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Pennsylvania: “Castle Doctrine” Concurrence Vote in Jeopardy!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Please Contact Your State Representative!

Three weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Senate passed House Bill 1926 by a vote of 45 to 4.  As reported earlier, HB1926 contains State Senator Richard Alloway’s (R-33) “Castle Doctrine” amendment.  This language 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.  If enacted, this law would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used. 

Intending to wrap up the remaining business for the year, the State Legislature returned to Harrisburg today, will remain for tomorrow Tuesday, November 9 and return again for a few days next week. However, in response to the November 2 election and resulting change of party control in the State House of Representatives, the currently Democratic controlled House announced the cancellation of the November voting schedule. 

It is critical that you please contact your State Representative TODAY and respectfully urge your legislator to demand Democratic Leadership to reconvene the House of Representatives and return to the “people’s business.”  Contact information can be found by clicking
here

IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD!

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