PA Law Maker Wants Only Cops To Shoot At Human Shape Targets, Bans for All of You

Thaddeus Kirkland
Thaddeus Kirkland
Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea
Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea

USA – -( A Pennsylvania “lawmaker” has once more demonstrated why mentally-challenged “progressives” (but I repeat myself) should never be trusted with power and responsibility.

Representative Thaddeus Kirkland, a Democrat, naturally, plans on introducing a bill that “prohibits the use of human silhouette targets at shooting ranges across the Commonwealth…”

Naturally, he plans to include an exception for the “Only Ones.” Whether he intends to also mandate targets they use be accompanied with the words “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!” is left unstated.

“Rather than perpetuate violence by continuing to allow individuals to practice their target shooting by shooting at human silhouette targets at shooting ranges, my legislation will prohibit the use of targets that depict human silhouettes at shooting ranges across the Commonwealth,” Kirkland declares, as if using the word “shooting” four times in one sentence justifies subjecting everybody else to his heavy-handed foolishness. “Instead, silhouette targets could include, but are not limited to the following: white-tailed deer, black bear, wild turkey, and elk.” [because the second amendment is all about hunting..right?]

We’ll just see what PETA has to say about that. Setting collectivist stooges on each other can be great fun to watch. And as an aside, Kirkland’s presuming to “allow” implies there’s an “obey me or be destroyed” mandate he’s willing to have armed enforcers kill citizens over.

We’ll have to see about that, too.

Read the entire article from David Codrea:

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Thaddeus Kirkland is a loser. Now that he’s stolen enough of the Pa taxpayer’s money, he wants to move onto become the Mayor of Chester. He is nothing but a joke. Check out the It’s Good to be Thad-Chester Facebook page people started about him.


Guess they will ban all arcade games too and steel silhouette too.


Ever wonder if democrats go to “stupid school?” Or do they come by it naturally? How about all the lies democrats tell the public without blinking. Do they get that by training or does lying come naturally to democrats? And who are the morons that elect them to office? Obviously a case where things would get no worse and potentially better if the elected office was kept vacant.

Dale Longacre

He’s just afraid we’ll start killing paper people on the streets and cause a civil uprising. I mean, if we start with paper silhouettes at the range, next we’ll move to posters & billboards then, Heaven Forbid, TV images of real people.

First paper silhouettes, then all paper targets & finally all target shooting. Baby steps from an infantile mind.

C. McCasland

This guy is just itching to have his likeness printed on paper targets. I would prefer the Zombie Thaddeus version.



D. Murphy

Democrats, are statists and supports of the status quo, they do not trust the people. They have more in common with Hitler, Stalin and Kim Jung Il than they do with Washington, Lincoln or Jefferson.


Sometimes the stupidity makes my head ache. I really cannot fathom how far away from reality these kinds if people drift thought life in their little world. I’m pretty sure in news reports I’ve seen, there hasn’t been silhouette targets found mixed in with the crack, cash, and illegally obtained firearms. Nor has a membership card to the local range allowing the thug to hone his drive by skills been found in the bad guys wallet. Maybe this guy has a stake in a target company and is trying to create a huge demand for underground targets. I can see… Read more »


YEP ! ….. This is the kind of person I want running my country ! … maybe he just sees silhouette as ‘blacks in the line of fire without hands up’ ?… maybe we need to have equal number of “white” targets at the range…..THAT SHOULD DO IT ! …. I’ll give him a call , I speak Ebonics… BUT…. Black targets no hands up are my first choice ( lol ).


Representative Kirkland represents the City of Chester Pennsylvania. His phone number is listed as (610) 876-6420.


all the Black Americans who have lost their jobs to illegal aliens & this moron is more worried about what kind of paper targets we’re using the range… VOTE THIS A-HOLE OUT OF OFFICE !


Chester is disaster we can only learn what not to do from it. The mayor, Charles Linder, goes to every gun rights haters rally in the area. He uses his failure to stop crime & get the city moving to justify the destruction of our rights. Now this clown Kirkland wants to ban silhouette targets? If he wants to do some good he should resign & get an honest job. I don’t use silhouette targets because I’m uncomfortable shooting at the human shape. That’s my choice. It’s disgusting that Kirkland thinks it’s OK to force this on everyone. Then again,… Read more »


Another case of whats wrong with government , wanting to control everything we do and tax it too. Mob Rule Socialism needs to end . Sorry but they are not my kids , nor my problem , dont care if your hungry get a job.