Today, House Bill 1845, an omnibus legislative package passed the State House and State Senate and is on the way to Governor Ed Rendell (D). This legislation contained a number of pro-gun provisions for Pennsylvania gun owners. Among the provisions was an “Emergency Powers” provision prohibiting any government agency from arbitrarily confiscating firearms during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Other important provisions include:
· Establishing lawful carry of a concealed firearm in state parks
· Funding for the acclaimed “Don’t Lie For The Other Guy” program administered by the National Shooting Sports Foundation
· Emergency permitting system for concealed carry licenses for individuals who are under immediate threat
We would like to thank everyone involved for the hard work in passing this important legislation!
Please call Governor Rendell today at (717) 787-2500 and respectfully urge him to sign HB 1845.