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Pennsylvania: Legislature Leaves Firearms Preemption Legislation in Limbo

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Pennsylvania: Legislature Leaves Firearms Preemption Legislation in Limbo

Yesterday, both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly chose to delay votes on the two critical preemption bills that are pending in the legislature. Legislators are now on recess until Monday, October 17.With only six days left in the 2016 legislative session, it is imperative that you contact your state legislators and urge them to support both Senate Bill 1330 and House Bill 2258.  It is important that one of these bills makes it to the Governor's desk.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state legislators!

Gun owners across the Keystone state have waited long enough for this much-needed reform as they 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.

Earlier this year, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down ACT 192 – Firearm Preemption Legislation - for violation of the “single subject” rule for legislative process.  Both SB 1330 and 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.

Time is crucial! Please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state legislators in support of Senate Bill 1330 and House Bill 2258!

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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.