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Pennsylvania “Lost or Stolen” Legislation Fails in Committee!

Friday, June 29, 2007

House Bill 29, Pennsylvania’s "Lost or Stolen Firearms” legislation, introduced by State Representative Jewell Williams (D-197), failed in the House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 11-17.  Committee members agreed to reconsider this legislation at a later date and time.

The proposal would make it a crime to fail to report the loss or theft of a firearm to police within 24 hours of discovering the firearm missing.   

We want to thank all of our members that took the time to call their legislators in opposition to this bill!  Even though this threat is over for now, please try to contact your state legislators at their district offices to remind them to oppose HB 29 when it comes up in the Fall.  

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.