Corbett, Rohrer attend pro-gun rally
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
Pennsylvania's two Republican candidates for governor stood shoulder-to-shoulder with 2nd Amendment advocates during a pro-gun rally at the state Capitol today.
Several hundred people crowded the Capitol steps and voiced their opposition to gun control measures. State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, a Butler Country Republican who's running for lieutenant governor, MCed the event.
"After this year we end – we see an end to the terms of office of that gun-grabbing liberal from Philadelphia that's been occupying the governor's office," said Metcalfe.
Speakers called for the passage of the "castle doctrine" bill – a measure that would reinforce a person's right to defend his or her home with deadly force, without the obligation of trying to retreat first.
After the event, Attorney General Tom Corbett said he couldn't directly support the legislation without reading it first, arguing there are three different measures before the General Assembly.
He did side with its general goal.
"More likely than not, yeah. Would we sign the castle doctrine passed by the legislature? Yes," he said.
Corbett's Republican opponent, State Representative Sam Rohrer, said he'd "absolutely" sign a castle doctrine bill.