Bill expanding self-defense law reintroduced in Pa. House

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Legislation to expand Pennsylvania’s so-called “Castle Doctrine” so that gun owners could use deadly force without the “duty of retreat” has been reintroduced in the state House of Representatives…”The bill eliminates the duty to retreat before using lethal force outside of your home if the attacker displays or uses a lethal weapon,” [Rep. Scott Perry (R-York/Cumberland)] said in a statement.

Pennsylvania’s “Castle Doctrine” law is currently quite weak compared to other states with Castle Doctrine.

A similar bill was vetoed last year by Democratic Governor Ed Rendell. Republican Tom Corbett now holds that office.

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