Seems like we are getting more than just the usual riffraff crossing over the border into our free state from those to our east and south, as a host of anti-gun measures hit the desk of lawmakers tomorrow to be considered. Here in Pennsylvania we not only have some of the current best gun laws in the country with the Second Amendment, but our own Constitution that speaks volumes about what our forefathers thought about guns. It reads as follows:
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
In a world where things should not be questioned it makes me kinda wonder just what is going on, when we have things like this coming down the pipeline:
- HB 1400–prevents the sale or transfer of long guns between two otherwise law abiding citizens where no background check is currently required (like between my dad and I), to go through “universal background checks.”
- HB 1872–would make it illegal for any person to knowingly own an “accelerated trigger activator” that allows the speed of the trigger to be increased.
- HB 273–creates a voluntary self-exclusion list which would permanently put someone on a no buy list. Admittedly, I’m still learning about this one so I’m not entirely sure what it is as of yet.
- HB 2227–is perhaps the most disturbing proposal on this list whereby authorities could issue an “extreme risk protection order” by petition, essentially taking away a law-abiding citizen’s firearms with little to no due process to prove innocence. In this situation, the burden is on the accused to prove that the petition was wrongly issued.
My fellow Pennsylvanians, I urge you to take action by contacting the representative from your House Judiciary Committee. For more information, visit this page: https://act.nraila.org/takeaction.aspx?AlertID=2055
We cannot let this happen in our Free state. Stand and fight.