PA Castle Doctrine passes Senate ..

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  1. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

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    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.
  2. BETH

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    it should be passed
  3. Bobitis

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    Congrats Terry, and all the other great people of PA.:dance:

    Once this passes it's pretty tough to repeal. Welcome to the club.:D
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    As it should be, all accross the USA.
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    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

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    We will have to see what this new Gov will do. He was not thrilled with it prior. Lot of pressure put on by NRA. We all got bumper stickers etc and cards to send to the legislators and the Gov. which were supplied by the NRA to us members to send. What is great is this extends to your vehicle.
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  6. Bobitis

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    Is he a Rino?
  7. Zhurh

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    Good to hear. We were originally from NW Pa, Crawford Co; left 20 years back. People tell me it has went so far left from what I remember; I'd never recognize the place; so to hear castle doctrine is a good thing. Crime must be getting worse.

    I could never survive there after living in rural Alaska; be locked up within minutes for exhibiting the everyday freedoms we find quite normal; so I doubt I'll ever go back even to visit. We went back in 97, planned on staying 2 weeks; were gone 2 days later; couldn't take the congestion, hordes of people, and lack of space. But glad just the same to see the castle doctrine on it's way. Now you all have to start reversing all the local & state regulations & rules that enslave you so; it can be done; people get a taste of freedom and they want more of the stuff.
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    Its about time. The last time it came up, Ed "The Guru of the Dem Party" Rendell, our worst governor in history (IMHO) vetoed. Word was, if it came back, Corbett would sign it. I sure hope so.
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    Gov Corbetts office said late yesterday he WILL sign this bill. Castle Doctrine will extend to ANYWHERE you have the right to be as long as you have permit to carry. Yes, PA may be moving a bit more in the right direction.
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    Congratulations.

    Looking at the 45 to 5 vote tells me that 5 needs to be voted out of office. :)
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    THAT'S the way to do it ...

    let em know You say what the laws shall be
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    Ha.. Those senile old farts with soon die and wont be a problem any more LOL
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    I wish Wisconsin would get on some legislation like this. But it would take a miracle. Right now the liberals are already going crazy over concealed carry even with all the attention on the collective bargaining laws.
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    Well it's just like those four US Supreme Court Justices who voted against the Second Amendment in that McDonald v. Chicago case last year. Which is really scary to say the least.

    It's kind of scary in a sense that five people can say you don't have Constitutional rights guarunteed in the Bill of Rights.

    And isn't that the whole point of the Second Amendment? When the legislative, executive and judicial branch vote to take your rights away, your guns become the keepers of the Constitution.
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    But you know in the end it all comes down to people's perception in the USA. Any full scale change in the 2nd amendment and implementation would lead to upheaval & political change and the dems have felt it in the past. People believe they have the right of the 2nd amendment and not judicial review will change that. It's the same with the Indians around here. The fed park people demand them to stop this and that and the Indians ignore the fed regs and do as they always have done. In the end the feds change their policy to fit what the local Indians see as their cultural rights. Be like what would occur if Big "O" closed down all the Baptist Churches, everything would hit the fan. I'm not so worried about the 2nd amendment; have more faith in America's perception of freedom and that will never change.

    Govts enslave people through taxes, regulations, rules, and their march towards socialism. Look at what occurs when people stand up, like to say prop taxes. Let a referendum get passed on state level; the govt people are really afraid of such things. Also, bad economy means the people in power are held responsible and the pendulum will swing back the other way.

    I'm glad they have started to pass the castle doctrine in Pa. NOw the people need to lower state, local ,and county taxes to really make big changes there. Pennsylvanians have no idea how obscenely over taxed they are, no joke. They have been conditioned to accept it as business as usual and think it's like that everywhere, and people in Pa can make the changes too; just have to wake on up.
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