Time Running Out for Important PA Firearms Preemption Legislation

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Time Running Out for Important PA Firearms Preemption Legislation

Charlotte, NC –-(Ammoland.com)-  Despite the state House Judiciary Committee unanimously passing Senate Bill 273 on June 5, stalling tactics are being used in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to delay a floor vote on SB 273 before the summer legislative recess.

Unfortunately, at least 30 amendments have been filed, most of which have been offered by anti-gun Democratic legislators and are designed to kill SB 273.  Most outrageous of all amendments include a complete ban on commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, a “ballistic imaging” mandate, and a “one-handgun-a-month” rationing scheme.  Thus far, attempts to have these amendments deferred have been unsuccessful.

With all state House seats up for re-election this year, it is critical that your legislators demonstrate their Second Amendment support by voting to defeat these anti-gun amendments, and pass SB 273 before the summer legislative recess.

SB 273 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are uniform throughout the state.  Furthermore, it helps mitigate the need for litigation by gun owners who have been unduly burdened by local gun control ordinances which violate the current state firearms preemption law.  Currently, there are over 40 municipalities that have passed ordinances contrary to state law.  Citizens with no criminal intent should not be placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they do not know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another.


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