By Wyatt Earp | November 16, 2010
There is no question that Philadelphia is a crime-infested cesspool. This year, shootings are up, robberies are up, and home invasions are up. The citizens here are being victimized by thugs every hour of every day.
If you live in one of these concrete target ranges we call Pennsylvania cities, good news may be on the way:
A bill headed to Governor Rendell’s desk would expand the right to use lethal force in self-defense in Pennsylvania. Currently, state law allows a person to use deadly force, with no duty to retreat, against an intruder in their home. The controversial bill given final legislative approval by the state House expands that right to any situation where a person feels threatened with harm in a place where they have a right to be.
Philadelphia House Democrat Cherelle Parker argued against the bill, saying lawmakers should honor law enforcement officials. “Respect their professional acumen. They have told us that this bill will be a nightmare.”
Democrats are against this bill? There’s a shocker. Look Cherelle, any law enforcement official that says this will be a nightmare is an idiot. We can’t be everywhere at once – especially in Philly, where our manpower is at record lows. People need to know that they have a right to protect themselves and their property in the event of an attack, and criminals need to know that if they continue to prey upon the citizens, there may be deadly repercussions.
(Sebastian has been all over this story from the beginning.)
UPDATE: Fat Eddie vetoed the bill. Big surprise.