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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Scheduled to be Considered on the state House floor TODAY

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Please Contact your state Representative NOW! 

Today, House Bill 1523 will be before the full House for its second consideration.  As predicted, at least thirteen anti-gun amendments have been filed to the bill for second consideration. These amendments range from “ballistic imaging” mandate to gutting the current “state preemption” statute.   It is imperative that you call AND e-mail your state Representative THIS MORNING and urge him or her to support HB 1523 and OPPOSE any and all House floor amendments.  This much-needed pro-gun bill would make critical changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption law.

House Bill 1523, sponsored by state Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-12), would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are uniform throughout the state.  If enacted, House Bill 1523 would help eliminate the need for litigation by gun owners who have been unduly burdened by local ordinances which violate the current state firearm preemption law.  Citizens with no criminal intent should not be placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don`t even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another.

Please call AND e-mail your state Representative THIS MORNING and urge him or her to support HB 1523 as amended by the state House Judiciary Committee.  To find contact information or help identifying your state Representative, please click here.

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