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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,…

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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…

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Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine Bill Headed to Governor's Desk

Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk

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…

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Philly DA to Prosecute Open Carrier (Follow-up Story)

Philly DA to Prosecute Open Carrier (Follow-up Story)

In a follow up story about Pennsylvania OC'er Mark Fiorino: But only temporarily. Fiorino posted the audio recordings on youtube, and now they are harassing him again: A new investigation was launched, and last month the District Attorney's Office decided to charge Fiorino with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct because, a spokeswoman said, he refused…

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Philadelphia Open-carrier Harassed by Police with Audio

Philadelphia Open-carrier Harassed by Police with Audio

Mark Fiorino lives in Lansdale, PA and has a Pennsylvania concealed weapon permit.  While visiting his mother he was treated like a criminal by the Philadelphia Police Department merely for open carrying.  Please note that some localities in PA require a carry permit in order to open carry.  Here's his story: I have learned to…

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