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UPDATE Pennsylvania: Gun Rights of Property Owners are at Risk in Loyalsock Township

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

UPDATE Pennsylvania: Gun Rights of Property Owners are at Risk in Loyalsock Township

It has come to our attention that the hearing for Proposed Ordinance 371 will be held in advance of the regularly scheduled meeting tonight before the Board of Supervisors of Loyalsock Township in Lycoming County, PA.  The hearing will begin tonight at 7:00 p.m.  

If passed, this measure would prohibit anyone from shooting within 150 yards of any occupied house or “dwelling,” unless in lawful self-defense -- thus preventing many private property owners from being able to target shoot on their own property.

In addition, the proposal could impose an excessive fine of up to one thousand dollars per violation or thirty days in jail.  This ordinance is nothing more than an attack on private property rights, creating an additional layer of government regulation at taxpayers’ expense.  There are already laws on the books prohibiting reckless endangerment by irresponsible persons, so this proposal is unnecessary.

We urge you to attend this meeting tomorrow night and voice your concerns about this ordinance.  Again, the meeting will be tonight, September 22, at 7:00 p.m. at

Loyalsock Township
2501 East Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701

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