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Pennsylvania: Anti-Gun Campaign Targets State Representatives Around the State

Friday, December 13, 2013

Recently, some state legislators across Pennsylvania have been the target of an anti-gun campaign to strong arm them into cosponsoring House Bill 1010. If passed and enacted into law, House Bill 1010 would expand the required background check for the private sale of handguns by friends and relatives to ALL firearms, including rifles and shotguns.

Gun control activists are trying to expand this system to all firearm transfers under the banner of “universal” background checks. However, no background check system will ever be truly “universal” because criminals will not submit themselves to the system. The NRA opposes, and will continue to oppose, expanding the system in this misguided attempt which would do nothing to address crime and would only impact law-abiding, responsible target shooters and sportsmen.

House Bill 1010 does nothing to curb violence and instead is an unnecessary attack on law-abiding gun owners and hunters. Please contact your state Representative and urge him or her to protect your constitutional rights by refusing to be pressured by extremists advocating for this misguided anti-gun bill.

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