Pennsylvania: Emergency Powers Legislation Passes Senate Committee

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In June, the Pennsylvania House passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 1747. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- In June, the Pennsylvania House passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 1747.  Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee inched this critical Second Amendment legislation one step closer to final passage on a 9 to 5 vote.  This important legislation will allow Pennsylvania to join the growing list of states which are protecting Second Amendment rights when a state of emergency is declared.

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House Bill 1747 prevents the Governor from suspending or limiting the sale, dispensing, or transportation of firearms during a declared emergency.  It would also remove the carry prohibitions that exist with exemptions.

Governors across the country have declared states of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, bringing renewed attention to the broad powers being exercised by Executives.

NRA has worked during this unprecedented public health crisis to ensure the constitutional rights of citizens are not infringed by fighting against gun store and range closures and combating overreaching executive authority.

House Bill 1747 next moves to the Senate floor for a full vote.  Please contact your State Senator and respectfully request that they vote in favor of HB 1747.


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nobodyuknow
nobodyuknow
11 hours ago

KUDOS to the PA legislature! HOWEVER, it is more than a shame that a a state legislature has to go so far as to enact legislation like this. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States stands VERY CLEAR! ” . . . the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed._ The right does not say unless, but, or if! It does not contain a limit or a caveat! It is succinct! However, government units at all levels violate virtually every citizens rights under this amendment EVERY DAY!! and if you, as… Read more »

Arny
Arny
7 days ago

I have already informed my Senator. Luckily we’re on the same page. Mastriano is a 2A supporter.

Pa John
Pa John
7 days ago

Find out your state senator’s contact info. https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm Note, if you are using a Windows computer, your web browser has a “Find” function to search for text within any large webpage. I.E. – right click the above link and select open in a new tab. Then use the keyboard shortcut of holding down Alt while pressing “F”, and then hitting “F” again after releasing Alt to select the “Find” function. Here is the trick for the above webpage search, since every senator’s name is followed by a D or R and the two letter abbreviation for their state, you simply… Read more »

willyd
willyd
7 days ago

I don’t live in Pa anymore, but anything to stop the anti-gun movement is worth the comments and action especially in Pa because they are fast turning to the Left with resent legislation passed by the scum Wolf and actions by the states A/G!!!!!!!!!

Laddyboy
Laddyboy
7 days ago
Reply to  willyd

This is the first time I read this Op-Ed. This is the First time I up-voted this comment! Who is using my name???