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Pennsylvania “Castle Doctrine” Legislation Still Needs Your Help!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Please Contact Governor Rendell and Your County District Attorney Today!

On Monday, November 15, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 161 to 35 to concur on House Bill 1926.  HB 1926 will now move to Governor Ed Rendell’s (D) desk for his consideration. 

Unfortunately, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association is opposed this legislation and is urging Governor Rendell to veto this important self-defense bill.  This Association does not speak for all District Attorneys in Pennsylvania.  Please take a moment to call your County District Attorney and urge him or her to speak out in support of HB 1926. Contact information can be found below. 

HB 1926 would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their home and any place 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. 

Also, please contact Governor Rendell today and respectfully urge him to protect law-abiding Pennsylvanian’s by signing HB 1926 into law.

The Governor can be reached at:

225 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17120

Phone: (717) 787-2500
Fax: (717) 772-8284
To email the Governor, please click

District Attorney contact information

Adams County

The Honorable Shawn C. Wagner

Adams County Courthouse

111 Baltimore Street, Rm. #6

Gettysburg PA 17325

(717) 337-9840


Allegheny County

The Honorable Stephen A. Zappala

Allegheny County Courthouse -- 303

436 Grant Street

Pittsburgh PA 15219-2489

(412) 350-4401


Armstrong County

The Honorable Scott J. Andreassi

Armstrong County Courthouse

500 E. Market Street

3rd Floor, Suite 323

Kittanning PA 16201

(724) 548-3240


Beaver County

The Honorable Anthony J. Berosh

Beaver County Courthouse

810 Third Street

Beaver PA 15009

(724) 773-8550


Bedford County

The Honorable William J. Higgins, Jr.

200 S. Juliana Street

Bedford PA 15522

(814) 623-4855


Berks County

The Honorable John T. Adams

Berks County Services Center, 5th Floor

633 Court Street

Reading PA 19601-4317

(610) 478-6000


Blair County

The Honorable Richard A. Consiglio

Blair County Courthouse

423 Allegheny Street, Suite 421

Hollidaysburg PA 16648

(814) 693-3010


Bradford County

The Honorable Daniel J. Barrett

Bradford County Courthouse

Main Street

Towanda PA 18848

(570) 265-1712


Bucks County

The Honorable David Heckler

Bucks County Courthouse

55 East Court Street

Doylestown PA  18901

(215) 348-6345

Cambria County

The Honorable Kelly Callihan

Cambria County Courthouse

200 South Center Street

Ebensburg PA 15931

(814) 472-1680

Clarion County

The Honorable Mark T. Aaron

502 Liberty Street

Clarion PA 16214

(814) 226-4423


Clearfield County

The Honorable William A. Shaw, Jr.

Clearfield County Courthouse

230 East Market Street, Suite 210

Clearfield PA 16830

(814) 765-2641 x5990


Clinton County

The Honorable Michael Salisbury

322 East Water Street

Lock Haven PA 17745

(570) 893-4141


Columbia County

The Honorable Gary E. Norton

Columbia County Courthouse

35 West Main Street

Bloomsburg PA 17815

(570) 389-5656


Crawford County

The Honorable Francis J. Schultz

Crawford County Courthouse

Meadville PA 16335

(814) 333-7455


Cumberland County

The Honorable David J. Freed

Cumberland County Courthouse

One Courthouse Square

Carlisle PA 17013

(717) 240-6210


Dauphin County

The Honorable Edward M. Marsico, Jr.

Dauphin County Courthouse

Front and Market Streets

Harrisburg PA 17101

(717) 780-6767


Delaware County

The Honorable G. Michael Green

Delaware County Courthouse

201 West Front Street

Media PA 19063

(610) 891-4168


Elk County

The Honorable Bradley J. Kraus

Elk County Courthouse

P. O. Box 448

Ridgway PA 15853

(814) 776-5325


Erie County

The Honorable Jack Daneri

Erie County Courthouse

140 West Sixth Street, Suite 506

Erie PA 16501

(814) 451-6349


Fayette County

The Honorable Jack R. Heneks, Jr.

Fayette County Courthouse

61 East Main Street

Uniontown PA 15401

(724) 430-1245


Forest County

The Honorable Elizabeth A. Ziegler

526 Elm Street #5

Tionesta PA 16353

(814) 755-3164


Franklin County

The Honorable Matthew Fogal

Franklin County Courthouse

157 Lincoln Way East

Chambersburg PA 17201

(717) 261-3827


Fulton County

The Honorable Travis L. Kendall

126 North Second Street

McConnellsburg PA 17233

(717) 485-5419


Greene County

The Honorable Marjorie J. Fox

10 East High Street, Room 304

Waynesburg PA 15370

(724) 852-5273


Huntingdon County

The Honorable George N. Zanic

Huntingdon County Courthouse

207 Washington Street

Huntingdon PA 16652

(814) 643-5371


Indiana County

The Honorable Thomas M. Bianco

Indiana County Courthouse

825 Philadelphia Street

Indiana PA 15701

(724) 465-3835


Jefferson County

The Honorable Jeffrey D. Burkett

Jefferson County Courthouse

200 Main Street

Brookville PA 15825

(814) 849-1628


Juniata County

Corey Snook

Juniata County Courthouse

P. O. Box 212

Mifflintown PA 17059

(717) 436-7725


Lackawanna County

The Honorable Andrew J. Jarbola

Lackawanna County Courthouse

200 North Washington Avenue

Scranton PA 18503

(570) 963-6717


Lancaster County

The Honorable Craig W. Stedman

Lancaster County Courthouse

50 North Duke Street

Lancaster PA 17608

(717) 299-8100


Lawrence County

The Honorable Joshua Lamancusa

Lawrence County Government Center

430 Court Street

New Castle PA 16101

(724) 656-1916


Lebanon County

The Honorable David J. Arnold, Jr.

400 South Eighth Street, Room 11

Lebanon PA 17042

(717) 274-2801 x2360


Lehigh County

The Honorable James B. Martin

Lehigh County Courthouse

455 West Hamilton Street

Allentown PA 18101-1614

(610) 782-3100


Luzerne County

The Honorable Jacqueline Musto Carroll

Luzerne County Courthouse

200 North River Street

Wilkes-Barre PA 18711

(570) 825-1674


Mercer County

The Honorable Robert G. Kochems

Suite 209 Mercer County Courthouse

Mercer PA 16137

(724) 662-3800 ext 2287


Mifflin County

The Honorable Stephen S. Snook

Mifflin County Courthouse

20 North Wayne Street

Lewistown PA 17044

(717) 248-9800


Monroe County

The Honorable E. David Christine,  Jr.

Monroe County Courthouse

7th & Monroe Streets

Stroudsburg PA 18360

(570) 420-3470


Montgomery County

The Honorable Risa Vetri Ferman

Montgomery County Courthouse

P.O. Box 311

Norristown PA 19404-0311

(610) 278-3100


Montour County

The Honorable Robert W. Buehner, Jr.

Montour County Courthouse

29 Mill Street

Danville PA 17821

(570) 271-3069


Northampton County

The Honorable John M. Morganelli

Northampton County Courthouse

669 Washington Street

Easton PA 18042

(610) 559-3020


Northumberland County

The Honorable Anthony J. Rosini

Northumberland County Courthouse

201 Market Street

Sunbury PA 17801

(570) 988-4134


Perry County

The Honorable Charles F. Chenot, III

P.O. Box 305

New Bloomfield PA 17068

(717) 582-5120


Philadelphia County

The Honorable R. Seth Williams

3 South Penn Square

Philadelphia PA 19107

(215) 686-8000


Pike County

The Honorable Raymond J. Tonkin

Pike County Administration Building

506 Broad Street

Milford PA 18337

(570) 296-3482


Potter County

The Honorable Andy Watson

One North Main Street, Suite 215

Gunzburger Building

Coudersport PA 16915

(814) 274-9450


Schuykill County

The Honorable James P. Goodman

Schuylkill County Courthouse

401 North Second Street

Pottsville PA 17901

(570) 628-1354


Snyder County

The Honorable Michael Piecuch

9 West Market Street,

P.O. Box 217

Middleburg PA 17842

(570) 837-4233


Somerset County

The Honorable Jerry L. Spangler

Somerset County Courthouse

111 East Union Street, Suite 40

Somerset PA 15501-1416

(814) 445-1456


Sullivan County

The Honorable Leonard Simpson

P.O. Box W

Laporte PA 18626

(570) 946-4053


Susquehanna County

The Honorable Jason J. Legg

P.O. Box 218

Montrose PA 18801

(570) 278-4600, ext. 180


Tioga County

The Honorable George W. Wheeler

Tioga County Courthouse

118 Main Street

Wellsboro PA 16901

(570) 724-1350


Union County

The Honorable D. Peter Johnson

Union County Courthouse

103 South Second Street

Lewisburg PA 17837

(570) 524-8651


Venango County

The Honorable Marie T. Veon

P.O. Box 831

Franklin PA 16323

(814) 432-9598


Warren County

The Honorable Ross W. McKeirnan

Warren County Courthouse

4th and Market Street

Warren PA 16365

(814) 728-3460


Washington County

The Honorable Steven M. Toprani

Washington County Courthouse

Suite 1003, One South Main Street

Washington PA 15301

(724) 228-6790


Wayne County

The Honorable Michael P. Lehutsky

Wayne County Courthouse

925 Court Street

Honesdale PA 18431

(570) 253-4912


Westmoreland County

The Honorable John W. Peck

2 North Main Street, Suite 206

Greensburg PA 15601

(724) 830-3949


Wyoming County

The Honorable Jeff Mitchell

One Courthouse Square

Tunkhannock PA 18657

(570) 836-4681


York County

The Honorable Tom Kearney

York County Judicial Center

45 North George Street

York PA 17401

(717) 771-9600

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.