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Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Legislation Passes House Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Legislation Passes House Judiciary Committee

Today, House Bill 2258, legislation that would make critical changes to enhance Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption law, passed the House Judiciary Committee with a 21-6 vote.  HB 2258 will now go to the House floor for consideration.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative TODAY in support of HB 2258!

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 your state Representative today and urge him or her to support HB 2258!

BY NRA-ILA Staff

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