Call your reps to voice your concerns over:
The title makes it sound great..."providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition and for limitation on municipal powers."
This certainly does not limit the regulation of firearms and ammunition. It appears to permit every city, town, municipality to set their own laws regarding everything gun related.
17 (2) A county, municipality or township may enact
18 ordinances limited to the following enumerated purposes:
19 (i) Regulating the discharge of firearms within its
21 (ii) Restricting areas in which firearms may be
22 sold, although businesses selling firearms may not be
23 treated more restrictively than other businesses in the
24 same area.
25 (iii) Prohibiting or limiting firearms in or
26 reasonably [WHO DEFINES "REASONABLY"?]around publicly owned county, municipality or
27 township grounds or buildings, including areas in
28 municipal or county parks or recreation areas.
29 (iv) Prohibiting or limiting unaccompanied minors
30 from possession except on the property of parents,
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1 grandparents or guardians.
2 (v) Regulating firing ranges.[REGULATE HOW? REGULATE OUT OF BUSINESS?]
3 (vi) Regulating possession of firearms by municipal
4 employees while in the scope of their employment.
5 (vii) Regulating the brandishing or the display of a
6 firearm on public roads, sidewalks, alleys or other
7 public property or places of public accommodation, or the
8 manner by which a person may carry a firearm.
9 (viii) Regulating firearms in the times of
10 insurrection or civil unrest.[SOUNDS LIKE MARTIAL LAW STYLE CONFISCATION SCHEME]
11 (ix) Restricting air rifles as defined under section
12 6304(g) (relating to sale and use of air rifles). Nothing
13 in this subparagraph shall be construed as permitting the
14 regulation of air rifles in a manner less restrictive
15 than permitted under section 6304.[HUH?]
16 (x) Regulating pawn shops or secondhand shops.
17 (xi) Limiting or prohibiting an individual without a
18 license to carry a firearm from possessing or carrying a
19 firearm within reasonably defined zones [WHO DEFINES "REASONABLY"?] surrounding
20 schools, playgrounds, universities, colleges, bars,
21 convention centers or other places of general public
23 (xii) Regulating the storage or transportation of
24 explosives except that the regulations may not prohibit
25 the safe storage or transportation of ammunition.[DEFINE "SAFE STORAGE"... IS MORE THAN 100 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION UNSAFE?]
26 (xiii) Regulating the storage of firearms.[HOLY COW, INSANE]
27 Regulations under this subparagraph may not circumvent 53
28 Pa.C.S. § 2962(g) (relating to limitation on municipal
30 (xiv) Requiring citizens or public employees to be
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1 armed for personal or national defense, law enforcement
2 or other lawful purpose.
3 (xv) Regulating possession of firearms by a person
4 that contracts with the municipality while in the
5 performance of their duties specified in the contract.
6 (3) A city of the first class may adopt ordinances doing
7 any of the following:
8 (i) Limiting the ownership, possession, transfer or
9 transportation of assault weapons within the city limits.
10 (ii) Requiring background checks or waiting periods
11 on the purchase of firearms in addition to that required
12 by State law.
13 (iii) Limiting the number of firearms that may be
14 purchased in a specific period of time.
Is this a move by Filthadelphia to get around the preemption law? I will write and call if I can break free tomorrow.
tagged! I'll see if I can give the guys in Harrisburg a call tommorrow.
Well, contacting my rep would be a waste of time. "Melio" is a co-sponser of the bill. But I did send off an e-mail to the top ranking Republicans in the house voicing my concern, and asking for their opposition to the bill. To anyone thinking of taking action on this, please do so. We don't want to some day wake up to find ourselves in the same situation as our neighbors to the north and east of us...
anyone have contact info... E-Mail addresses phone #'s
Got a couple of favorable replies to my emails. I doubt this has any chance of passing, but it's still good to let the lawmakers know how we feel about such issues.