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Pennsylvania: House Judiciary Chairman Vows to Put an End to Ammunition Tax and Permit Requirement Legislation

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Pennsylvania: House Judiciary Chairman Vows to Put an End to Ammunition Tax and Permit Requirement Legislation

On Tuesday, March 10, the House Judiciary Committee received House Bill 2344, legislation that implements a “permit to purchase” for ammunition, as well as a tax on all ammo purchases.  Sponsored by anti-gun Representative Thomas Murt, this legislation is a slap in the face to law-abiding gun owners whose excise taxes already fund many conservation programs in The Keystone State. 

In regards to the bill's referral to the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Rob Kauffman stated, “This unconstitutional legislation is an affront to every law-abiding gun owner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. HB 2344 goes on the list of anti-Second Amendment legislation that will never see the light of day as long as I’m Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in Pennsylvania.”

Once the COVID-19 virus is contained, we should remember that Representative Rob Kauffman respects and upholds the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their loved ones.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to monitor this gun control measure and keep you informed of any update.  Please stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for ongoing coverage of the coronavirus crisis.

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