Firearms Registration Act Introduced in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania state Democrats introduce HB0768, known as the Firearms Registration Act.
Pennsylvania state Democrats introduce HB0768, known as the Firearms Registration Act.

Harrisburg, PA-( A new bill introduced in Pennsylvania would establish a gun registry within the state.

HB0768 is known as the Firearms Registration Act. The Democrats that introduced the bill were Mary Louise Isaacson (D), Angel Cruz (D), and Mary Jo Daley (D). Last Friday, the General Assembly referred the bill to the committee on judiciary.

The bill would require gun owners in the Keystone State to register their firearms with the Pennsylvania State Police. Owners would have to provide the police with the make, model, and the serial numbers of all their guns.

Along with the application that the gun owner must swear to under oath, the gun owner would have to submit fingerprints, two photographs that are no older than 30 days and go through a background check for each firearm that they own. This background check is the same one that they must go through to purchase a gun.

In addition to this requirement, they must also provide the Pennsylvania State Police with their home and work address, telephone number, social security number, date of birth, age, sex, and citizenship. This requirement is more information than a person needs to vote.

If the State Police rejects the person’s application, then they will have ten days to appeal the decision. The owner must turn their firearms into the State Police within three days of receiving notification of the rejection. If a person does not appeal the decision within ten days, their right is forfeit.

A gun owner cannot transfer any unregistered firearm. Anyone caught with an unregistered gun is guilty of a crime even if they are unaware of the firearm registration status. Also just holding an unregistered firearm at a range is a crime.

The gun owner must keep all firearms unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock. If a firearms owner doesn’t secure their firearm that way, they would be guilty of a crime. This rule even applies to homes with no children.

The gun owner has 48 hours to update the State Police if they change jobs, phone numbers, addresses, or anything else on the application. If they do not update the State Police, then they could be prosecuted for violating the law.

The certificate which will cost $10 per firearm will expire after one year. The gun owner would have to start the process over again to renew their certification. This process must be done 60 days before the certificate expires. The procedure can get confusing for gun owners with large collections.

The bill makes no mention of how the state will enforce the law.

Other states that have tried gun registration and bans have seen limited success. New Jersey has had zero magazines turned in since their magazine ban went into effect.

New York saw nearly one million firearms owners defy the state law to register their “assault weapons.” The same thing played out in Connecticut when only 50,000 out of 350,000 registered their semi-automatic rifles.

Expanding a registry to all firearms will be impossible to enforce without conducting door to door searches of houses. It is unclear how these Democrats plan to deal with this reality.

None of the bill’s sponsor responded to our request for comment.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%’ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at

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Henry Mcnutt Jr

It’s a real shame Pennsylvania’s don’t wake up and start voting out these clowns. The democratic party is now a socialits party and the plan on killing America. Our four farthers put the 2nd Amendment in there for a reason. They forceen this moment and in there own way warned up of it. If the dumicrats get there way if you own a gun of any kind they will take them or arrest you just so they can take over this country. America wake up before it’s to late.




This doesn’t affect any criminals only makes criminals out of ordinary people another feel good legislation that does nothing to prevent gun violence but will make gun owners victims of another very bad law being forced on every one that will not have any effect on criminals. Legislators don’t have a clue about gun violence and only seem to want to take away people’s right’s. This makes them feel powerful. This is what a tyrant government is. REGISTRATION LEADS TO CONFISCATION. VOTE THE ASSHOLES OUT OF OFFICE

Get Out

Another law that’ll make law abiding citizens criminals if they don’t register their firearms, secure their firearms properly, transfer any of their firearms and have 48 hours to update the State Police if they change jobs, phone numbers, addresses, or anything else on the application. If they do not update the State Police, then they could be prosecuted for violating the law.. HB0768 is known as the Firearms Registration Act. The Democrats that introduced the bill were Mary Louise Isaacson (D), Angel Cruz (D), and Mary Jo Daley (D). Last Friday, the General Assembly referred the bill to the committee… Read more »


Honestly There are some ignorant parts in the bill yea, but those complaining about having to register all the guns they own really need to think about it if they just turn it into a you must register all guns that you own and if you fail to do so then you would be punished in the form of a crime, that would honestly make more sense, it just seems like politicians really don’t know how to write laws or legislation anymore.

Donald Knauff

I hope Dems never get a person in White House ever and the party in house and Senate gets term li mits 2 terms and your out just like president.all Dems want to do is take our freedoms away and make this country a socialist country. Wake up voters or we will have no freedom to do anything.


Dems aka DIms pandering to some constituents in the hopes they will garner enough support to continue their mislead political views by forming laws to suppress freedoms. All while they themselves encourage breaking immigration and other laws. UnAmerican, they should be ashamed.


This is what happens when you vote Democrat. You MUST vote straight REPUBLICAN ticket.

Bob Z.

HB 0768 is BULL SHIT !!! The democrats need to focus on the real Criminals to get the guns out of their hands and quit trying to take the law abiding citizens protection away from them.Any law abiding citizen that purchased any guns,have already gone threw a registration.The proposed $10.00 per gun,per year fee is absurd.


“It is unclear how these Democrats plan to deal with this reality.” They don’t. The whole point is to establish a foothold towards banning private ownership of firearms. These democrat traitors need to be dealt with permanently. Ballot box next year.


got’s to mess with the law-abiding while letting the slime-ocrats run free


as in nj, gun control = a**hole – no matter who is involved


Another insane attempt to saddle gun owners with Unconstitutional barriers and expenses to possess their legally obtained property. These legislators deserve defeat in their next election cycle.

HJ Lamb

Just refuse to comply. How many gun owners are there in the state of PA compared to the number of state police willing to go kick in doors and arrest their neighbors for non compliance? This is a stupid, unconstitutional law made by stupid irrational people who belong somewhere in a dark room filing forms in never ending cabinets and doing data entry for cold case files.


We have a party of democrats that have systematic committed treason to our American ideals they have stuffed the ballot boxes to install turncoats to political offices all the while they stuff their pockets with tax payer funds when is enough, enough!!? Won’t Let our prez. So his job !!! Filled to the brim with their abuces


They are easily made TRAITORS unto our Constitution because they have never spilled even a drop of blood in defence of FREEDOM. They have never seen the American Flag draped over a loved ones coffin who paid the ultimate PRICE. They have never experienced the emotion of devistating loss. And then the extreme pride for the selfless act in defence of America. Their TYRANNY is of ignorance,selfishness and their unwillingness to embrace history. They choose to forget the Millions who have fought for over 3 centurys to ensure FREEDOM and PEACE.And they have ultimately forgotten a great historian of the… Read more »

A Veteran

Why do they always attack an object and not the person? A gun will NOT kill someone UNLESS someone pulls the trigger. Just as the operator of a vehicle is responsible for control of a vehicle, why is the “operator” of a gun not held responsible for his actions? We do NOT hold a car responsible for the actions of the driver, so why do we hold a firearm responsible for the action of an individual? Where is the legislation for mental health exams? The “sponsors” should be the first in line for the exam. Where is the funding for… Read more »


First let me state THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.
Though I wish i had a name to give unto the RESPECT and PRIDE for which YOU SO DESERVE.
And thank you for all of which you have spoken for it is RIGHT and of GOOD JUDGEMENT.

James Jenkins

Dont let this mess with your Brain! Remember, the Supreme court has said , Time and Time again, this right cannot be infringed upon! They are the only ones who may change anything. So peacefully, Rationally, STAND UP! ITS JUST THE PHSYCO SOB’S THEY ARE LOOKIN TO FILTER OUT! I DONT TAKE ISSUE WITH THAT!

Molon Labe

Had hopes of moving to PA from NY….FUAC but if this passes our plans are out the window !! We will move south !!
Stand up PA people !!


Register me as “number one” and guess which finger I’ll use to tell them. I’ll register NOTHING!


Besides violating the US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, it also violates the Pennsylvania state constitution.

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).

Shane Oblinsky

The government has no business knowing what firearms I own. When are we going to say enough is enough? Our 2nd amendment rights have already been infringed on so many levels it’s ridiculous. Whoever introduced this bill obviously needs voted out next election.

Honda 450

How do asshole like this get voted into office.they have no clue what they are doing


Snowflakes that’s the world we have to live in ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️ No one gave us the right to defend ourselves it’s our God given right ! The right to live free from prosecution ! God Bless America and God bless Trump

Greg H.

If this monstrosity actually passes, I expect the good people of Pa. will give it the widespread NON-COMPLIANCE it deserves.

Larry D Cook

They need to recall these dipshit politicians. They have taken oath to uphold the constitution, and therefore lied under oath.

John Ziemba

If I was sheriff I’m not going to enforce your Unconstitutional gun grabbing law Because planning commits Backdoor Gun Confiscation Unconstitutional

Joe Perrone Jr.

I’ve never seen such a display of improper grammar and spelling in my life. It just proves what I’ve contended all along: The schools are dumbing down our society. All that aside, this proposed law is a travesty. The requirement for annual renewal borders on harassment. The only recourse you people have is to vote out the idiots who vote for passage. Write letters to your elected officials and tell them to vote no.


All you have seen was a slight in spelling???
All that you heard was a slight in grammar???
DO NOT mock those who bravely came to contest against TRYANNY. For these ONES are the least in need of education.
We know full well what a misrepresentation of education LOOKS LIKE.
We see it on our streets when when they scream for Socialism.
We see it on our streets when they moan for The New Grean Deal.
And we see it on our streets as they foam at the mouth to RAPE our Constitution.

robert Lee rice

Anyone that complies,is either brain dead,or stupid,OR BOTH…

David Munroe

Just a few years ago NV got rid of the stupid registration Bullshit thank goodness.


Read between the lines on this one. What does it accomplish? If you follow it is it a source of state income? I will start with the last question will it be a source of income for the state. Answer No. What it will do is increase the size of the government and make no mistake it will be a net loss as all government programs. So what does it accomplish? First it gets a certain percentage of people to prove they will comply. Plus one. Then think of it as a logical stepping stone. If you have your firearms… Read more »


From my cold dead hands! HELL NO!

Fred Recheirt

Flagrant violation of the 2nd Amendment.
Personally, I would show them my voter ID and tell them any other info they need to pull out of their (expletive deleted).

hugh kuhns



Citizen have no rites if you registered to vote you have no rites if you have a drivers license you have no rite 90% of the people believe they have rites but they are confused. Rites are God given most of you out there think a privilege is a rite and your wrong the government compels you to believe that and you do. The US is not a country it is a CORPORATION LOOK IT UP (ACT OF 1871). confined to the 10 square miles of the District of Columbia . I don’t have all day to explain but if… Read more »


This is so true.


So How Do I get a gun and where in Northampton County? I have never owned one but now believe I need to own not one but several.


I’d either leave, or practice egregious non-compliance.


People just need to contact their state representatives and state congressmen and remind them that this bill is a violation of a PA state statute. That state statute is: Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 6111.4 – Registration Of Firearms § 6111.4. Registration of firearms. Notwithstanding any section of this chapter to the contrary, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to allow any government or law enforcement agency or any agent thereof to create, maintain or operate any registry of firearm ownership within this Commonwealth. For the purposes of this section only, the term “firearm” shall include any weapon that is… Read more »

John Ziemba

Gun owners must swear under oath Pa. State Police took an oath they violate their oath NOT oath keepers carrying out Unconstitutional law Because it’s CONFISCATION
Elected Sheriff are oath keepers they don’t have to go door to door for Unconstitutional law in that county
Sheriffs get their orders from the citizens are accountable Not from the Governor
State Police or Troopers gets their orders from the Governor
See the difference
State Police or Troopers will go door to door MEANS violate the Constitution the oath they took
They are Twin Lightning Bolts Signifying the SS

Brenda Pentz

This is our right to bare arms as our own protection, its in the constitution. We are to be a free country, taking that right away does not make this a free country. The Democrates want to control and make this a socialism country. These gun owners are typically your average, hard working, law abiding, American who use guns for hunting, and to teach our children about the sport of wild life. Why do you want to take that away. If you want to protect the people of this country, BUILD A WALL. start there.


Brenda You are right but the simple answer to your question. Liberals hate our constitution they disrespect our law enforcement they dispize our military. They poison our childrens minds and tell them this country is the problem. They demonize an object FIREARMS instead of the monster who used this tool for gain or hate. They want open borders because these people who come dont know the cost of what it took to make this country.or even care they come illegally for a free ride on the backs Of tax payers to a cost of 118 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY. Fact look… Read more »


Wow well said now I’ll do my part to spread the word,it’s pretty scary the shit they’re pulling.when does it come to a head? Hopefully at the voting booths,not the streets


Military Tribunal set up on their front lawn at 3 am. They get pulled out of bed and told they are facing charges outside. Swift justice for those found guilty as charged. In the positions they keep in the government, they should have known better. One or two in every State on the same night, for 2 or 3 nights in a row, will make the rest question if it is worth it to wage war against the US Constitution.

Mikel Fiske

This Law is ridiculous! Looks like a money grabber–Typical Democrat! This Law is intended to legally eliminate Guns from the public. The “BUREAUCRACY” is so challenging frustrating and complicated that the Lawful Citizen will either defy the Law or just give up his or her guns, which is the desired outcome of Democrats!!!! Those 3 women should be impeached! READ THE SECOND AMENDMENT STATES IMPOSING SUCH UNCONSTITUTIONAL STIPULATIONS!!


AMEN! The Tyranny that our ForeFathers warned about and the reason for the 2nd amend. Don’t be Stupid ! The second amend was not for Hunting , they knew this might happen . DO NOT COMPLY !

Neill Howarth

All of this is already law in the Uk.. we get along fine with it.


Well Neill
Respectfully would you like a history lesson on why we had a REVOLUTUTIONARY. WAR
When you see him ask you King George
Where he went WRONG!!


Neil, you say it works fine in the U.K., then what about the problem you have now with knives! When a criminal or someone who wants to do harm they will find a way no matter what laws there are. Evil does not come from an object, it comes from a person.


Enjoy being government property.

Mark Sullivan

Well this is the USA

Kerry Cochell

What you don’t understand Neill, this is the difference between being a subject such as yourself and a Citizen with Constitutionally protected freedoms.


Fine … live there and live with it…
Different countries… different dynamics …
Different government and populations and and geography… etc., ad nausium!
Stay there!
Basic Forms of Government – The Political Spectrum



That is why you’re a royal subject, and I am a citizen.

Phil Roy

How common are acid attacks in the UK? The UK has one of the highest rates of acid attacks per capita in the world, according to Acid Survivors Trust International…

Gary Moore

Of course you do Mr Howarth. Remember how the citizens of the UK were free to speak their minds. Now if you criticize your islamic overlords, you can be put in jail. Ask Tommy Robinson, he’ll fill you in on the details. Many of you have kneeled to your captors. There have been 1834 citizens murdered by jihadists in the past few years, and you have no means to protect yourselves.


Bow down and kiss the Queen Mum’s arse. And give the Duke a BJ while you are at it.

Linda Ferguson

Our country is being destroyed from wihin her borders. They pass laws to protect “special groups”. These groups can spout their filth, hatred and vulgarity. Some march down our streets naked, children are now being included in this. Yet I, as a Christian, if I mention the name of Jesus, they are offended and ready to file a lawsuit. We are losing our rights because we’re not willing to stand up to them and let our voices be heard. Wake up America. Write to your Senator , Governor, State Representatives. You want to keep your guns? Stand up, let your… Read more »


James Madison “Deliberately itemized” (Enumerated) all areas government could govern as a means to keep them from “Legislating” anywhere in the area of “Rights/Freedoms” of citizens. And then “Itemized” some of those Rights/freedoms in the Bill of Rights so nobody would have any doubts, Plus some states refuse to ratify the Constitution with a Bil of Rights. Point being, according the interpretation of Law, Government has “ZERO” authority to legislate “ANY LAW” outside the “Enumeration” of powers granted to Government, this includes the States as well. “When rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making… Read more »


All 3 asshole politicians are on Facebook, let them know how you feel about them. Throw them the hell out of office.

C . W.

1) , Infringement , Plain and simple ,
2) , $10.00 per gun per year ? = Large revenue generator !!!
3) , Also have to count the large revenue that will be generated just through accidental infractions by way of the fines and fees and court costs , and through the lawyers that will have to be retained . Of which several will probably be democraps themselves !
4) , Registration , “Almost” , always leads to “Confiscation” !

This is of course Just My Humble Opinion .


They want us defense less so they can do what they want. First its killing babies, now its killing all of us. This is their plan. They disarm us and give the okay for Muslim jihad against us.

Richard Everhart

It’s not the guns that kill, it is the idiots using them. Why don’t the make everyone have an evaluation to see if they are sane. Line everyone up to have this done. Maybe the Democrats could find enough doctors to do this.


All politicians should be made to have a yearly mental health exam, and every week or two they should have to pee in a cup. That goes for LEO’s also, and anyone else who has any power over WE THE PEOPLE.

Dontworry Aboutit

Yeah so I’m not registering anything lol come find me

Get Out

It’s just another unenforceable gun law that’ll only apply to law abiding gun owners.


Pennsylvania State Constitution, Aricle I; Section 21:
“The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.”

All supporters of this bill are traitor’s to their oath of office and their authority is void. Sic Semper Tyrannis.


3am Milutary Tribunals on their front lawns. Drag them out of bed and let them answer to the charges. Swift justice for those found guilty. Being in their positions, they should know better. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

D Teed

The only thing this law will accomplish is to make well meaning, law abiding citizens into criminals. They will have nothing more to lose if they ignore the law. Where do they intend to imprison all those that are overnight criminals because of this law. At some point those they expect to enforce this ridiculous law will have to jump ship. There is a law that says the military cannot be used against the citizens, They are forgetting our military is made up of regular citizens who can and no doubt will rebel against the government to protect their freedoms… Read more »



Wm. K. Grugan

Heil ! lol

harry mann

This is way out of line. It is my right, not a privilege to own a gun to protect myself and my family. I am 74 yrs old. Never broke the law, and never will. I am on a low fixed income. The only hobby I have and enjoy is my gun collection, and target practice. This tax is wrong. And to top it off, being taxed every year for the same thing is robbery. And the registration of my guns is nothing more than the prelude to future laws to confiscate guns. I am sick of Democrats that have… Read more »


PATRIOTS remember a Right can NOT be taxed as a priviledge. Only if we begin to except a tax on a RIght will it be seen taxable as a priviledge. This is the goal of Liberal Dems. To see our rights as a prviledge so as to deatroy our Constitution.



Laws like these are designed to inch us closer towards a civil war. They know people won’t give them up. The excuse is needed to break the eggs for their omelet. The question is, can they handle the reality of what would unfold. All who pass this law, themselves, are putting their names on a list. That’s a question to ask them. “Do you know what you’re signing on to?” They seem to feel impervious and above the law of the land.


Good thing I do not live in Pennsylvania as i would have to send the politicians a photo of the bird being flipped to them with a quote. “NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!”

People had better use better judgement in who they vote for and pay close attention to the polls so that dems cannot cheat. We are living in Orwell’s “1984”… It only goes down hill from here!


This is extreme and will make me vote against Democrats all day long if this is their platform.

tom tirpak

it say we have to swear, I guess to tell the truth, yea right just like the politicians swear to uphold the constitution, maybe our swearing means the same as theirs, not shit !

David Braun

We need to keep our rights and our guns.