the state Senate by a 45 to 5 vote. This bill will now go to Governor Tom Corbett for his consideration.
Introduced by state Representative Scott Perry (R-92), HB 40 would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their home and any place outside of their home where they have a legal right to be. If enacted into law, it would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.
The companion bill to HB 40, Senate Bill 273, was sponsored by Richard Alloway, II (R-33). Please thank both Representative Perry and Senator Alloway for sponsoring this important self-defense legislation. Contact information is listed below.
Also, please contact Governor Corbett and urge him to sign into law HB 40. He can be contacted by clicking here to send an e-mail message.
Representative Scott Perry
Senator Richard Alloway, II