Castle Doctrine Reintroduced

Per NRA-ILA Alert

Castle Doctrine Legislation Reintroduced in Pennsylvania

Senate Bill 273, Castle Doctrine legislation, has been reintroduced by state Senator Richard Alloway, II (R-33). In 2010, both the state House and Senate overwhelming passed this important self-defense legislation, which was vetoed by Governor Ed Rendell before he left office.

SB 273 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, this law would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.

Read the entire bill here!

This time I expect to see this pass the legislature quickly, and likewise, be quickly signed into law by the governor.

For those unfamiliar with the Castle Doctrine Bill, it accomplishes the following:

1. Affirms an individual’s right to defend themselves in their home and/or vehicle.

2. Ends requirement that one retreat in the face of danger. As one never knows if one can truly retreat safely. To require an individual to do so, when the situation is unclear is an unfair legal burden.

3. Eliminates civil lawsuits against those who defend themselves and are cleared of any criminal charges.

These are very important fundamental rights that need to be protected.

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Published in: on January 30, 2011 at 2:48 am  Leave a Comment  

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