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Castle Doctrine Legislation to be Heard in Harrisburg Tomorrow

Monday, February 28, 2011

Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Today!

 

Senate Bill 273, Castle Doctrine legislation, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow, March 1.  SB 273, reintroduced by state Senator Richard Alloway, II (R-33) overwhelming passed both the state House and Senate last year and was vetoed by Governor Ed Rendell before he left office. 

 

Anti-gun groups are working to attach a laundry-list of bad amendments to SB 273 tomorrow.  We already know F-rated state Senator Daylin Leach (D-17) will be offering the so-called “Florida Loophole” amendment which would prohibit the use of out of state Right-to-Carry permits by Pennsylvania residents while inside the Commonwealth.  Once again this is an attempt by anti-gun zealots to torpedo this much-needed reform and we cannot allow that to happen.

 

SB 273 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. 


Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and respectfully urge them to vote for Senate Bill 273 without any anti-gun amendments.   The law-abiding gun owners of Pennsylvania should not be treated like criminals, because they choose to uphold their Second Amendment rights.  Contact information for the Senate Judiciary Committee can be found here.

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