Today Pennsylvania became the 13th state in the last three weeks to introduce legislation nullifying federal encroachments of firearms ownership. State Representative Daryl Metcalfe modeled the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357) after legislation recently introduced in Wyoming and Texas.
Highlights of House Bill 357 (yep, that’s 357) include:
- prohibitions against enforcement of any new federal registration, restriction or prohibition requirement for privately owned firearms, magazines and ammunition.
- the requirement that the state of Pennsylvania, including the Office of Attorney General, to intercede on behalf of Commonwealth citizens against any federal attempt to register, restrict or ban the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products.
- felony charges against anyone – including federal agents who try to enforce any type of gun control restriction within state borders.
“Passage of my legislation will send the message that there will never be additional gun control, anywhere in Pennsylvania,” said Metcalfe. “Whether by White House executive orders, congressional fiat, or judicial activism, we will never allow the left to benefit from the wicked acts of murderers in order advance their senseless gun-grabbing agenda which would only succeed in replacing one of our most sacred personal liberties with the chains of government tyranny.”
Metcalfe encouraged supporters of his legislation to sign the Armed Pennsylvania: Say to No Gun Control petition found here.
LEGISLATION AND TRACKING
If you would like to see model legislation to introduce in your state to nullify federal firearm laws, please see The Tenth Amendment Center’s Model Legislation: The 2nd Amendment Preservation Act.
Track the status of 2nd Amendment preservation legislation in states around the country HERE
ACTION ITEMS for Pennsylvania
Join the 2nd Amendment activists’ organizing group on facebook HERE
Contact your state legislator. Let him or her know of your concern for the 2nd Amendment and that you expect support of this legislation. Click here for contact information.