Astute activist Adam Z. isn’t letting any gubernatorial candidates off the hook when it comes to his rights – a lesson that many more gun owners in the Commonwealth might want to take to heart based on some of these responses. Here is the result of today’s q-and-a with Pennsylvania’s Attorney General who is looking to move over to the Governor’s office.
[Comment From Adam Z]
Hello, I have asked this question to some of the other candidates so here is the questionâ€¦Could you please state your stance on Gun Owners Rights? For example, there is a current piece of legislation in the PA House â€“ HB 40. Here is a summary of the bill, as a reference pointâ€¦â€Short Title: An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, further providing, in general principles of justification, for definitions, for use of force in self-protection, for use of force for the protection of other persons and for licenses to carry firearms; providing for civil immunity for use of force; and further providing for sentences for offenses committed with firearms. â€ In other words, this is a type of â€œCastle Doctrineâ€ legislation where someone would be protected legally if they were defending themselves or loved ones not only in their homes, but also out in public. This legislation would stipulate that the person defending themselves could not be the agitator or instigator of said event and also not engaged in any type of illegal activity. Also, it would protect individuals in civil court from being sued from families of criminals during the process of roberry or some sort of criminal acitivity. Could you please explain your stance on this piece of proposed legislation and your opinion on rights of Gun Owners in general?
Tom Corbett: I support the use of force, including deadly force when warranted, within the home.
Tom Corbett: I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and am a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association, which is why I have tripled the number of concealed carry reciprocity agreements and signed on with Attorneys General to challenge the handgun bans in Washington DC and Chicago.
According to Adam, he submitted a follow-up question that was not published. It may have been due to the fact that Attorney General Corbett got to up leave the chat before final questions were even posted and without acknowledging those who took their lunch hour to learn more about him.