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Pennsylvania: Pass the 'castle law'

Friday, October 8, 2010

Before next month's election, and following the overwhelming support shown in the state House of Representatives, let's hope the Pennsylvania Senate quickly passes the "castle law," House Bill 40, which affirms that a person's home is his castle and that he can use deadly force to protect it. Pennsylvania law currently allows self defense but incorporates a "duty to retreat," if possible, to avoid the use of deadly force. Defenders of a strong castle law insist no one should be compelled to surrender his home to an intruder.

Read Original at: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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