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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Enhancement Bill Hearing Postponed – Vote Now Expected Next Week

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Please Continue to Contact your state Representative!

Yesterday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives postponed its second consideration of NRA-backed House Bill 1523 due to the Marcellus Shale drilling debate.  Anti-gun advocacy groups are lobbying hard to derail this common sense legislation.  As predicted, anti-gun Representatives have filed at least thirteen anti-gun amendments to the bill for second consideration.  These amendments range from “ballistic imaging” mandate to gutting the current “state preemption” statute.  We cannot let them hijack this critical legislation.

It is imperative that you call AND e-mail your state Representative TODAY 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 major changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s current 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.

Again, please call AND e-mail your state Representative TODAY 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.

Please forward this alert to your family, friends and fellow gun owners and ask them to also call their state Representative.  Every state Representative in Pennsylvania needs to know that HB 1523 as amended by the state House Judiciary Committee is exactly what the law-abiding gun owners want and need passed.

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