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Monday, November 2, 2015

Pennsylvania Gun Licensing Scheme Proposed

Democrat Pennsylvania State Sen. Art Haywood has proposed a law (SB 1029) requiring Pennsylvanians to obtain a license to own any handgun, in a “permit to purchase” scheme similar to those that have kept lawful citizens disarmed and defenseless against murder in New Jersey, New York and Illinois.

Licenses require 16 hours’ training, cost $50 in addition to training costs, take up to 45 days for approval and require renewal ($30) every five years. “No statement in the Second Amendment is related to individual self-defense,” Haywood said, channeling Hillary Clinton. Instead, Haywood says the constitutional right to own a gun was intended to defend slavery and forced segregation.

Use Your Power!

Contact your state senator and assembly member and urge them to oppose SB 1029 and its prior-restraint restrictions on your right to keep and bear arms. You can locate your lawmakers here.

Chicago CCL Holder Shoots Armed Robber

While the city’s stringent gun laws do their utmost to keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens, some Chicago residents do legally carry concealed firearms these days. Such an armed citizen shut down an armed robbery in progress in a corner store on Saturday night. 

The Chicago Tribune reports that a man walked up to the counter and showed a handgun to the employee at the register, announcing his intention to rob the establishment. He then pointed his firearm at a female employee who was walking up from the back of the store and ushered her back to the area she had come from. Likely fearing for the employee’s life, a customer drew his concealed fun and fired, killing the suspect.

Police confirmed that the armed citizen had the proper credentials to carry a concealed firearm inside the city.


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