Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Pennsylvania: Time is Running Out for Important Firearms Preemption Legislation to Pass This Year

Thursday, September 27, 2012

With only a handful of days left before the Pennsylvania General Assembly adjourns for the year, legislation that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law remains idle.

It is imperative that you contact your state Senator and Representative TODAY and urge them to take action on this important measure.  For contact information or help identifying your state lawmakers please click here.

Title 18 Pa.C.S., Section 6120. Limitation on municipal regulation of firearms and ammunition specifically states that "No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth." 

However, in defiance of this statute, nearly fifty local governments listed below have enacted illegal ordinances contrary to state law.  

Abington Township   

Aliquippa

Allentown

Ambler

Baldwin

Braddock

Brentwood

Bridgeport

Castle Shannon

Catasauqua

Charleroi

Cheltenham

Chester

Clairton

Conshohocken

Duquesne

Easton

Erie

Glassport

Harrisburg

Hatfield Township  

Heidelberg  

Homestead

Jenkintown

Lancaster

Liberty

Lincoln

Munhall

Norristown

Oxford

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh


Plymouth Township

Pottsville

Radnor Township

Reading

Sharon Hill

Swarthmore

Upper Merion Township

West Chester

West Conshohocken

West Homestead    

West Mifflin

Whitaker

Whitemarsh Township      

Wilkinsburg

Wilson

York

If you live in one of the above localities, please contact your Mayor and members of your municipal governing body and ask them to strike down all firearms ordinances contrary to state law.

State preemption regulating firearms was enacted by the legislature to avoid the possibility of 2,639 separate firearm laws across the Commonwealth.  Currently, there are three bills pending, SB 1438, SB 273 and HB 1523, that would address the illegal local gun control ordinances that have been enacted.

Anti-gun advocacy groups are busy lobbying Harrisburg lawmakers to defeat these measures.  Without preemption there would be a myriad of local firearm laws making compliance impossible for law-abiding gun owners.  In fact, gun owners would have difficulty even knowing about laws, much less understanding them.

It is imperative that these local gun control ordinances be eliminated and the state legislature immediately acts to stop this activity from occurring in the future.  Time is running out! Contact your state Senator and Representative today and urge them to pass legislation to strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law before recess.  For contact information or help identifying your elected officials please click here.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Pennsylvania Preemption Laws
TRENDING NOW
“Death by a Thousand Cuts” – Latest Ninth Circuit decision proclaims “selling firearms is not part or parcel of the right to keep and bear arms”

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

“Death by a Thousand Cuts” – Latest Ninth Circuit decision proclaims “selling firearms is not part or parcel of the right to keep and bear arms”

Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark rulings in District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, lower courts across the country have expressed their disagreement with – or downright hostility to ...

Alleged Sexual Predator and Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Threatens NRA (Again)

News  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alleged Sexual Predator and Hollywood Mogul Harvey Weinstein Threatens NRA (Again)

On October 5, the New York Times published an article titled, “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” The piece detailed allegations that the mogul used his position of influence to make unwanted ...

Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

What happens to the 400 million or so firearms already in private hands? How does society actually benefit from his plan? Stephens doesn’t say. He apparently just trusts that things would eventually work themselves out ...

California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Sunday, October 15, 2017

California: Governor Brown Signs Remaining Anti-Gun Bill

Yesterday, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 424, the remaining anti-gun bill on his desk. 

Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming Soon to the Nation’s Capital!

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Shall-Issue Concealed Carry Coming Soon to the Nation’s Capital!

It’s important to celebrate that law-abiding Americans are now closer than they have been in nearly half a century to being able to exercise their firearms freedom in our nation’s capital. That is real progress.

California: Governor Vetoes Dealer Storage Bill and Signs Open Carry Ban

Saturday, October 14, 2017

California: Governor Vetoes Dealer Storage Bill and Signs Open Carry Ban

Yesterday, Governor Brown took action on two of the remaining three anti-gun bills by vetoing Senate Bill 464 and signing Assembly Bill 7. 

Media Consumers Beware: Watchdogs Warn of Bias, Politics, and Influence Tainting the “News”

News  

Friday, October 13, 2017

Media Consumers Beware: Watchdogs Warn of Bias, Politics, and Influence Tainting the “News”

Project Veritas’s “American Pravda” series has focused on the media itself, with prior releases including segments on CNN producers and personalities casting doubt on the network’s own narrative about Russian influence in the U.S. presidential ...

Spokane Police To Use Suppressors To Protect Hearing

News  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Spokane Police To Use Suppressors To Protect Hearing

The Spokane PD has 181 service rifles in its inventory; using suppressors on them has the potential to reduce workers compensation claims and lawsuits from bystanders.

California: San Jose City Council to Consider Mandatory Locked Storage Ordinance

Monday, October 16, 2017

California: San Jose City Council to Consider Mandatory Locked Storage Ordinance

On Tuesday, October 17, the San Jose City Council will be discussing a proposed firearms ordinance that will require any person who possesses a firearm in their residence to store the firearm in a locked ...

Illinois: Urgent Action Needed – Numerous Anti-Gun Bills Readied for Consideration Next Week

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Illinois: Urgent Action Needed – Numerous Anti-Gun Bills Readied for Consideration Next Week

Today, multiple gun control bills were released by the House Rules Committee and have been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing.

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.