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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pennsylvania Pre-emption Measure Moves Forward

A Pennsylvania state Senate committee has approved legislation that would strengthen the state’s firearm pre-emption law to help ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.

Senate Bill 1330 passed the Senate Local Government Committee by an 8-3 vote, and will now go to the Senate floor for consideration by the full chamber. Last week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down ACT 192—Firearm Pre-emption Legislation—for violation of the “single subject rule” for legislative process. In response, Republican state Sen. Richard Alloway quickly reintroduced legislation, SB 1330, to replace the intent of the original measure. 

State firearm pre-emption was enacted by the state legislature to avoid the possibility of 2,639 separate firearm laws across the Commonwealth. However, over recent years, numerous local governments have enacted gun-control ordinances in violation of the current state firearm pre-emption law.

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Pennsylvania gun owners are encouraged to act today and contact their state senator in support of SB 1330. To contact your state senator, click here.