GUEST ESSAY: Thugs won't exploit a Castle Doctrine expansion

There are 23 comments on the Public Opinion story from Dec 8, 2010, titled GUEST ESSAY: Thugs won't exploit a Castle Doctrine expansion. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Last month, the General Assembly took action to protect the rights of responsible gun owners by passing legislation to expand the state's self-defense law.

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Dave

Chambersburg, PA

#1 Dec 9, 2010
Rich, I can't agree. I am disappointed that you chose to pander by backing this absurd law.
that is crazy

Greencastle, PA

#2 Dec 9, 2010
Dave wrote:
Rich, I can't agree. I am disappointed that you chose to pander by backing this absurd law.
What makes this law absurd? Why do you think I should not be able to protect myself in my own home, or in my car? As soon as someone breaks in, they have already shown 'intent' to harm me or my family. Why should unwelcome intruders (thugs) have more rights than me in my own home?
worldinspector

Chambersburg, PA

#3 Dec 9, 2010
that is crazy wrote:
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What makes this law absurd? Why do you think I should not be able to protect myself in my own home, or in my car? As soon as someone breaks in, they have already shown 'intent' to harm me or my family. Why should unwelcome intruders (thugs) have more rights than me in my own home?
Current law already gives you all of those rights in your home. This proposal just expands it to outdoor situations, etc.
But that said, I think reasonable people will continue to take reasonable actions and expect rational decisions by prosecutors and juries in filing charges, etc., whether or not the "castle doctrine" is expanded. When your life is at stake, you run for the gun or knife or baseball bat, not the law books!
mark

United States

#4 Dec 9, 2010
Dave wrote:
Rich, I can't agree. I am disappointed that you chose to pander by backing this absurd law.
I believe if u did research on the bill you would change your mind. This is exactly the type of bill that needs signed into law.
Spartacus

Carlisle, PA

#5 Dec 9, 2010
that is crazy wrote:
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What makes this law absurd? Why do you think I should not be able to protect myself in my own home, or in my car? As soon as someone breaks in, they have already shown 'intent' to harm me or my family. Why should unwelcome intruders (thugs) have more rights than me in my own home?
Because, as Michael Savage says, liberalism is a mental disorder, and liberals will always place the rights of criminals above law-abiding citizens.
Sawitcoming

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Dec 9, 2010
Dave wrote:
Rich, I can't agree. I am disappointed that you chose to pander by backing this absurd law.
You have every right to curl up in the fetal position & whimper. Most Americans want to take a different approach.
Confused

Harrisburg, PA

#7 Dec 9, 2010
Dave wrote:
Rich, I can't agree. I am disappointed that you chose to pander by backing this absurd law.
How is it pandering if 80% of the people support it?
Hank

Spring Grove, PA

#8 Dec 9, 2010
Dave wrote:
Rich, I can't agree. I am disappointed that you chose to pander by backing this absurd law.
Of course you take exception because Liberal pukes do not believe citizens should be allowed to own a gun let alone protect themselves and their loved ones. Who cares what you agree with, Leftist Liberal?
Equal Justice 4 All

Newville, PA

#9 Dec 9, 2010
Be elderly.
Be infirmed, or handicapped.
Be bed-ridden, or worse.

See? Sure, its easy to turn and retreat when someone is advancing on you, inside your quiet home, and threatening to immediately kill or maim you. Not rob you - but KILL YOU DEAD.

Why retreating is as easy as pie.

Right.
SIGN THE BILL, NEW GOV. CORBETT.
Dave

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Dec 9, 2010
Sawitcoming wrote:
<quoted text>You have every right to curl up in the fetal position & whimper. Most Americans want to take a different approach.
Oh really, why not try to break into my house at any time & see if you don't get a gun shoved down you big fat ignorant mouth.
Why Worry

Greencastle, PA

#11 Dec 9, 2010
Hank wrote:
<quoted text>Of course you take exception because Liberal pukes do not believe citizens should be allowed to own a gun let alone protect themselves and their loved ones. Who cares what you agree with, Leftist Liberal?
There are quite a few liberals who own and carry guns.. We just don't brag about it. We also don't spend our every waking moment worrying that everyone is trying to take our firearms away from us
LIL JOHN

Shippensburg, PA

#12 Dec 9, 2010
Dave wrote:
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Oh really, why not try to break into my house at any time & see if you don't get a gun shoved down you big fat ignorant mouth.
It's a shame you don't feel the same way about our country!
THE WATCHER

Waynesboro, PA

#13 Dec 9, 2010
Dave wrote:
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Oh really, why not try to break into my house at any time & see if you don't get a gun shoved down you big fat ignorant mouth.
*LOL*..Yeah like a water pistol will kill someone...just a ? What if you were out in your Flintstones car and someone tried to car-jack you...then what?
Charlie dont SURF

Mercersburg, PA

#14 Dec 9, 2010
Spartacus wrote:
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Because, as Michael Savage says, liberalism is a mental disorder, and liberals will always place the rights of criminals above law-abiding citizens.
I was going to comment. But this said it all.
Charlie dont SURF

Mercersburg, PA

#15 Dec 9, 2010
Why Worry wrote:
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There are quite a few liberals who own and carry guns.. We just don't brag about it. We also don't spend our every waking moment worrying that everyone is trying to take our firearms away from us
Well, you should because your fellow dems (pelosi, shummer, fienstien, barney ta-ta-ta Frank, boxer to name a few) want to do just that.
Dave

Chambersburg, PA

#16 Dec 9, 2010
LIL JOHN wrote:
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It's a shame you don't feel the same way about our country!
Wow,that makes a lot of sense.
My opinion

Chambersburg, PA

#17 Dec 10, 2010
When your family and your lives are at risk I feel most everyone would agree with... "I would rather be judged by twelve than carried by six." You have to do what you have to do for your family and your own protection when you are in danger of harm.
moon shine

Shippensburg, PA

#18 Dec 10, 2010
I passed bill 1926 to my self long time ago
Mobius 1

United States

#19 Dec 11, 2010
I can't speak for everyone but rest assured, I personally will NEVER allow any form of the gov't. (local, state or fed) to dictate the terms for my family's safety. On that note I would STRONGLY urge all citizens to obtain a concealed weapon permit and to train accordingly. Train with it as if you , your family or the person next to you in line at Sheetz or anyone elses life depended on it.
pete

Shippensburg, PA

#20 Dec 11, 2010
I would vote for a White Castle Doctrine in a grease filled hearbeat!

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