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Pennsylvania: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced In the General Assembly

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pennsylvania: Important Firearms Preemption Legislation Introduced In the General Assembly

We are pleased to announce the introduction of critical legislation to strengthen Pennsylvania’s current preemption statute regarding firearms and ammunition.  Both Senate Bill 5, sponsored by state Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), and House Bill 671, sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), would further clarify existing law to ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the Keystone state.  Please contact your state legislators and urge them to support these important bills!  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state legislators.

State firearms preemption was enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature over three decades ago to avoid the possibility of a complex patchwork of regulations across the state which make it difficult for responsible firearm owners to ensure they are following the law.  However, in recent years many local governments have enacted gun control ordinances in violation of this current 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.  Gun owners continue to be unduly burdened by local ordinances which violate the current state firearm preemption law.  Senator Langerholc and Representative Keller’s legislation would correct this problem by ensuring laws regarding firearms and ammunition are uniform across the state.

Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state legislators and urge them to support SB 5 and HB 671!  Please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills.

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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.