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Pennsylvania: Senate Judiciary Committee Avoids Consideration of HB40

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your State Senator Needs to Hear from You Immediately!

The Senate Judiciary Committee did not hear House Bill 40 today because, once again, a laundry-list of anti-gun amendments was added to the bill.  This is an attempt by anti-gun zealots to torpedo this much-needed reform and we cannot allow that to happen. 

Such amendments include: a ban on semi-automatic rifles; “one-gun-a-month” purchasing restrictions; a prohibition on the use of out of state Right-to-Carry permits by Pennsylvania residents while inside the Commonwealth; mandatory reporting of lost or stolen firearms; mandatory storage of firearms within the home; and increased regulations of firearm ownership in Philadelphia. 

HB40, sponsored by State Representative Scott Perry (R-92), is the “Castle Doctrine” bill that would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be.  “Castle Doctrine” would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used. 

Please contact your State Senator TODAY and respectfully urge them to vote for HB40 without any anti-gun amendments.  Pennsylvania lawmakers need to stop liberal judges from putting the rights of criminals before the rights of the law-abiding.  Harrisburg needs to stop playing political games with our important self-defense rights and pass HB40. 
Contact information can be found by clicking here.

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