Fellow Pennsylvania Firearm Owner,
It's come time again for us to send out some alerts about what's going on
in our commonwealth and around the country that affects your rights.
The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee has scheduled statewide hearings on the
issue of Gun Violence throughout March and April of 2007.
Our hope is that we can get firearm owners to attend these events so that our voice
can be heard among the sea of voices calling for "reasonable gun control"
"Assault Weapon" Bans: PA House Bill 30
- It didn't stop crime at the federal level, why would it here?
Complete Firearm Registration: PA House Bill 760
- Registration leads to confiscation and PA law has outlawed government firearm
registries for years.
Firearm Ballistics Databases: PA House Bill 277
- They have failed to prevent or solve crime everywhere they've been tried.
Banning all firearms that are not electronically "personalized": PA House
- The only firearms this law would allow you to own don't even exist yet!
(Note: We will cover these bills in depth in an upcoming alert)
We also can't help but notice that all of these hearings are being held in the
big cities and not in any of the rural areas of the commonwealth and that they are
all scheduled during the workweek, during work hours. However we hope that as many
of you as possible will be able to attend the closest event and make it known that
you expect our legislators to abide by the Pennsylvania Constitution and Pennsylvania
In the case that you can't make it to these unfortunately located and scheduled
events we urge you to contact the Judiciary Committee with your thoughts:
Thomas R. Caltagirone (Chairman)
106 Irvis Office Bldg.
P.O. Box 202127
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2127
Ron Marsico (Minority Chairman)
218 Ryan Office Bldg.
P.O. Box 202105
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2105
Additionally always remember to contact your legislators regarding these issues.
If you do not know who your legislators are you can find out by visiting our Find
Your Legislators' page located at:
Once again, thank you for being interested and involved in these issues. United
We Stand, Divided We Fall.
[FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007 - 11:30 AM - Pubic meeting on Crime & Gun Violence]
1920 S. 20th St.
[TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence]
Booker T. Washington Center
1720 Holland Street
[WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2007 - 9:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence
1724 Forbes Avenue
[THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007 - 9:30 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence]
815 Washington St.
[THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007 - 2:00 PM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence]
2600 West Nine St.
[FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence]
SW Senior Center
6916 Elmwood Ave.
[MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2007 - 9:30 AM - Public hearing on the impact of gun violence
Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
[FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence]
Colorado Comm Center
2243-57 N. 20th St.
[FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence]
Broad & Market St.