Anti-gun control petition sponsored by state rep

Discussion in 'Pennsylvania Glockers Club' started by LittleRedToyota, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. LittleRedToyota


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  2. Pat T

    Pat T

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    Thanks for the link LRT!

  3. paccw

    paccw Guest

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    Yeah just did that and contacted my state reps on House Bill 760.

    $10.00 per gun per year...please:upeyes:
  4. 9mmMike

    9mmMike The Fun-Police Millennium Member

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    C'mon PA people. Get busy!


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    I signed it after being sent the link from PAFOA.

    Just checking in to make sure someone posted it here...

    Thanks LittleRedToyota !
  6. billwade


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    I signed it and sent an email to my Rep.
  7. plow78


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    we all need to sign this.
  8. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

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  9. Nicky D

    Nicky D CLM

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  10. Cop Pop

    Cop Pop

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    Contact your State representatives and let them know your concerns about this attack on our 2nd Amendment rights. I had a long talk with my State representative yesterday and got his commitment to oppose this legislation. Unless we let the legislators know that we will vote them out of office unless they kill these oppressive and unnecessary gun control bills, we're going to be screwed, big time.
  11. paccw

    paccw Guest

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    If your a NRA member your e mail will walk you through the state reps you need to contact. It even includes an easy to fill out form.

    If you NOT an NRA member what are you waiting for ?
  12. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

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    I signed the petition when I saw it posted on
  13. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

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    Also, for those interested, PAFOA has the full bill (HB760) on its site. I have signed the petition as well as my wife.We have also sent out emails to all that will listen. I will be dropping off a hard copy of it to a couple of the local gun stores with the bill attached. If no one has read the bill here it is...

    No. 760 Session of 2007

    CURRY, MARCH 19, 2007


    AN ACT

    1 Relating to firearm registration; providing for duties of the
    2 Pennsylvania State Police; and imposing penalties.

    3 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    4 hereby enacts as follows:
    5 Section 1. Short title.
    6 This act shall be known and may be cited as the Firearm
    7 Registration Act.
    8 Section 2. Definitions.
    9 The following words and phrases when used in this act shall
    10 have the meanings given to them in this section unless the
    11 context clearly indicates otherwise:
    12 "Antique firearm." Includes:
    13 (1) Any firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock,
    14 flintlock, percussion cap or similar type of ignition system,
    15 manufactured in or before 1898.
    16 (2) Any replica of any firearm described in paragraph
    17 (1) if the replica:

    1 (i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire
    2 or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition; or
    3 (ii) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire
    4 ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the United
    5 States and that is not readily available in the ordinary
    6 channels of commercial trade.
    7 (3) Any firearm, other than a machine gun, which,
    8 although designed as a weapon, the Pennsylvania State Police
    9 finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, design
    10 and other characteristics is primarily a collector's item and
    11 is not likely to be used as a weapon.
    12 "Firearm." A weapon which will or is designed or restored to
    13 expel a projectile or projectiles by the action of any
    14 explosive, the frame or receiver of any such device or any
    15 firearm muffler or silencer. The term shall not include:
    16 (1) Antique firearms.
    17 (2) Any device used exclusively for line-throwing,
    18 signaling or safety and required or recommended by the United
    19 States Coast Guard or Interstate Commerce Commission.
    20 (3) Any device used exclusively for firing explosives,
    21 rivets, stud cartridges or any similar industrial ammunition
    22 incapable of use as a weapon.
    23 Section 3. Registration.
    24 (a) General rule.--All firearms in this Commonwealth shall
    25 be registered in accordance with this section. It shall be the
    26 duty of a person owning or possessing any firearm to cause the
    27 firearm to be registered. No person within this Commonwealth may
    28 possess, harbor, have under the person's control, transfer,
    29 offer for sale, sell, give, deliver or accept any firearm unless
    30 the person is the holder of a valid registration certificate for
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    1 the firearm. No person within this Commonwealth may possess,
    2 harbor, have under the person's control, transfer, offer for
    3 sale, sell, deliver or accept any firearm which is
    4 unregisterable under this act.
    5 (b) Nonapplicability.--This section shall not apply to:
    6 (1) Firearms owned or under the direct control or
    7 custody of any Federal, State or local governmental authority
    8 maintained in the course of its official duties.
    9 (2) Duty-related firearms owned and possessed by law
    10 enforcement officers who are not residents of this
    11 Commonwealth.
    12 (3) Duty-related firearms owned and possessed by
    13 corrections officers who are not residents of this
    14 Commonwealth.
    15 (4) Firearms owned, manufactured or processed by
    16 licensed manufacturers of firearms, bulk transporters or
    17 licensed sellers of firearms at wholesale or retail, provided
    18 that such persons have all licenses required by law.
    19 (5) Any nonresident of this Commonwealth participating
    20 in any lawful recreational firearm-related activity in this
    21 Commonwealth, or on the way to or from the firearm-related
    22 activity in another jurisdiction, provided that the
    23 possession or control of the firearm is lawful in the
    24 jurisdiction in which the individual resides and that the
    25 weapon is either:
    26 (i) Broken down in a nonfunctioning state.
    27 (ii) Unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm-
    28 carrying box, shipping box or other container.
    29 (6) Private security personnel who possess or control
    30 any firearm or ammunition within this Commonwealth. Firearms
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    1 under this paragraph shall be owned and maintained by the
    2 security firm employing the security personnel and shall be
    3 registered by the security firm in accordance with this
    4 section.
    5 Section 4. Insurance.
    6 (a) General rule.--No registration certificate shall be
    7 issued to any person unless the person:
    8 (1) Has not been convicted of a crime of violence.
    9 (2) Has not been convicted within the five years prior
    10 to the application of any violation of any law relating to
    11 the use, possession or sale of any narcotic or dangerous
    12 drug.
    13 (3) Is not otherwise ineligible to possess a firearm
    14 under any Federal or State law.
    15 (b) Application.--Every person who is required to register a
    16 firearm under this act shall obtain an application for
    17 registration of the firearm from the Pennsylvania State Police.
    18 The application shall be in writing and sworn under oath and
    19 shall require the following information:
    20 (1) The name, home and business address, telephone
    21 number, date of birth and Social Security number of the
    22 applicant.
    23 (2) The age, sex and citizenship of the applicant.
    24 (3) The name of the manufacturer, the caliber or gauge,
    25 the model, type and serial number of each firearm to be
    26 registered.
    27 (4) Two photographs taken within 30 days immediately
    28 prior to the date of filing the application equivalent to
    29 passport size showing the full face, head and shoulders of
    30 the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner.
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    1 (5) Additional information as the Pennsylvania State
    2 Police may deem necessary to process the application.
    3 (c) Fingerprinting.--The applicant or registrant shall
    4 submit to fingerprinting by the Pennsylvania State Police in
    5 accordance with procedures and regulations prescribed by the
    6 Pennsylvania State Police.
    7 (d) Records.--The Pennsylvania State Police shall cause to
    8 be kept an accurate record of each application received and
    9 acted upon together with all other information and data
    10 pertaining to the application on all applications for owner's
    11 registration certificates issued or denied under this act.
    12 Applications for owner's registration certificates shall be
    13 numbered in consecutive numbers as filed, and each certificate
    14 issued shall be identified with the duplicate number of the
    15 application upon which it was issued and shall expire
    16 automatically one year from the date of issuance.
    17 (e) Background check.--The Pennsylvania State Police shall
    18 conduct a criminal background check on the applicant to ensure
    19 compliance with this section. No application may be approved
    20 until and unless a criminal background check is completed.
    21 (f) Procedure.--Within 30 days of receipt of an application,
    22 the Pennsylvania State Police, after consideration of the
    23 application for an owner's registration certificate and all
    24 information obtained relative to the application, shall either
    25 approve or deny the application and notify the applicant in
    26 writing of the determination.
    27 (g) Approval.--In the event the application is approved, the
    28 Pennsylvania State Police shall issue to the applicant an
    29 owner's registration certificate which shall contain the
    30 applicant's name, residence, date of birth, photograph and other
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    1 personal information as may be required by the Pennsylvania
    2 State Police. The owner's registration certificate shall not be
    3 transferable and shall be carried simultaneously with the
    4 firearm and shall be exhibited to any police officer upon demand
    5 for inspection. Registration shall not make lawful the carrying
    6 or possessing of a firearm if prohibited by law.
    7 (h) Denial.--In the event the application is denied, the
    8 Pennsylvania State Police shall inform the applicant in writing
    9 of the denial. Any applicant who believes that the applicant's
    10 application is wrongfully denied may, within ten days after
    11 receiving notice of the denial, file a written appeal of the
    12 denial in accordance with 2 Pa.C.S. (relating to administrative
    13 law and procedure). Within three days after notification of a
    14 decision unfavorable to the applicant and all time for appeal
    15 having expired, the applicant shall surrender to the
    16 Pennsylvania State Police the firearm for which the applicant
    17 was denied registration.
    18 (i) Renewal.--Each registrant must renew registration
    19 annually. Applications for renewal shall be made by a registrant
    20 60 days prior to the expiration of the current registration
    21 certificate.
    22 Section 5. Additional duties of registrant.
    23 Each person holding a registration certificate shall:
    24 (1) Notify the Pennsylvania State Police of:
    25 (i) The loss, theft or destruction of the
    26 registration certificate or of a registered firearm
    27 within 48 hours of the discovery of the loss, theft or
    28 destruction.
    29 (ii) A change in any of the information appearing on
    30 the registration certificate within 48 hours.
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    1 (iii) The sale, transfer or other disposition of the
    2 firearm not less than 48 hours prior to delivery.
    3 (2) Return to the Pennsylvania State Police the
    4 registrant's copy of the registration certificate for any
    5 firearm which is lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise
    6 disposed of within 48 hours.
    7 (3) Keep any firearm in the registrant's possession
    8 unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock, gun
    9 safe or similar device unless the firearm is in the
    10 registrant's immediate possession and control while at the
    11 registrant's place of residence or business or while being
    12 used for lawful recreational purposes within this
    13 Commonwealth. This paragraph shall not apply to law
    14 enforcement personnel or security personnel while in the
    15 course of their employment.
    16 Section 6. Application fee.
    17 A nonrefundable fee of $10 per firearm shall accompany each
    18 application for registration of a firearm and renewal of
    19 registration of a firearm.
    20 Section 7. Penalty.
    21 A person who violates this act commits a summary offense.
    22 Section 8. Regulations.
    23 The Pennsylvania State Police shall promulgate rules and
    24 regulations for the implementation of this act.
    25 Section 9. Acquisition or possession prohibited by law.
    26 Nothing in this act shall make lawful the acquisition or
    27 possession of firearms or firearm accessories which is otherwise
    28 prohibited by law.
    29 Section 10. Effective date.
    30 This act shall take effect in 180 days.
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    EDITED TO ADD: I sent an email to Samuel Rohrer (128th District Rep. Opposes this new law) Thanking him for his stance and opposition to this proposed bill.
  14. tat2guy

    tat2guy NRA Life Member Silver Member

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    signed and reposted elsewhere, where my friends can sign it, too.
  15. kawalerzysta


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    Signed it and contacted my representative. He said that he is not supporting it.
  16. Glock_23_PI

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    Go to Sam Rohrers website Print the petition and make many copies. I personally sent over 600 signitures in just one week to Sam.
  17. PAKrazee


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    I got an email from Sam Rohrer today about this bill, it seems that it is DEAD....... for now!!

    here is the website for Sam.

    If you haven't already sign up for updates you can on the site.

    the following is the email

    "Dear Friend,

    Thank you for your rapid response on House Bill 760. This historic response of more than 12,000 individuals who replied to my website petition is instrumental in bringing a halt to any consideration of this legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives before it ever gets started.

    The swiftness and volume of responses that came in to my office has gotten the attention of the national press, as I was interviewed by the Associated Press on this matter last week. I was also called upon to participate in an NRA Radio Program on this issue on Friday, April 20th.

    The provisions of House Bill 760 are, in my opinion, unconstitutional, impractical and simply outrageous. Without question, a requirement to register all firearms with the State Police, to submit to fingerprinting, to provide full home address and social security number or be guilty of a summary offense as House Bill 760 would require, is an example of the clear violation of the citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. For any member to sponsor, cosponsor or support legislation that clearly infringes upon constitutionally identified and guaranteed rights raises a serious question as to whether this action violates the oath that Members took to defend and protect the citizen’s rights as guaranteed in the Constitutions of the United States and of Pennsylvania.

    House Bill 760 would not only impose a violation of our constitutional rights through invasive government requirements, it would also tax our right to own firearms through a $10.00 tax to be levied every year on each firearm.

    On Wednesday, April 18, 2007, Representative Caltagirone, who is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. In reference to the House Bill 760 moving out of Judiciary Committee, Representative Caltagirone said, “It’s not going anywhere.” His decision has much to do with the responses from each and every one of you.

    However, we must remain vigilant. This issue, while addressed for the moment, is sure to be brought up again in other legislation. Although we may have won the immediate battle, the war continues. I may need to call upon you in the future should other such egregious legislation be introduced. I will make every attempt to keep you updated on other attacks on our Second Amendment rights that may come before the legislature.

    I want you to know that I will continue to work to protect your rights. Thank you for working with me on this front.

    Representative Sam Rohrer"
  18. Rylos1

    Rylos1 NRA Endowment CLM

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    I also received that e-mail. We need to keep a close watch in the future.