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Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania

Gun owners in this state showed that they can get the job done when it comes to defending their right to bear arms. Now the question is, can we move the ball forward?

“Castle Doctrine” legislation, House Bill 641, introduced by State Representative Steven Cappelli (R-83), will be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m. in Room G50 of the Irvis Office Building.

This critical legislation will ensure that law-abiding Pennsylvanians have the ability to defend themselves and their loved ones from violent attack without fear of criminal prosecution or civil action.

Letters will be going out tonight. Since this looks likely to pass, I will also make sure my state representative knows how I would like him to vote on this when it comes to the floor for a vote. I think we can put Castle Doctrine on Ed Rendell’s desk, and force him to make some serious choices in deciding whether or not to sign it. Regardless of what the Governor does, it’ll be a political victory for gun owners just to get it on his desk. Let’s get it done folks.

UPDATE: From Melody Zullinger of PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs:

Just got word that HB 641 has been pulled from Tuesday’s agenda and will not be considered. No further details at this time.

I’ll keep everyone updated on this one.

One Response to “Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania”

  1. Michael says:

    Good luck to you, hope your state enacts into law. We have it down here in Georgia and it has been put to the test alread. I works just fine.

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