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April 15, 2014

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Still Stalled in House, Your Immediate Help Needed

Another week has gone by and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has still not acted on House Bill 2011, critical firearms preemption legislation needed to provide consistency of Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state.  Your immediate help is needed to ensure this bill gets a vote on the House floor.
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April 14, 2014

Pennsylvania: Does your Employer Ban Firearms in Their Parking Lot?

Your National Rifle Association is currently seeking information from our members in Pennsylvania on employers who prohibit employees from transporting to/from and storing firearms in their locked, private motor vehicles while parked at work.  This information will be a valuable tool in advancing state “employee protection” legislation in Harrisburg.  Businesses have no legitimate interest in micromanaging the lawful contents of one’s private vehicle at the workplace.
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April 3, 2014

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Stalled in House

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recessed until next week without acting on House Bill 2011, critical firearms preemption legislation.  Sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), HB 2011 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption statute to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
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March 28, 2014

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Scheduled for Possible House Floor Vote on Monday

The state House of Representatives is expected to consider House Bill 2011 when is reconvenes on Monday, March 31.  Sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), HB 2011 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
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March 26, 2014

Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun State Lawmakers Attempting to Derail Firearms Preemption Bill

Anti-gun lawmakers in Harrisburg are attempting to kill an important firearms preemption bill, and have filed 122 amendments in an attempt to derail House Bill 2011.  
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March 18, 2014

Pennsylvania: House Committee Passes Pro-Gun Bill, Holds Another

Today, the House Judiciary Committee was scheduled to consider the following two pro-gun bills:
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March 14, 2014

Pennsylvania: House Judiciary Committee to Hear Second Amendment Legislation Next Week

Next Tuesday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 60 East Wing, the House Judiciary Committee will be considering two pro-gun pieces of legislation which need your support:
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February 7, 2014

Pennsylvania: Game Commission Approves Adult Mentor Youth Hunting Regulations

The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently approved regulations to implement Senate Bill 623 from the 2013 legislative session.  Final approval and adoption of this proposal is expected at the Pennsylvania Game Commission meeting in April.  Sponsored by state Senator Jake Corman (R-34), SB 623 seeks to increase adult participation in hunting by authorizing the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand its successful Mentored Youth Hunting Program to all ages, allowing a licensed hunter to take an unlicensed adult hunter afield.  This important pro-hunting reform will help with hunter recruitment and preserve Pennsylvania’s rich hunting heritage for generations to come.
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February 6, 2014

Pennsylvania: Critical Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced

House Bill 2011, important firearms preemption legislation, was introduced yesterday by pro-gun state Representative Mark Keller (R-86).  If passed and enacted into law, HB 2011 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.  This important bill has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
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January 15, 2014

Pennsylvania: 2014 Legislative Session Underway

Last week, the Pennsylvania General Assembly reconvened its 2013-2014 legislative session.   Last session, dozens of anti-gun bills were introduced and were successfully prevented from passage.  However, our fight is not over in Harrisburg.
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December 13, 2013

Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun Campaign Targets State Representatives Around the State

Recently, some state legislators across Pennsylvania have been the target of an anti-gun campaign to strong arm them into cosponsoring House Bill 1010. If passed and enacted into law, House Bill 1010 would expand the required background check for the private sale of handguns by friends and relatives to ALL firearms, including rifles and shotguns.
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November 6, 2013

Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun Mayor of Butler Defeated by Pro-Gun Candidate Tom Donaldson

Yesterday, Tom Donaldson won the Butler mayoral race by earning 66% of the popular vote and handedly defeating anti-gun incumbent Mayor Margaret D. Stock.  The defeat of this anti-gun extremist marks a huge victory for Second Amendment supporters and sportsmen.
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November 6, 2013

Pennsylvania: Pro-Gun Candidate Defeats Anti-Gun Mayor of Chambersburg

After a highly contested mayoral race, pro-gun candidate Darren Brown defeated anti-gun incumbent Mayor Pete Lagiovane yesterday.  The defeat of anti-gun extremist Pete Lagiovane marks a huge victory for Second Amendment supporters and sportsmen in Chambersburg.
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July 24, 2013

Pennsylvania: Legislation Introduced to Improve Concealed Carry License Application System

This week, state Senator Rich Alloway (R-33) introduced legislation, Senate Bill 1071, that seeks to improve the current concealed carry license application system by allowing an individual to apply for a concealed carry permit in a contiguous county.
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April 22, 2013

Pennsylvania: Critical Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced

Senate Bill 876, important firearms preemption legislation, has been introduced by state Senator Richard Alloway (R-33).  If passed and enacted into law, this measure would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
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April 19, 2013

Pennsylvania: Attend the 8th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally in Harrisburg on April 23

On Tuesday, April 23, law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters from across Pennsylvania will gather in the Capitol Rotunda for the 8th Annual Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally in Harrisburg.  Please don't miss this opportunity to stand up for your firearm freedoms.  
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March 25, 2013

Pennsylvania: Pro-Hunting Legislation Passes State Senate

Last week, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved Senate Bill 623, sponsored by Senator Jake Corman (R-34), which authorizes the Pennsylvania Game Commission to expand its successful Mentored Youth Hunting Program to all ages.  If passed and enacted into law, Senate Bill 623 would allow a licensed hunter to take an unlicensed adult hunter afield.
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February 14, 2013

Pennsylvania: Legislators Ignore Logic and Lead with Emotion to Introduce Restrictive Measures

Taking a page from the Obama Administration’s playbook, anti-gun legislators in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have introduced a plethora of legislation that, if passed and enacted, will strip you of your Second Amendment rights.
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February 8, 2013

Pennsylvania: Attorney General Kathleen Kane Issues a Notice Regarding Non-Resident Carry Permits

If you are a Pennsylvania resident who is carrying a concealed firearm for self-defense with a non-resident Florida Concealed Carry permit, your permit will be invalid in 120 days.  
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December 3, 2012

Pennsylvania: Attorney General-Elect Kathleen Kane Does Not Support Your Right-to-Carry

While it should come as no surprise, Pennsylvania Attorney General-Elect Kathleen Kane is wasting no time in demonstrating her hostility towards your Second Amendment rights even before she takes office next month. Kathleen Kane joined nine sitting attorneys general, including those from California, Massachusetts and New York, in signing her name to a letter urging the U.S. Senate leadership to oppose S. 2188, "The National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act" and S. 2213, "The Respecting States’ Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act."  To read the full letter, please click here.
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October 19, 2012

Pennsylvania: Legislature Fails to Act on Important Firearms Preemption Legislation

Despite the fact that nearly fifty local governments have enacted illegal gun control ordinances in violation of the current state firearms preemption law, the Pennsylvania Legislature failed to act on important reform legislation that would have addressed this problem.
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October 11, 2012

Pennsylvania: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Stalled in Legislature

Senate Bill 273, sponsored by Senator Richard Alloway (R-33), continues to lay dormant in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives despite the fact that next week is scheduled to be the final week of the 2011-2012 legislative session.  As recently reported, SB 273 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.  With such a short timeline, it is imperative the House and Senate consider SB 273 when they return to Harrisburg on Monday, October 15. 
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September 27, 2012

Pennsylvania: Time is Running Out for Important Firearms Preemption Legislation to Pass This Year

With only a handful of days left before the Pennsylvania General Assembly adjourns for the year, legislation that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law remains idle. It is imperative that these local gun control ordinances be eliminated and the state legislature immediately acts to stop this activity from occurring in the future.  Time is running out! Contact your state Senator and Representative today and urge them to pass legislation to strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law before recess.  For contact information or help identifying your elected officials please click here.
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September 21, 2012

Pennsylvania: Hearing to Address Potential Outdoor Discharge of Firearm Ban in Londonderry Township

Londonderry Township in Chester County  will hold a Board of Supervisors' meeting on Monday, September 24 at 7:30 PM. It has come to our attention that during their regularly scheduled meeting, a hearing will take place to discuss amending the township code to include a new chapter regulating the outdoor discharge of firearms.
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September 18, 2012

Pennsylvania: Governor Corbett Announces Nominations to the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

Governor Tom Corbett has nominated Charles Fox to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Rocco Ali to serve on the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.   Pending confirmations by the Pennsylvania Senate, Fox will represent the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s 5th District, while Ali will represent the 2nd District of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
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June 27, 2012

Pennsylvania: Time Running Out for Important Firearms Preemption Legislation

Despite the state House Judiciary Committee unanimously passing Senate Bill 273 on June 5, stalling tactics are being used in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to delay a floor vote on SB 273 before the summer legislative recess.
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June 14, 2012

Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun Amendments Delay House Consideration of Firearms Preemption Legislation

This week, time constraints and a full legislative agenda have delayed the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from considering critical firearms preemption legislation, Senate Bill 273.
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June 12, 2012

Pennsylvania: House Consideration of Firearms Preemption Legislation Further Delayed

Once again, due to time constraints and a full legislative agenda, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was unable to consider today Senate Bill 273, critical firearms preemption legislation.  SB 273 is scheduled to be considered by the House of Representatives tomorrow, June 13.  Please use this extra time to contact your state Representative in support of SB 273.  
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June 11, 2012

Pennsylvania: House Consideration of Firearms Preemption Legislation Delayed

Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was scheduled to consider Senate Bill 273, which passed unanimously in the state House Judiciary Committee on June 5.  Unfortunately, due to a crammed legislative agenda, House floor consideration of this bill has been delayed until tomorrow.  Please use this extra time to contact your state Representative in support of SB 273.
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June 8, 2012

Pennsylvania: Bill to Strengthen Firearms Preemption Law Scheduled for House Consideration on Monday

Senate Bill 273, originally introduced as “Castle Doctrine” legislation has been amended to include language to strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law. This Monday, June 11, the state House of Representatives will consider SB 273 which passed unanimously in the state House Judiciary Committee on June 5.  
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June 5, 2012

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Amendment Accepted in House Committee

Today, the state House Judiciary Committee passed a firearms preemption amendment to Senate Bill 273 by a 22 to 3 vote.  SB 273 was then unanimously voted out of committee, and will now go to the House floor for consideration where it could be voted on as early as next week.    
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June 4, 2012

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Amendment to be Offered in House Judiciary Committee Tomorrow

Tomorrow, June 5, state Representative Timothy Krieger (R-27) will offer an amendment to Senate Bill 273 in the House Judiciary Committee.  The Krieger amendment would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are uniform throughout the state.
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May 2, 2012

Pennsylvania: Outage to State Gun Check System This Month

The Pennsylvania State Police recently announced that the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) for licensed firearm retailers will be unavailable for use from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, until approximately 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22.  This outage is due to an upgrade of the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History System (PATCH)—which is utilized by the Pennsylvania State Police and the public to obtain criminal history record checks.
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March 28, 2012

Pennsylvania Firearms Preemption Legislation Needs Your Support Now

The anti-gun extremists are pulling out the stops trying to stop pro-firearm legislation.  Yesterday, anti-gun Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) member, along with other MAIG members and other anti-gun mayors were at the state Capitol trying to rally opposition to common sense firearms legislation that will keep law-abiding gun owners from becoming criminals.
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March 16, 2012

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Tabled by the House of Representatives

This week, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives moved House Bill 1523 off the active calendar and onto the tabled bill calendar. This recent action came as a disappointment to many supporters in the legislature since the bill was approved in the state House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 19 to 4 and was supported by both sides of the aisle.   
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March 8, 2012

Pennsylvania: National Anti-Gun Group Sets its Sights Against Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill

Billionaire anti-gun activist and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" (MAIG) are once again moving into Pennsylvania. They are now working to try to stop the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from passing House Bill 1523, common sense firearms legislation that will keep law-abiding gun owners from becoming criminals. HB 1523 could be heard on its second consideration in the state House at any time when the legislature returns this coming week, and it needs your active and immediate support.
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March 7, 2012

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement and Workplace Protection Bill Introduced in the Senate Today

Senate Bill 1438, introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate today, is much-needed legislation that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law and also protect your right to store your firearm in your privately-owned and locked motor vehicle while parked in publicly accessible parking lots controlled by your employer or a business you frequent.
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February 16, 2012

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Postponed until March

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has again postponed its second consideration of the NRA-backed House Bill 1523 - this time until the week of March 12.  House Bill 1523, sponsored by state Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-12), would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are uniform throughout the state.  
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February 9, 2012

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Hearing Postponed – Vote Now Expected Next Week

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives postponed its second consideration of NRA-backed House Bill 1523 due to the Marcellus Shale drilling debate.  Anti-gun advocacy groups are lobbying hard to derail this common sense legislation.  As predicted, anti-gun Representatives have filed at least thirteen anti-gun amendments to the bill for second consideration.  These amendments range from “ballistic imaging” mandate to gutting the current “state preemption” statute.  We cannot let them hijack this critical legislation.
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February 8, 2012

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Scheduled to be Considered on the state House floor TODAY

Today, House Bill 1523 will be before the full House for its second consideration.  As predicted, at least thirteen anti-gun amendments have been filed to the bill for second consideration. These amendments range from “ballistic imaging” mandate to gutting the current “state preemption” statute.   It is imperative that you call AND e-mail your state Representative THIS MORNING and urge him or her to support HB 1523 and OPPOSE any and all House floor amendments.  This much-needed pro-gun bill would make critical changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption law.
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