Castle Doctrine Passes Judiciary

From Senator Alloway:

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Richard Alloway II (R-33) to expand the Castle Doctrine in Pennsylvania to protect gun owners who act in self-defense.

On to the Senate floor. The committee was a problem last session, but the makeup has improved a bit, and obviously it’s good news for the bill to have sailed though. It passed by a vote of 10-3. I’ll let you know who the three were when we get that information. There was an attempt to amend Florida Loophole, but the amendment was withdrawn.

UPDATE: Vote breakdown here.

7 Responses to “Castle Doctrine Passes Judiciary”

  1. Dannytheman says:

    I’m stuck at work so I will jump in to say a hardy woohoooo!!!

  2. Adam Z says:

    Nice…good first step. Glad the Florida-Loophole happy-horse-crap was knocked down too.

  3. Adam Z says:

    Well, well, well…would you look at the voting. Chairman Greenleaf actually voted for Castle Doctrine…interesting turn of events there. But he still has his name to this stink bomb which would allow Philadelphia to trump PA Preemption…

    Still not sure on what side of the fence he is on. Seems like he’s sitting on the fence, rather than chosing a side…

  4. armed_partisan says:

    The so-called “Florida Loophole” is actually illegal in Florida, so it’s a stupid, bullcrap name.

  5. Looks like Rep. Gordner earned the vote I gave him!

  6. Sorry…Senator. He was our Rep. for a long time and typed that out of reflex!

  7. Mobo says:

    This is good news, of course, but I think that stronger preemption language and removal of the “character and reputation” clause should be the top priority.