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Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Trying To Restrict the Second Amendment Again!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Please Contact Your City Council Members Immediately!

Philadelphia is at it again – trying to restrict a law-abiding resident’s right to keep and bear arms.  Philadelphia’s City Council committee on Public Safety passed a measure to close the so-called “Florida Gun Loophole.”   The proposed measure states that Philadelphia will not recognize out-of-state carry license held by Pennsylvania residents, unless the individual also holds a Pennsylvania concealed carry license. 

 

Contrary to what is being suggested there is no “Florida Gun Loophole.”  This fictional term makes it sound like anyone who applies for an out-of-state concealed carry permit is committing a crime.  This is not the case.  Florida and states that allow non-residents to apply for a concealed carry permit must follow the state’s concealed carry law.  For example, Florida requires applicants to submit fingerprint, provide proof of competency with a firearm, pass a criminal and mental health background check and pay the appropriate fee.  

 

The Pennsylvania Legislature already introduced such a measure, House Bill 2536, sponsored by State Representative Brian Lentz (D-161), which would prohibit a resident of the Commonwealth from carrying a concealed firearm with a license issued from another state.  To date this measure has not moved.

 

It is crucial that you call your city council members TODAY and urge him or her to uphold the Second Amendment rights of its residents and vote against the so-called “Florida gun loophole” measure.

 

City Council Information can be found below.

City Council President Anna C. Verna

City Hall, Room 405

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3412, (215) 686-3413

Fax: (215) 686-1932

 

District Council Members

District 1 - Councilman Frank DiCicco

City Hall, Room 332

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3458, (215) 686-3459

Fax: (215) 686-1931

 

District 2 - Council President Anna Verna

City Hall, Room 405

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3412, (215) 686-3413

Fax: (215) 686-1932

 

District 3 - Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

City Hall, Room 408

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3418, (215) 686-3419

Fax: (215) 686-1933

 

District 4 - Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.

City Hall, Room 404

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3416, (215) 686-3417

Fax: (215) 686-1934

 

District 5 - Councilman Darrell Clarke

City Hall, Room 484

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3442, (215) 686-3443

Fax: (215) 686-1901

 

District 6 - Councilwoman Joan L. Krajewski

City Hall, Room 591

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3444, (215) 686-3445

Fax: (215) 686-1935

 

District 7 - Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez

City Hall, Room 592

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3448, (215) 686-3449

Fax: (215) 686-1936

 

District 8 - Councilwoman Donna Miller

City Hall, Room 312

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3424, (215) 686-3425

Fax: (215) 686-1937

 

District 9 - Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco

City Hall, Room 577

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3454, (215) 686-3455

Fax: (215) 686-1938

 

District 10 - Councilman Brian J. O'Neill

City Hall, Room 562

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3422, (215) 686-3423

Fax: (215) 686-1939

 

Council members-At-Large

Councilman W. Wilson Goode, Jr.

City Hall, Room 316

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 686-3414, (215) 686-3415

Fax: (215) 686-1928

 

Councilman William K. Greenlee

City Hall, Room 580

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3446, (215) 686-3447

Fax: (215) 686-1927

 

Councilman Bill Green

City Hall, Room 599

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3420, (215) 686-3421

Fax: (215) 686-1930

 

Councilman Jack Kelly

City Hall, Room 594

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3452, (215) 686-3453

Fax: (215) 686-1925

 

Councilman James Kenney

City Hall, Room 330

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3450,  (215) 686-3451

Fax: (215) 686-2013

 

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

City Hall, Room 581

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 686-3438, (215) 686-3439

Fax: (215) 686-1926

 

Councilman Frank Rizzo, Jr.

City Hall, Room 582

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3290

(215) 686-3440

Fax: (215) 686-1929

 

IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD!
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