Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing On Castle Doctrine
Pennsylvania –-(AmmoLand.com)-On November 19 the Pennsylvania House Judiciary committee held a hearing on House Bill 40, the current version of Castle doctrine.
This hearing was a circus that would’ve made the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus proud. Every element was present accept the truth from those opposed this commonsense measure from prearranged and orchestrated testimony to the canned responses and the proselytizing of cease-fire PA about the concept of lost or stolen firearm reporting.
What Chairman Caltagirone was probably not counting on was the depth and breadth of supporters for this legislation and the wide ranging testimony that contradicted virtually every aspect of what cease-fire PA, the District attorneys Association, and even the Pennsylvania State police led legislators to believe.
In a remarkable development House Bill 40 was receiving additional cosponsors even during the course of the Judiciary Committee hearing which clearly indicates that the weight of testimony was on the side of gun owners and law abiding citizens.
At this time the number of cosponsors on this legislation stands at 120 House members from both sides of the aisle and all indications are that we will receive a vote on this legislation in the very near future.
As part of this effort for this hearing we once again conducted a grassroots lobbying day that was attended by nearly gunowners from around the state. This effort was meant to introduce gunowners to the methods by which we use to provide information to and to educate legislators on the issue of gun control, gun ownership, violent crime and our Constitution. This effort complimented our attendance and testimony before the House Judiciary committee.
Please stay tuned to rapid developments on this legislation and for a list of cosponsors please see the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League website.
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