Details on PA's Committee of the Whole...


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geekWithA.45
September 28, 2006, 01:50 PM
A coalition of small PA sports men's clubs appear to have been instrumental in preventing any gun control headway from being made.

They also have been forwarding a lengthy email chain that gives us the most detail I've seen on the proceedings.

Details are too lengthy to repost here, you can read them on my blog, if you're interested.

http://geekwitha45.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_geekwitha45_archive.html#115946510881386985



(Apologies for this unusual manner of crosspost. And no, I'm not trawling for hits. I get plenty, thank you very much.)

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thpa
September 28, 2006, 04:10 PM
Excellent information. Thanks geek.

James T Thomas
September 28, 2006, 04:36 PM
Two implications about the legislative process appear poignant.

One is that a coalition of sportsmen's clubs were effective; not the NRA.
These were PA citizens, whereas I believe the NRA is more effective in the federal politic.

The other implication is that legislation for the people is again being usurped by a committee, rather than direct vote; the power in the hands of the people.

As the legislature now goes through it's representative process by computer submitted and tallied vote, there is no reason what so ever for the bills on the floor to be diverted to a committee. They often end up "tabled," or similar fates, which thwarts the citizens of Pennsylvania. Republic government
or death!

It was by means of committees that the curse of gambling had been brought into our Commonwealth.

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