I just read this on the Drinking Liberally newsletter, and it occurred to me: Didn’t they just legalize shooting politicians?
Yesterday the Pennsylvania Senate passed H.B. 1926 and sent it to Gov. Rendell for his consideration. The bill would make it legal for a gun owner to shoot and kill anyone trespassing on their property or trying to break into their car, whether that person was a threat to anyone or not. It also makes it legal to shoot and kill anyone who the shooter believes presents a threat to them on the street, even if the shooter could easily leave the situation and remove himself from danger. The “shoot first, ask questions later” doctrine is the law of several other states. The law also prevents the dead person’s family from bringing a lawsuit for wrongful death. The bill was joined with another that strengthens the state’s Megan’s Law, a move designed to make it more difficult for Gov. Rendell to veto it.