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Thread: Pennsylvania Passes Self-Defense Improvement Bill

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    Administrator John Pierce's Avatar
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    Pennsylvania Passes Self-Defense Improvement Bill

    On the same day that the Wisconsin Assembly passed their historic carry bill, the Pennsylvania Senate passed a bill which strengthens the statutory Castle Doctrine, removes the duty to retreat in certain public places, and offers a legal presumption of reasonableness in certain cases of self defense. The bill, House Bill 40, was overwhelmingly passed by a vote of 45 5 with both Democrat and Republican support.

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    Regular Member Dennis Brady III's Avatar
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    When will this bill come in effect?
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    I travel to PA every couple of months. This is great news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Brady III View Post
    When will this bill come in effect?

    60 days after it was signed, should be August 27th, 2011.
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