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The Legal Limits To Using Pepper Spray

There are legal limits to who can buy pepper spray and how or when it can be used.


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Local Martial Arts Studio Giving Away Free Self Defense Classes For Women

While it may not be romantic, a self-defense class is something to consider for any woman living in the city.


Protesters demonstrate at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin on March 22, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Sanford Police Department Chief Bill Lee announced today he will temporarily step down following the killing of the black unarmed teenager by a white and Hispanic neighborhood watch captain. Rev. Al Sharpton organized today's rally. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Law Professor Concerned ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Will Lead To More Violence

Pennsylvania has a law similar to Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law. A professor of criminal law in Philadelphia has concerns of more violence in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting death.


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Man Manages To Fire Gun At Suspects During Home Invasion In Montgomery County

A homeowner turns the tables during a home invasion in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County.


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Corbett Expected To Sign Bill Expanding Use Of Deadly Force In Self-Defense

Governor Corbett is expected to sign a controversial bill now headed to his desk that will expand the right to use deadly force in self-defense.



Pennsylvania DA Association Backs Off Opposition To Self-Defense Bill

The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association is backing off in its opposition to legislation that would expand the right to use deadly force in self-defense, legislation that is moving rapidly through the state legislature.


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Proposed Bill Would Expand Self-Defense Rights

A bill headed to Governor Rendell’s desk would expand the right to use lethal force in self-defense in Pennsylvania. The measure would also strengthen the state’s Megan’s Law.


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Pa. Senate Votes On Self-Defense Bill

The Pennsylvania state senate is expected to vote today on a bill that would expand the rights of Pennsylvania residents to use deadly force in self-defense.



Bill Expanding Gun Rights Passes Pa. House

The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would expand legal protections for people who use lethal force in self-defense.