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Pennsylvania: Final Vote in State House on Firearms Preemption Enforcement Bill Postponed

Friday, September 26, 2014

Because of a religious holiday, Rosh Hashanah, on Wednesday, the state House of Representatives adjourned before business was concluded for the day and before a final vote was taken on House Bill 1243.  The House will reconvene on Monday, October 6, when they are expected to vote on final passage of HB 1243.  Once passed, it will be sent to the state Senate for its consideration.

As previously reported, state Representative Mark Keller’s amendment was adopted by a 143 to 54 vote on Tuesday.  It will strengthen firearm preemption to provide consistency for Pennsylvania’s firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state.

Over the past four years, the Pennsylvania Legislature has failed to act on this important pro-gun reform, and to date, nearly fifty municipalities have enacted illegal local gun control ordinances, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Reading and the state capital of Harrisburg.

Please call your state Representative and urge him or her to vote for final passage of this important pro-gun bill.  With only a handful of days left in the 2013-14 legislative session, it’s important you also contact your state Senator and urge swift consideration and passage of HB 1243.

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