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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    (Lancaster County)
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    Default HB 40 is out of the Judiciary Committee 5-25-2010!!!!

    Rather than keep adding to the massive original thread, this would be a clean slate to discuss the upcoming House vote on HB 40 and the amendments to the bill from the committee. I have not seen the amendments, but will add a link when avail. I hope it maintains the civil liability provisions.

    This is like reading a birth announcement for a family member or close friend:

    Real-Time Updates & Breaking News from Central PA
    Breaking News, Government - state, Pennsylvania »
    Gun legislation advances in Pennsylvania House of Representatives
    By The Patriot-News
    May 25, 2010, 12:29PM
    CHRIS KNIGHT, The Patriot-News Legislation giving gun owners greater freedom to use their weapons to defend their homes progressed toward becoming law after it was approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

    House Bill 40 , sponsored by Rep. Scott Perry, R-Dillsburg, is a supported of the “Castle Doctrine” which has been adopted by 23 other states and argues “that a home is a person’s castle.”

    In the bill, this means that home owners are able to use a firearm against a burglar simply for breaking in, without needing to be directly threatened by the tresspasser.

    In addition, the bill would also eliminate an individual’s duty to flee if possible when confronted by an attacker in a public place. Rather, the victim could use deadly force against the attacker.
    Last edited by KMAG; May 25th, 2010 at 11:33 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Las Vegas, Nevada
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    Default Re: HB 40 is out of the Judiciary Committe 5-25-2010!!!!

    Congrats to you all on the almost passed HB 40 and the defeat of the three anti bills. It's about time we had sensible law makers and it couldn't happen to a better State. Can't wait to move up there and become one of you.
    NRA Life Member

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