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Pennsylvania Gun Registration Legislation Introduced!

Friday, April 20, 2007

 

Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!

The "Gun Registration Act of 2007", House Bill No. 760, sponsored by State Representatives Angel Cruz (D-180), Rosita Youngblood (D-198), Cherelle Parker (D-200), Jake Wheatley (D-19), Lisa Bennington (D-21), and Lawrence Curry (D-154) has been introduced in Harrisburg. 

This misguided proposal would require every gun in Pennsylvania to be registered annually with the state. The registration would cost law-abiding gun owners $10 per gun each year.  Of course, criminals won’t pay anything BECAUSE CRIMINALS DON'T REGISTER GUNS!  In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Haynes v. U.S. (309 U.S. 85 (1968)) that since felons are prohibited from owning firearms, compelling them to register them would violate their 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination.  However, if a law-abiding gun owner fails to register it, he or she will be jailed and lose his or her Second Amendment rights FOREVER.

The measure would require each gun owner submit to fingerprinting, have a background check, and include passport-style photos for the registration cards. The registration card for each gun would then have to be carried with that gun at all times. To make matters worse, if the state should reject your application for any reason, YOUR GUNS WILL BE CONFISCATED!

Please call your State Representative and State Senator today and ask them to oppose HB760!  For contact information or help identifying your State Legislators, please click here 

It's time for all Pennsylvania NRA members’ voices to be heard!

 

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