Sebastian has more details at the above link, but here is what’s at stake for PA firearms owners:
- HB 18, which would overturn PA’s currently law preventing localities (such as Philly) from passing laws that contradict the state’s gun laws. Also known as “preemption”.
- HB 22, One-gun-per month. They have this in Virginia, and it’s a completely idiotic measure. I’m not even sure how this is supposed to fight crime.
- HB 29, which requires the reporting of a lost or stolen firearm to police under severe legal penalties. This is what I call the “Trap Law”; because it doesn’t include language that would grant immunity to someone who is on vacation, or away from their home for an extended period if their firearms are stolen.
If you’re a PA resident, I urge you to write your representatives and the judiciary committee. Make phone calls as well. You can follow this link to the NRA Alert, which has the contact information you need.