Your View: Open carry gun bill protects constitutional right

Your View: Open carry gun bill protects constitutional right

The Pennsylvania Senate is scheduled to consider and possibly pass HB 1747 today. The bill, if it becomes law, would strike down current state regulations forbidding anyone from openly carrying firearms in certain areas during a state of emergency. Our organization has always trusted in the intelligence and common sense of Pennsylvanians. Further, we have always focused on responsible public policy that protects the rights of citizens as well as holding the lawless in our society accountable. This is the reasoning behind HB 1747, yet CeaseFire PA would have you think otherwise as outlined in an op-ed that appeared Sept. 17 in The Morning Call (“Your View: How Pennsylvania gun bill would hurt leaders’ ability to defuse explosive situations.”) Once again, CeaseFire PA trotted out the playbook of the sky is falling as it did in 1988 with the concealed carry license changes and throughout the last three decades. The blood will flow in the streets, according to them, and yet it has never happened. Ever wonder why? Could it be that CeaseFire PA does not trust you enough to understand that we have laws in Pennsylvania that automatically criminalize citizens for conduct that is protected in the Constitution? Let’s review what current law does and how much at risk individual citizens are. Current law severely curtails a citizen’s right to self-defense and to exercise their Second Amendment/Article 1, Section 21 rights, under the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions. Under the governor’s issuance of his opioid proclamation(s), as well as […]

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