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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Scheduled to be Heard Tomorrow

Monday, September 19, 2016

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Scheduled to be Heard Tomorrow

Please contact House Judiciary Committee members and your state Representative today!


The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a possible vote on a critical firearm bill, House Bill 2258,  tomorrow at 10:00 AM in room 140 Main Capitol.  Please call and email the House Judiciary Committee members in addition to your state Representative and urge them to support HB 2258.  This much-needed pro-gun bill would make critical changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption law.  Please click the “Take Action” button above to email the committee members and your state Representative!

HB 2258, sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are uniform throughout the state.  Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down ACT 192 – Firearm Preemption Legislation - for violation of the “single subject” rule for legislative process.  HB 2258, if again enacted into law, would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.

Gun owners continue to be unduly burdened by local ordinances which violate the current state firearm preemption law.  Citizens with no criminal intent should not be placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don`t even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another.

Once again, please click the “TAKE ACTION” button to e-mail the House Judiciary Committee members and your state Representative today and urge them to support HB 2258!


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