Today, Friday, October 17, Governor Ed Rendell (D) signed House Bill 1845 into effect. HB1845 is an omnibus legislative package that contains a number of pro-gun provisions for Pennsylvania gun owners. Among the provisions was an “Emergency Powers” reform measure prohibiting any government agency from confiscating firearms during a state of emergency, such as occurred in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Other important provisions include:
- establishing the 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 (NSSF); and,
- an emergency permitting system for concealed carry licenses for individuals who are under immediate threat.
Thank you to all of the NRA members who took action in support of this important legislation. Without you, this victory would not have been possible.