Anti-gun lawmakers are pushing legislation to undo Pennsylvania’s state firearms preemption statute (title 18, section 6120) in an effort to empower the urban centers in our state to pass laws that would cause gun owners to easily fall victim to legal rat traps by crossing an invisible line between two jurisdictions with gun laws that might conflict with one another.
As you know, FOAC has been at the forefront of protecting Pennsylvania’s firearm preemption statute and we currently have two actions in front of the court. One is involving Harrisburg and that case is awaiting a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the other is the major case necessitated by the anti-gun/criminal actions of the mayor of the city of Pittsburgh and city Council to pass major packages of gun control and that case is sitting in front of Commonwealth Court!
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The legislation that has been filed thus far and is outlined below:
PA House: HB 361
Memos of intent have been filed by the legislators below to introduce preemption law elimination:
PA Senate: Sen. Maria Collet Memo
Both legislators are Democrats currying favor with CeaseFire PA who could care less about who is victimized by local laws or how allowing this violates Dillon’s Rule, the PA Municipal Code ‘and’ the Equal Protections Clause of the Constitution.
Preemption statutes bring uniformity to state gun regulations, and perhaps that is why gun control zealots want to be rid of them. Confusing and contradictory gun laws amount to entrapment, in our view, and that’s why many such laws were passed in the first place in Pennsylvania and other states.
Long story short, anti-gunners despise preemption because it prevents them from adopting severe, restrictive local ordinances (just like Pittsburgh has done) when they can’t impose radical gun laws at the state level. Everytown for Gun Safety’s research arm contends at its website, “State firearm preemption laws override common sense by limiting cities wracked with gun violence to the identical laws that apply in rural areas where responsible gun ownership is more embedded in daily life.” Let that little tidbit of stupidity sink in for a moment!
Pennsylvania has become something of a petri dish for anti-gunners wanting to experiment with various gun control proposals. Now, it appears, the gun control lobby and its state legislative allies are broadening their offensive.