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PA residents, contact your representatives!

Discussion in 'Activism' started by Ranger Roberts, Aug 18, 2016.

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  1. Ranger Roberts
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    This is the first time I am hearing about PA HB 2280.
    In a nutshell it says that you will need a firearms eligibility license in order to purchase, possess, control or even USE a firearm! You will have to do 16 hours of training in order to receive this license and jump though a few other hoops. Here is a PDF to HB 2280:


    Forgive my ignorance on the subject but I don't know what happens next when it comes to a House Bill. What is the next step as far as this bill is concerned? Where do I begin to try to fight this? I've contacted my State Rep but what else can I do? Is there anyway to gauge its chance of moving forward?
     

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    Here's a link I found that you can follow the progress.
    https://legiscan.com/PA/bill/HB2280/2015

    I don't understand any mumbo jumbo in these sort of things.
    I see to date there are 5 named representatives who have brought it forward.
    Representative Tonyelle Cook-Artis [D] Primary Sponsored Bills HD-200
    Representative Leslie Acosta [D] Cosponsor Sponsored Bills HD-197
    Representative Stephen Kinsey [D] Cosponsor Sponsored Bills HD-201
    Representative Donna Bullock [R] Cosponsor Sponsored Bills HD-195
    Representative Mary Daley [D] Cosponsor Sponsored Bills HD-148

    All from the City of Philadelphia area. We'll have to see how many others join in and how that affects the state representatives as a whole.
    There are 203 representatives.
    I am not surprised to read the post. There are 118 GOP PA representatives
     
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  3. Ranger Roberts
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    Awesome link, thanks sigsmoker!
     
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    Traditionally, the Judiciary Committee is where such bills go do die their typical, horrible death. Keeping an eye on the composition of that committee is one of the key details.
     
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    Also, a House bill has to have an equivalent in the Senate or it goes nowhere.

    Check if the sponsors are up for election soon to see if they're just making fodder for their constituents.
     
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    According to the link, Rep Donna Bullock is not an [R], she is a [D].

    Of the 5 bill sponsors, 3 don't even have any opposition on the ballot for the November election.

    PA, I've read, has the 2nd highest per capita NRA membership and 2nd highest per capita CCW, both after Texas (correct me if I am wrong).

    The movie, "The Deer Hunter" was set in PA. I can't see "Mike" Vronsky (Robert De Niro) jumping through all those hoops to go hunting.

    (Google "Pennsyltucky".)
     
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    Both the PA House and the Senate are firmly in Republican control, this bill will go no where.
     
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    Oh look all but 1 is from Philadelphia... this is sad but politically Philadelphia is PA's North Korea, it's so radically different than the rest of pa that nothing that happens there does anything. You have to remember that PA is one of the few north eastern states that maintains a gun culture, this is due to the fact that we have several gun companies in PA, the fact that everyone's backyard is forest (except philly and the Pitt) and years of corporatism has allowed the Green Party to parasite the democrats.
     
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    #7 sums it up so we'll close this one.
     
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