The state House today is expected to vote on "stand your ground" legislation that would allow people to shoot assailants in self defense in public places without first retreating. Under the "Castle Doctrine," people are permitted to defend themselves with deadly force without retreat in their homes. The legislation, H.B. 40, would extend that to a person's porch, car or "anywhere you have a lawful right to be," said Rep. Scott Perry, R York County, the bill's sponsor.
Read Original at: The Tribune Review (Pittsburgh, Penn.)