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Thomas Not Happy About Defeat in PA House

Representative Thomas was the sponsor of three of the bills, the gun control bills, that were defeated in committee this week in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is not too pleased with the result, which naturally pleases me:

“There is no reason why anyone should bring a weapon with a 30-round clip into a residential neighborhood,” Thomas said.

Thomas said that, after much debate, his bills were not approved by a committee majority.

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Thomas said he particularly thinks he will garner support for H.B. 1044 considering that the courts have already upheld the constitutionality of 37 local gun ordinances.

“Right now, municipalities’ hands are tied by the PA Uniform Firearms Law. I think it’s just a matter of time until my bill becomes law,” Thomas said.

Funny, I have several dozen 30 round “clips” in a residential neighborhood and they haven’t managed to jump out of the safe and kill anyone yet. I have to admire his optimism in the face of a stunning defeat — the votes in all three cases were very lopsided — but we will continue to oppose his agenda. I’m sorry, but you’re not going to make me a criminal because I happen to go through the wrong town on the way to a shooting match. Especially not when the state police commissioner, a guy who is thoroughly anti-gun, and a crony of Ed Rendell, is the one making that call.

7 Responses to “Thomas Not Happy About Defeat in PA House”

  1. Colin says:

    What a pompous, self-righteous a$$. I’m glad his little pet bills got shot down by such overwhelming margins!

  2. Mokie says:

    Thomas continues to lie: courts have not upheld the municipalities and their unconstitutional laws, rather they dismissed the suits for lack of standing.
    IMO, the plaintiffs and their attorney were not as careful as (say) Gura in choosing proper plaintiffs.
    If someone is ever arrested (snowflake in hell day?), this will all become moot since that defendant will have standing.

  3. ctdonath says:

    “There is no reason why anyone should bring a weapon with a 30-round clip into a residential neighborhood,” Thomas said.

    When driving out home invaders, the last thing I want to deal with is running out of ammo because some twit I don’t know couldn’t think of a reason why a 30-round clip might be useful in one’s residence.

  4. Dannytheman says:

    It was nice of him to thank that short list and ID our enemy in the fight for gun rights.

    I read all the time how those 30 round “clips” cause all kinds of bedlam? The verbal jousting of the gregariously ignorant.

  5. Renegadephoenix says:

    i have the full audio saved on my digital recorder from the Judiciary Meeting when these bills were voted on along with HB 40. i uploaded them here for anyone who wants to listen.

    http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/5/28/2872985/House%20Bill%2040%20Audio.wma

  6. Renegadephoenix says:

    Myself and 13 other Gun Rights Activists, (Mostly FOAC Members including myself) attended the meeting, and also Rep. Lentz’s Press Conference on HB 2536

  7. Ronnie says:

    “Funny, I have several dozen 30 round “clips” in a residential neighborhood and they haven’t managed to jump out of the safe and kill anyone yet.”

    You ought to see what my Hungarian 40-round AK magazines and Bulgarian 75-round AK drums will do then. They just sit there and continually do absolutely nothing no matter where I leave them – on my work bench, my kitchen table, in the back of my truck, you name it. The same goes for all of my other guns and their respective magazines. I know, I know, it just boggles the mind, right?

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