Please Contact Your State Legislators Today!
This month, all gun owners in Pennsylvania need to stand-up and be
heard. Anti-gun legislators, led by Representative Dwight Evans
(D-Philadelphia), are pushing new gun control measures in Harrisburg.
Pointing to data from a recent Pennsylvania Democratic Party funded poll
that indicates suburban residents are concerned about gun violence,
Evans stated that "legislators should move beyond boundary lines and
party labels to take action on gun control."
Gun-control legislation has been dead on arrival in Harrisburg for more
than a decade because the balance of the General Assembly supports the
rights of gun owners. However, if Representative Evans and his
supporters are successful this could change overnight.
However with your help, we can again stop this from happening!
Pennsylvania gun owners have two important dates to remember:
September 25th - Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Senate Judiciary
Committee Chairman Stewart Greenleaf (R-12) schedules final hearing in
Harrisburg - On Monday, September 25, the Senate Judiciary Committee
will be holding a final hearing to receive testimony relating to urban
violence. The hearing will be held 10:00 A.M. in Room 8E-B of the East
Over the past several months, the committee has heard testimony from
public officials and anti-gun zealots insisting on new gun control
legislation to combat urban crime. This will be the final opportunity
for NRA members to voice their concerns regarding the lack of
enforcement and prosecution of federal and state firearm laws which has
fueled violent crime over the past year. If you're planning on testifying
or need additional information, contact Gregg Warner of Sen. Greenleaf's
office, (717) 787-6599 or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 26th - Committee of the Whole Meeting
On Tuesday, September 26, the House of Representatives will convene as a
"Committee of the Whole" to focus on crime and violence in Pennsylvania.
The Committee of the Whole is a rarely used legislative mechanism
designed to allow for a more informal, free-flowing public debate of a
particularly critical issue facing the Commonwealth.
Topics expected to be addressed include: "One-Gun-a-Month" legislation,
elimination of statewide preemption, semi-automatic firearm bans as well
as other anti-gun legislation which infringe on your rights as
law-abiding gun owners.
The time is NOW!
NRA members across Pennsylvania must call or write their State
Legislators and send the message that stiff punishment of criminals who
commit crimes with guns is the key to stopping crimes committed with
You can contact your State Representative at (717) 787-2016 and State
Senator at (717) 787-5920.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY AND ASK THEM TO PROTECT
YOUR RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS!
To find further contact information please use the "Write Your
Representative" feature found at www.NRAILA.org