No retreat law proposed in PA
A no retreat law is being proposed in PA, according to this article. If the reporter has it right, it sounds a bit strange... only applicable to CCW permit holders.
On the other hand, it may be no stranger than the existing law. I was about to post on it yesterday when my browser crashed and I lost the link--as I remember it, the existing PA law covers self-defense in two sections, one relating to defense of self or others, the other to defense of property, and there is no retreat provision in the defense of property section, but none in the defense of self or others one!
Having read the
proposed legislation, I cannot see a requirement to be licensed. Pennsylvania law in regards to firearms seems quite reasonable most of the time. I recently learned that while Courthouses are prohibited places for firearms, counties are required to provide for their safe storage for officers and ccw licensees. If a licensee forgets to do so, it is classified as a summary offense, much like a parking ticket.
Posted by: Jared McLaughlin at August 17, 2006 08:41 AM
I also could not find any reference to carry permit holders in the bill.
I'm wondering if the bill has morphed, if they are referencing a different bill, or if someone is trying to slip a discordant and false note into the public dialog.
Posted by: geekWithA.45 at August 17, 2006 07:44 PM
It looks like the opinion of the articles writer. He appears to assume that only a ccw permitee would have a gun in public.
Posted by: Tom Gunn at August 17, 2006 08:49 PM