Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” – Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution

In the Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) the Court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess firearms for any traditionally lawful purposes, such as self defense within the home.

The Supreme Court case of McDonald v. Chicago (2010) decision concluded that the Second Amendment protected citizens against State and Local interference just as it had traditionally prevented Federal interference.

These recent court cases show that the Second Amendment right to bear arms is alive and well. Here at my law office we know the state of current gun law, both state and federal. If you need help exercising your rights under the United States Constitution then look no further.

Castle Doctrine

You have a right to protect your family as well as yourself while you are in your home. The courts in Pennsylvania have recognized this and as a result many people who protect themselves from home invaders are justified in using force to repel the invader from the home. This situation may not always be obvious to the authorities and that’s why you need someone who will advocate for you.

Stand Your Ground

If you believe that you are in danger of serious harm you may have the right to use deadly force to protect yourself. If the use of deadly force is reasonable given your specific situation then you would not have a duty to retreat before resorting to using deadly force. As a gun owner you should always pay attention to the latest self-protection laws. Title 18 Pa.C.S. Sec 505