Pennsylvania: Gun Licensing Legislation Introduced

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NRA - Institute for Legislative Action
NRA – Institute for Legislative Action

Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- New Jersey style draconian anti-gun legislation requiring gun owners and potential gun buyers to obtain a license has been introduced and referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee and has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing.

Senate Bill 1029, sponsored by Sen. Haywood (D-4), would amend Title 18 by requiring Pennsylvania residents to obtain a license for possession, use, manufacture, control, sale or transfer of firearms.

In order to qualify for a license, an individual would need to be 18 or older and a resident of the Commonwealth. A resident would also need to complete a firearms safety course and pay unreasonable firearm eligibility licensing fees.

This legislation would have no impact on criminal activity and would severely infringe on your Second Amendment rights as law-abiding gun owners. Clearly, there is no dearth of existing firearm laws in Pennsylvania. There are more than enough statutory tools that exist at both the federal and state level just waiting to be enforced against criminals who misuse firearms.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated on this and other legislation that impact your rights as gun owners.

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  • 14 thoughts on “Pennsylvania: Gun Licensing Legislation Introduced

    1. To the gentleman who posted about PA electing Demonrat Wolfe, here’s the story. I live close to PA, so I hear the Lehigh Valley area radio stations and their local talk shows. Tom Corbett shot himself in the foot. Firstly, during the year leading up to the election, he signed into law a new gas tax that INCREASED gasoline prices by $0.36 a gallon, something folks feel every day. Those who live close to the river purchase their fuel in Jersey, but those who live in the PA interior get hit with this every time they fill up; this is doubly true if they own a pickup or other fuel hungry vehicle. Secondly, Tom Corbett threw Joe Paterno, the former Penn State football coach, under the bus. Since Joe Pa was one of PA’ favorite sons, this did NOT go over well with the electorate! Finally, Tom Corbett ran such a bad campaign that he made Mitt Romney look like a genius!

    2. “No statement in the 2nd Amendment is related to individual self-defense, but is instead related to collective security in the form of militas (sic),” said Haywood in remarks on his social media account. ”

      Pennsylvania: The right of the citizens to bear arms in defence of themselves and the State shall not be questioned. Art. 1, § 21 (enacted 1790, art. IX, § 21).

    3. The Pennsylvania General Assemble is 30 Republicans to 20 Demorcats in the Senate
      120 Republicans to 87 Democrats….This bill is not going to make out of The Committee….I am friends with my Delaware County, Pa State Assemble in Pa….states their are not the votes there to pass this gun control bill…?

    4. Under this administration,I have witnessed ; the Constitution being ignored and trampled on . Common sense doe’s not enter into any laws,while money controls every thought.America is under siege by it’s own goverment,and I cannot understand why the people allow it to go on . Seventy percent of my family has either served in the military,or law enforcement (including me);and for what ? The downfall of the USA is here and now,it’s time to have the courage of our ancestors ;and honor the Flag that so many have died for.

      1. You answer your own question with your last two sentences!
        If we have not done what is truly required by now to save the Republic, for which it stands, we never will.
        Sit back and watch it be conquered.

    5. The hard-left Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the MSM media whores who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States..

      Second Amendment foes lying about gun control – The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. The Second Amendment has nothing to do with personal self-defense.Firearms are our constitutionally mandated safeguard against tyranny by a powerful federal government. Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.

      No matter what any president, senator, congressman, or hard-left mainstream media whores tell you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..

      These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens’ ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family. Ask the six million Jews, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the Nazi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.
      Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved. The hard-left Marxist and Islamists who infect our federal government plus the MSM media whores who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.

      Will we stand our ground, maintaining our constitutionally guaranteed Second Amendment rights, fighting those who would enslave us?

      American Thinker

    6. Pennsylvanians made a big mistake when they failed to re-elect Republican Governor Tom Corbett. Now they’re stuck with that ‘tax and spend’ Democrat Governor Wolfe and all the ‘baggage’ that goes with it.

    7. First I receive news about hunting license fees doubling in the next 5 years, now I’m going to be taxed and monitored for owning handguns! Pennsylvania gave birth to this country! Now the Socialist/Progressive/Communists have taken control of state government.

      Relish in your stupidity….you, who voted Democrap.

      The end of Democracy and Freedom is at hand. It’s past time for true Patriotic Americans to Stand and Fight this pervasive destruction of Our Constitutional Right to Bear Arms!

      1. Dont comply if it passes. Period. Stop worrying what they pass and stop complying with this crap. They cannot enforce it and draw the line in the sand. Enough is enough

    8. Pennsylvania Senate and House make-up…………..Senators 30 GOP vs. 20 Democrats State House Assemble 123 GOP vs. 83 Democrats……Republicans Rule the PA General Assemble….this bill is a loser….my personal Friend and House Member form Delaware County Pa said this Bill does not have the votes to pass in committee or Floor votes….!

      1. These bills shouldn’t even exist. The reason they do is because of the lackadaisical attitude of PA gun owners who didn’t turn out in massive numbers, didn’t place phone calls and didn’t send emails very early on, when it really counted, to tell legislators, from the AG on down, you better not touch gun control.

        1. This bill is from a Democrat…which he is allow to introduce…but the Republicans control both Houses of Pa government…it will not make pass committee….?

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