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Gerry Clinchy
07-01-2011, 09:42 PM
Gov. Tom Corbett signed the Castle Doctrine legislation into law earlier this week. It will allow law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, as self-defense against an attacker or intruder without a duty to retreat first. It also offers protection against civil liability for the lawful use of force in self-defense. The new law will not apply if the person entering the home is another resident of the home, a law enforcement officer or is a parent, grandparent or other guardian removing a child from the home or vehicle. It also does not apply if a person is using his or her home or vehicle to further criminal activity.

This came from an email from my Congressman, so this is the only quote I have for you.

This law seems to actually make sense. Quite a novelty.

BHB
07-01-2011, 09:59 PM
That is a novel approach! Logical too! Who'da thunk?

BHB

badbullgator
07-02-2011, 06:46 AM
This came from an email from my Congressman, so this is the only quote I have for you.

This law seems to actually make sense. Quite a novelty.

Florida has had the no retreat clause in the Castle Doctrine for years now. The Brady bunch posted billboards all over the state warning tourist that we would shoot them just for sport.....
Glad to see others are following suite. Our state has preemption, meaning that local governments cannot pass ANY gun Laws, the state has complete authority in regard to gun laws. Many local gooberments still thought they could post parks, beaches, and anything else they thought needed guns kept out. Many lawsuits over these and all were won by the gun folks, but there was no recourse against the officials who blatantly violated state law. As of yesterday, local officials responsible for violating the state law and making their own gun ordinances will be fined a far amount of $$$ for doing so. All of the no gun county signs were removed in my county a couple of months ago when the bill passed!

huntinman
07-02-2011, 08:26 AM
We need a law for that??:confused:

Pete
07-02-2011, 08:50 AM
We need a law for that??:confused: Of course we do. Don't you know if someone is trying to kill you and you throw a punch before you turn and run that you are as guilty as the guy trying to kill you. That what I love about our lawmakers. they are so smart., and logical. I can't believe they only earn millions .

Pete

zeus3925
07-02-2011, 09:20 AM
Most are failed lawyers!

Steve Hester
07-03-2011, 09:58 PM
Of course we do. Don't you know if someone is trying to kill you and you throw a punch before you turn and run that you are as guilty as the guy trying to kill you.
Pete

Not in my state.........

troy schwab
07-06-2011, 02:06 PM
May sound silly, but this is a big deal, particularly for Pennsylvania. I have CC'd since I was able, and this cloud has always hung over the heads of many pennsylvanians. The simple fact of having to worry about the god forbid chance of having to defend myself with deadly force, and being sued over it, is now gone. Thank you Tom Corbett.

Lady Duck Hunter
07-06-2011, 02:16 PM
Congratulations, The Castle doctrine is a much appreciated law in my state as well.

Pete
07-06-2011, 06:15 PM
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Of course we do. Don't you know if someone is trying to kill you and you throw a punch before you turn and run that you are as guilty as the guy trying to kill you.
Pete

Not in my state.........


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Of course we do. Don't you know if someone is trying to kill you and you throw a punch before you turn and run that you are as guilty as the guy trying to kill you.
Pete

Not in my state.........
Not in my state either,,, But PA is extremely socialistic in nature.

Steve Hester
07-07-2011, 09:43 AM
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Of course we do. Don't you know if someone is trying to kill you and you throw a punch before you turn and run that you are as guilty as the guy trying to kill you.
Pete

Not in my state.........
Not in my state either,,, But PA is extremely socialistic in nature.


??????????? You lost me there Pete.

FOM
07-07-2011, 10:30 AM
Colorado has the "Make My Day" law or something to that affect, too.

I feel sorry for the dumb criminal who comes into my house uninvited when I'm home! And I won't shoot just to scare them off...

Glad to see PA now has similar laws.

Gerry Clinchy
07-07-2011, 12:19 PM
??????????? You lost me there Pete.

You have to live in PA to understand it better :-)

The State is the only source of hard liquor in PA, for starters. All liquor stores are "state stores". Of course, those stores' employees are state employees with state pensions as well :-) It's been a fight for some years to divest the state of this. Getting closer to accomplishing this, we hope.

The state has now begun taxing proceeds of IRAs. PA taxes casino profits at 50% v. much less in other states that have legalized gambling.

We had Dem Gov. Rendell for 8 years, who increased the budget by leaps and bounds. Rendell went to Harrisburg via Philadelphia political machine. It's small wonder that Rendell was on a list of potential VP choices for Obama, if Biden was dropped off the ticket.

Pete
07-09-2011, 10:23 AM
You have to live in PA to understand it better :smile:

The State is the only source of hard liquor in PA, for starters. All liquor stores are "state stores". Of course, those stores' employees are state employees with state pensions as well :smile: It's been a fight for some years to divest the state of this. Getting closer to accomplishing this, we hope.

The state has now begun taxing proceeds of IRAs. PA taxes casino profits at 50% v. much less in other states that have legalized gambling.

We had Dem Gov. Rendell for 8 years, who increased the budget by leaps and bounds. Rendell went to Harrisburg via Philadelphia political machine. It's small wonder that Rendell was on a list of potential VP choices for Obama, if Biden was dropped off the ticket.
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I moved there from Idaho back in the late 90's. it wasn't a month I was there till I got a welcome to PA letter followed up with a percapita tax. And shortly after that a "right to work tax". Then that tax season the town I lived in sent me a form for my city income tax. I would love to be a fly on the wall at those board meetings.

"Hey Sam,,we need more money... Oh waht do you propose ,,,,,hey we can tell the tax payer they have a right to work and then we can tax that. They'll love it,,,and give us another term."

who comes up with this sh!t

Oh and you should read some of the township rules and regulations.
A commonwealth is where your wealth is common to the governments and is redistributed to wasteful means

Other than the politics its a gorgeous state.




Pete

Steve Hester
07-10-2011, 06:42 PM
Man, Pa. must be a crappy place to live!