Thursday, February 12, 2009

PA Castle Doctrine Bill Introduced

A "castle doctrine" bill has been introduced in Pennsylvania.  This bill reaffirms that a person's home is his castle, limits the duty to retreat, and in general clarifies when a person may use force, including deadly force, in defense of himself and others.  It also limits lawsuits by criminals against people who used force to defend themselves or others against a criminal act, e.g., a homeowner who shoots a burglar breaking into his home.

This is a good bill.  I urge any of my readers who live in PA to contact their legislators in support of this bill.

The text of the bill is here.

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