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Pennsylvania: Important Preemption Legislation Passes Senate and Heads to House

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pennsylvania: Important Preemption Legislation Passes Senate and Heads to House

Yesterday, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1330 with a 30-19 vote.  SB 1330 will now go to the House of Representatives for consideration.  It is crucial that you reach out to your state Representative and urge them to support SB 1330!  Also, if your state Senator voted in opposition to SB 1330 yesterday, it is important that you contact them and express your disappointment in their opposition to this important legislation.  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative!

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.  SB 1330, 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!

BY NRA-ILA Staff

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