Anti-Gun Amendments Defeated Again in the Keystone State! (via NRA-ILA Alerts)
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 Earlier this afternoon, attempts to attach anti-gun amendments to House Bill 40 were defeated. The so-called “Florida Loophole” was once again defeated by a 140 to 50 vote, after which three anti-gun amendments were withdrawn.
Introduced by state Representative Scott Perry (R-92), House Bill 40, NRA-backed Castle Doctrine legislation, 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. If enacted into law, it would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.
Law-abiding gun owners of Pennsylvania should not be treated like criminals because they choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
The state House will be returning in April to give final consideration to HB 40. In the meantime, please contact your state Representative and urge him or her to support HB 40 with NO amendments. For contact information or help identifying your state Representative, click here.