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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Still Stalled in House, Your Immediate Help Needed

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Another week has gone by and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has still not acted on House Bill 2011, critical firearms preemption legislation needed to provide consistency of Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state.  Your immediate help is needed to ensure this bill gets a vote on the House floor.

Sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), HB 2011 would strengthen the state firearms preemption statute to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout Pennsylvania.  To date, nearly fifty municipalities have enacted and enforce illegal local gun control ordinances including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Reading and the state capital of Harrisburg.  Enough is enough.

Anti-gun state lawmakers in Harrisburg are still attempting to kill or stall this crucial legislation, and have filed 124 amendments in an attempt to derail HB 2011, which passed in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20 to 5 vote on March 18.  HB 2011, without any anti-gun amendments, is critical to law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Pennsylvania and your voice will make the difference!

Over the past four years, the Pennsylvania Legislature has failed to act on this important pro-gun reform. Please help prevent this from happening again this year.  Contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to support HB 2011 without ANY anti-gun amendments.  For contact information or help identifying your state lawmakers, click here.


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.