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Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine Law Takes Effect Tomorrow

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tomorrow, August 27, House Bill 40 takes effect.  This NRA-backed Castle Doctrine legislation was signed by Governor Tom Corbett on June 28.

Introduced by state Representative Scott Perry (R-92), HB 40 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. It would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.

The Senate companion bill to HB 40 was sponsored by state Senator Richard Alloway, II (R-33).  Please thank both Representative Perry and Senator Alloway for sponsoring this important self-defense legislation.  Contact information is listed below.

Representative Scott Perry
(717) 783-8783

Senator Richard Alloway, II
(717) 787-4651


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