Is firearms registration coming to Pennsylvania?
According to a report from John Crump at Ammoland.com, Pennsylvania Democrats have introduced HB 768, the Firearms Registration Act. The Democrats introducing this bill are Mary Louise Isaacson, Angel Cruz, and Mary Jo Daley.
The bill was recently referred to the Judiciary Committee.
Under the Firearms Registration Act, gun owners would be forced to register their firearms with the Pennsylvania State Police. Then, they would have to provide law enforcement the make, model, and serial numbers of all their firearms.
On top of that, applicants must also submit an application with fingerprints, two photos that are no older than 30 days, and be subject to a background check for each firearm that they own.
And this is only the tip of the iceberg. Gun owners must also hand over to the Pennsylvania State Police their home and work addresses, telephone number, social security number, date of birth, age, sex, and citizenship. To put this in perspective, these requirements are stiffer than the requirements needed for voting.
In the case that the State Police rejects a person’s application, they will then have ten days to appeal this decision. In the meantime, gun owners must hand over their firearms to the State Police within three days of receiving the rejection notification. If an individual fails to appeal the decision within the allotted ten-day timeframe, they are then stripped of their gun rights.
There is reason to believe that the enforcement of this law will be difficult for the Pennsylvania State Government to carry out. Other states like Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York have made registration and ban attempts with mixed results.
Nevertheless, anti-gun forces are relentless. Since Las Vegas and Parkland, gun controllers have worked frenetically at the state level to advance gun control. Legislation like the Firearms Registration Act function as trial balloons to gauge the public’s reaction to radical forms of gun control.
Win or lose, the anti-gun Left uses these schemes to acclimate the populace into casually discussing extreme gun control, and eventually trying to make these discussions a political reality.
For this reason, gun owners must always remain on guard and be ready to derail these schemes at a moment’s notice.
White Pill: Montana House Moves Constitutional Carry Bill Forward
Constitutional Carry is one ray of hope for the Right.
On January 20, 2021, the Montana House of Representatives passed Constitutional Carry legislation, HB102.
Weingarten provided some context to the significance of this bill’s progress:
The bill is the accumulation of a decade and a half of struggle against Democrat Governors, who have repeatedly vetoed reform legislation passed with large majorities in the legislature. Numerous sections in the bill show the Montana legislature has learned the lesson from other states as they restore the right to keep and bear arms.
Montana’s Senate is made up of 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats and Governor Greg Gianforte is a Republican, so the passage of this bill augurs well. If passed, HB102 would make Montana the 17th Constitutional Carry state.
Montana is already a very gun-friendly state, and represents a low-hanging fruit for Second Amendment activists to tap into.
Constitutional Carry has been one of the most successful movements on the Right over the past twenty years. It’s easy to complain about the corrupt status quo, but there are still plenty of ways right-wingers can score victories. Constitutional Carry is one of them.
It would behoove the Right to analyze existing trends and build off movements that are already producing results. There’s no need to embark on quixotic campaigns that end up being total fools’ errands. Find what’s already working and run with it.
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