View Full Version : Governor Rendell vetoes Castle Doctrine

11-27-2010, 11:29 PM
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Three more bills met Gov. Ed Rendell's veto pen, including one that would have expanded a person's self-defense rights to use deadly force in certain circumstances outside their home or car.

Rendell took action on the bills Saturday, all of which passed the state Legislature in recent weeks.

The self-defense bill would have expanded Pennsylvania's so-called "Castle Doctrine" and offered immunity against civil lawsuits in certain cases.

Rendell had said he believed it'd create more violence.

The term-limited Democrat leaves office Jan. 18