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Pennsylvania Preemption & Pigeons

I like alliteration, and it seems that the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee might, too. Word has been spreading that the Committee might actually meet to move a pro-gun bill today. Of course, it comes with a word of warning that they might try to move the pigeon shooting ban out, too.

The Senate GOP has been the blockade to pretty much everything in Pennsylvania the last few years. On the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, Stewart Greenleaf, has an ever worsening NRA grade as he constantly blocks pro-gun bills with opening doors to poison pill amendments. If you believe in free market wine, you can thank Chuck McIlhinney for blocking privatization.

I’ll be honest, even with an election year, I didn’t think that preemption had any chance to move at all in the Senate given how much they have gotten in the way of other reforms on our issue and others in the last couple of years. This is great news, and I’ll be calling my non-Judiciary Committee senator to let him know that if he wants my help this year, there better be a vote. I know my senator needs visible support from women based on the ads he’s running. I’m going to let him know that I’m happy to help, but only if there’s a vote and he votes for stronger preemption. Play the cards you’ve got – and helping a campaign is something everyone can do.

2 Responses to “Pennsylvania Preemption & Pigeons”

  1. Dave says:

    Called Scarnati and Leach (my senator, unfortunately).

  2. Joe_in_Pitt says:

    I thanked my Dem rep when he voted for HB1243 the second time around, he’s usually very pro-2A and doesn’t seem to want to buck that trend even with no opposition this Fall.

    I always felt kind of weird reaching out to members who were located nowhere near me to implore them to vote for/against something, but if HB1243 comes up for a senate vote I’ll definitely be contacting my senator to let him know I’ll be keeping an eye on him.

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