Gun Supporters Rally in State Capitol|abc27 News (Note: They actually got me on film walking around behind Alan Keyes being interviewed There were so many cameras there I didn't know which was doing what. I'm the guy with the black sweater and white collar with a name tag on.)
So myself and a few other members from the PA firearms owners association went to this rally in Harrisburg today. I got to meet Alan Keyes who was a guest speaker today and various state reps and senators. After the speeches from various people we walked around the capital with to meet with various reps and senators. One representative from Philly got rather snippy and pretty nasty with a group of gun supporters going around to meet with various reps. She needs to remember she works for us, not the other way around.
We had lunch and then made our way around again. I got to meet with my state rep, and had a good chat with him for about 20 minutes about various gun laws in the state and he told me about the possibility of the Castle Doctrine being a reality in PA
Afterwards we headed over to the House of Representatives and watched them vote on various bills... stupid stuff like making May national foster child month... after all the fluff they got down to business and began discussing H.B. 1845. After a few Dems gave their boo hoo me speeches it was voted on and passed
The bill includes:
- Felony charges to anyone carrying a gun with an altered serial number. Upgraded from a misdemeanor. The Dems had to swallow this one hard
- Allowing CC in PA state parks.
- The "Katrina Act". Guns cannot be confiscated illegally in a state of emergency.
- Expedition of CCL's for persons who have a restraining/protection order from someone who has threatened his or her life.
It's off to the Senate and on to the Governor. We think it'll pass because of the simple fact that this bill does have an anti-gun amendment attached to it... the Dems don't want that on their record. It was overwhelmingly voted on. There were 0 Ney votes.
Here is a photo of the few of us that attended today. I'm in the black sweater 3rd from the left. The infamous Greg Rotz (the guy who had his CCL revoked for OCing in a polling place) is on the end in the blue.