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Pennsylvania Preemption Bill Clears First Hurdle–From LVTP

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From The Lehigh Valley Project 9/12 Tea Party–Second Amendment Committee

The Senate Local Government Committee recently passed important preemption legislation, Senate Bill 5, by an 8-3 vote, according to a report issued by the NRA-Institute for Legislative Action on www.nraila.org.

SB 5 will now go to the Senate floor for consideration. Sponsored by state Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), SB 5 would further clarify existing law to ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the Keystone state. The NRA-ILA is asking Second Amendment supporters to contact your state Senator and urge them to support SB 5.

The bill would prevent the state’s 2,500-plus municipalities from enacting gun ordinances stricter than state law. A similar measure was earlier introduced in the House.

“Municipalities must realize these local ordinances and regulations are in direct contravention with existing state law and severely impact the rights of law-abiding citizens of this commonwealth,” said Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr., according to a report that was posted on guns.com. “Senate Bill 5 is about uniformity across the state and ensuring the laws enacted by the General Assembly are taken seriously and followed.”

More than 30 years ago, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted state-level firearms preemption to avoid the possibility of a complex patchwork of regulations across the state that would make it difficult for responsible firearm owners to ensure they are following the law (similar to the way some left-wing liberal states have enacted illegal restrictions on the possession and use of firearms and ammo). However, in recent years many local governments in Pennsylvania have enacted gun control ordinances in violation of Pennsylvania’s preemption law.

“Citizens with no criminal intent should not be placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don`t even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another,” notes the NRA-ILA. “Gun owners continue to be unduly burdened by local ordinances which violate the current state firearm preemption law. SB 5 would correct this problem by ensuring that laws regarding firearms and ammunition are uniform across the state.”

Similar legislation was signed by former Governor Tom Corbett in 2014, but was struck down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last year for a violation of the “single subject” rule for legislative process. “It is imperative that SB 5 passes this year to ensure that gun owners and sportsmen across the state are protected by its strengthened preemption laws,” says the NRA-ILA.

Unfortunately, our state’s left-wing liberal governor, Tom Wolf, announced he will veto a preemption bill aimed at firearm regulations should it get to his desk, according to a report on www.guns.com.

Minority Committee Chairman Sen. John Blake, D-Lackawana, delivered the veto news on behalf of the administration as he urged a no-vote on the legislation.

“Quite simply because I think this bill is doing something unprecedented in allowing a membership organization to sue a local government and allow injunctive relief,” said the left-wing Democrat. “When I consider the things our local governments are facing, I don’t know why we are considering this.”

https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170328/pennsylvania-preemption-legislation-passed-committee

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