Today, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 2060, over voluminous objections, including the unconstitutionality of many provisions, due to numerous misstatements about the applicability of this Bill. Although the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s website has not been updated at the time of writing this article, you will be able to find the Representatives that voted in favor of HB 2060 in the near future, here.
You can find my prior testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on the issue with HB 2060 here (see pgs 76-78) and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC)‘s review, which I co-drafted, of all the issues with HB 2060 here.
A viewer previously sent this communication to his Representatives:
As a law abiding firearms owner, and nearly a life-long resident of the Commonwealth, I urge you all – in the most respectful yet strongest terms – to oppose the following bills in your respective chambers: HB 2060, HB 2109, HB 2227, and SB 1141.
Every one of these proposed bills upends thousands of years of “due process” tradition and Natural Rights; not to mention being in direct conflict with Article 1, Section 21 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of PA, and the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, both of which you all once swore an oath to uphold.
These bills all represent a “solution in search of a problem” merely to placate a vocal minority whose members have been the primary perpetrators of nearly every mass shooting event – excepting terrorist actors – for the past 60 years.
Although it may be politically expeditious to promote this type of legislation, the long-term damage done is not worth the short-term benefit that may make ignorant people feel better, but in reality, only endangers those already law-abiding and seeking merely to be left alone with the ability to protect and preserve their own lives and those of their loved ones.
A famous Pennsylvanian once said: “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” …Benjamin Franklin
I agree with his timeless words of warning, and pray for the sake of all current Pennsylvanians – and my children and grandchildren who live here too – that you do the same.
The bill will now be sent to the Senate and it is IMPERATIVE, if you cannot meet in person with your Senator, that you FAX at least your PA Senator, if not every Senator, and demand that they vote NO in relation to HB 2060. We understand that it takes more time and money to fax your representatives; however, it will ensure that your representative receives your communication and understands the importance to you of his/her vote on this matter. While there are numerous free-fax options, here is one to consider.
Please remember these House and Senate Members in the upcoming November election and, if you feel so inclined, in advance of the election, please take time to send them a correspondence informing them that due to their vote in favor of HB 2060, you will NOT be voting for them in November. Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC) has already informed all House Members that if they voted for HB 2060, FOAC would revoke its endorsement of them and intends to notify all Senators that if they vote in favor of HB 2060, their endorsement will likewise be revoked.