The Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association is happy to forward the following message along from Kim Stolfer the Legislative Committee Chairman of the Allegheny County Sportsmens League:
--quote from Kim Stolfer--
Pennsylvania is once again at a crossroads where our legislators are being faced with an onslaught of anti-gun legislation in this fall session. The furor in the early part of this year and our subsequent news conference put them on notice that we held our freedoms in the highest regard. Since then groups from the District Attorneys Association, the Governors office, the PA State Police, local Mayors from urban centers, the media (especially CNN) and selected urban police spokes persons have been lobbying for legislation that will create minefields for gun owners. Anti-gun legislation like HB 1536 and HB 1744 and others have been quietly receiving attention in committees due to this pressure while at the same time pushing pro-gun legislation aside that we worked so hard to get introduced.
Therefore we are planning on, once again, taking another trip to Harrisburg on Tuesday Oct 23, 2007 to reinforce in legislators minds the premise that we EXPECT action on ‘our’ legislation and that we are closely watching the legislative process and every action taken on the anti-gun bills.
This is extremely important people! Our legislators are under intense pressure from every angle (Philadelphia, Rendell, the Media, etc) to pass pointless and rights-infringing "feel-good" anti-gun legislation that will negatively impact law abiding firearm owners who are not part of the problem.
If you can make it to this event please do! The more people that show up, the more legislators will be reminded that we support them in their efforts to stand by their principles in fighting for firearm rights.
For more information and to download the flyer for this event please see the following thread on the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association Discussion Forum:
Once again, thank you all for being involved in the PAFOA and fighting for our collective rights every day.
Founder & President
Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association