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Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Hears Testimony on “Castle Doctrine” Self-Defense Bill

Friday, November 20, 2009

Please Continue Contacting the Members of the House Judiciary Committee

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee took testimony on House Bill 40.  No action was taken on the bill.

HB40, sponsored by State Representative Scott Perry (R-92), would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be.  It is clearly stated that there would be no “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family.  HB40 would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used. 

Thank you to the pro-gun voices who spoke in support of this vital self-defense legislation.

Please continue contacting the members of the House Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to support HB40.  Contact information can be found below.

State Representative Thomas R. Caltagirone (D-127)
(717) 787-3525

State Representative Deberah Kula (D-52)
(717) 772-1858

State Representative Kathy Manderino (D-194)
(717) 787-1254

State Representative John E. Pallone (D-54)
(717) 783-1819 

State Representative Don Walko (D-20)
(717) 787-5470

State Representative Joseph F. Brennan (D-133)
(717) 772-9902

State Representative James E. Casorio Jr. (D-56)
(717) 783-3483

State Representative Paul J. Drucker (D-157)
(717) 705-2003

State Representative Bryan R. Lentz (D-161)
(717) 787-8574

State Representative Joseph A. Petrarca (D-55)
(717) 787-5142

State Representative Josh Shapiro (D-153)
(717) 783-7619

State Representative Greg Vitali (D-166)
(717) 787-7647

State Representative Chelsa Wagner (D-22)
(717) 783-1582

State Representative Ronald G. Waters (D-191)
(717) 772-9850

State Representative Jesse White (D-46)
(717) 783-6437

State Representative Ron Marsico (R-105)
(717) 783-2014

State Representative Mike Vereb (R-150)
(717) 705-7164

State Representative Tom C. Creighton (R-37)
(717) 772-5290

State Representative Will Gabig (R-199)
(717) 772-2280

State Representative Richard R. Stevenson (R-8)
(717) 783-6438

State Representative Glen R. Grell (R-87)
(717) 783-2063

State Representative Kate Harper (R-61)
(717) 787-2801

State Representative Tim Krieger (R-57)
(717) 260-6146

State Representative Bernie O'Neill (R-29)
(717) 705-7170

State Representative Todd Rock (R-90)
(717) 783-5218

State Representative Katie True (R-41)
(717) 705-7161

 

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