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Posted on 11/29/2010 8:27:20 PM PST by raptor22
Self-Protection: Pennsylvania's governor vetoes a bill expanding a citizen's right to protect self and family outside one's residence rather than exercise a "duty to retreat." It is a victory for predators over victims.
On Saturday, while people were still sleeping off their turkey feast or celebrating their Black Friday goodies, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell vetoed a bill that would have expanded the state's so-called Castle Doctrine to expand the permissible use of deadly force in self-defense outside of the currently allowed home and workplace.
The Castle Doctrine gets its name from the saying that a man's home is his "castle." As such, the homeowner or occupant has the right to protect the home from invasion and potentially deadly attack. Outside the home or workplace, the Pennsylvania citizen under attack is said to have a "duty to retreat" when confronted by an attacker,
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“duty to retreat.”
Pretty much says it all, doesn’t it ???
Duty to retreat...isn’t that an Obama-ism?
duty to retreat.
Pretty much says it all, doesnt it ???
Amen, brother. IMHO I have a” duty to survive!!!!”I will deal with the “duty to retreat” clause in court after i’m charged with murder or manslaughter......hahaha. Bet I “get off” too
Connecticut has no “duty to retreat” and is also a “shall issue” state when it comes to conceal carry. The opposite of Pennsylvania in both cases.
So if some thug with a flick knife and a zip gun confronts you, your not allowed to defend yourself or your family. Great idea, liberal morons...
I don’t know how things work in PA but I heard that the neet Governor will be a Republican and that members of his party will control both houses....a bill like this should not only be a priority but should likely be enacted once Rendell disappears.
That was terrific and I really appreciate the message and mood I am now in.
Yes, it does. We established this Union for the express purpose of pursuing happiness. How does one purse happiness when they are retreating for thugs?
If the Supremes can find an inalienable right to murder an unborn child, surely they would recognize my right to not flee in the face of those who wish to do me and my family harm. I guess I'm crazy that way.
Well, they elected the d**k. Good to be a union voter I guess.
I wonder when the sheeple are gonna wake up?
“Duty to retreat”
when did Pennsylvania become part of France?