Pennsylvania: Constitutional Carry Advances in the Keystone State

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Pennsylvania gets one step closer to Constitutional carry. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Pennsylvania Senate voted to pass signature pro-Second Amendment legislation this evening as the state moved one step closer to joining 21 other states with Constitutional Carry.  Senate Bill 565 advanced on a vote of 29 to 21.

Constitutional carry legislation isn’t for criminals, it simply puts law-abiding citizens who are otherwise legally able to possess and carry a firearm on equal footing, by codifying the inherent right to carry a firearm into statute.  It also retains a permitting process for gun owners who wish to take advantage of concealed carry reciprocity with other states.

The NRA is a leader in the “constitutional carry” movement where law-abiding individuals are not required to obtain a government permit to carry a firearm for lawful purposes.  Today’s vote advances the fight to protect and expand the right of law-abiding Pennsylvanians to carry, and remove unnecessary government red tape and delays from the process.

In addition, the Senate passed SB 448 by Sen. Wayne Langerholc which reinforces the state’s preemption law.  This important bill passed 31-19, putting teeth in the state’s preemption statute and discouraging local governments from passing laws more restrictive than state law.

Finally, we would like to thank Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, Senate bill sponsor Sen. Cris Dush, and Senate Judiciary Chairwoman Lisa Baker for ushering Senate Bill 565 through the Senate.

SB 565 now moves to the Pennsylvania House where it would need to be approved before going to the Governor.  Please continue to follow NRA-ILA updates for the latest developments in Harrisburg.


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Rick
Rick (@rickinpa)
18 days ago

Whoopdie-doo! His Jackoffie, Woof has already said he would veto either of the pro gun bills going thru the legislature at present. Our Quaker State isn’t going anywhere pro gun until we get rid of that poor excuse for a man Wolfie AND his little mouthpiece Shitpiro!! 2022 folks!! Wake the F**K UP, or roll over and cower down like they want you to! Democracy? Ha-haaaa!!!

willyd
willyd (@willyd)
18 days ago
Reply to  Rick

Wolf has been SCUM since he took office, and his Attorney General, HIGHER TAXES and MORE GUN RESTRICTIONS, big towns are controlling the politics in Pa.

Stag
Stag (@eriggle83)
18 days ago

“The NRA is a leader in the “constitutional carry” movement where law-abiding individuals are not required to obtain a government permit to carry a firearm for lawful purposes.” This is an absolute lie. Several years ago there were two bills proposed in the Texas legislature. One was a house bill, HB375 if I remember correctly, and the other was a senate bill, SB1911. The house bill introduced by Representative Stickland was as close to a true constitutional carry bill as I’ve ever seen. The senate bill was some Fudd abomination. Guess which one the NRA and Texas State Rifle Association… Read more »

Last edited 18 days ago by Stag
Darkman
Darkman (@darkman)
19 days ago

Today’s Date in Freedom: 11/10/1775. The United States Marines were Organized by Authority of the Continental Congress, Semper Fi Ooh Rah Marine, Thank a Marine Today and All Vets Tomorrow, Thank You for Your Service and the Sacrifices of Your Family. In Liberty.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
19 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

Go USMC!

swmft
swmft (@swmft)
18 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

I dont know how many hold their oath as sacred ,but my friends and I do. several own gunshops all store their flares in the same space where 4473 forms are stored ,lost all my paperwork in a fire! flooded basements work well too

Cruiser
Cruiser (@cop1771)
18 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

Semper Gumby, “Always Flexable.”