I love the age of social media when lawmakers who support our civil liberties can give us a little insight into what kinds of bills we can expect from our opposition:
Just got Dem Rep’s memo that he’s introducing bill to require all guns in PA be registered with State Police. Nope, not gonna fly.
— Rep. Stephen Bloom (@RepBloom) July 27, 2012
Thanks to Rep. Bloom for standing up for our rights!
I realize that it seems like a no-brainer that a gun registration bill wouldn’t stand a chance in Pennsylvania, but I find it is helpful to see what our opponents want to push. This is their way of testing the waters, and they will try to strike if they manage to find more support for such bills in the future.
I also suggest that anyone with an “on the fence” state representative – someone with maybe a B, C, or D rating – should shoot an email to their lawmaker telling them that they hope he/she refuses to sign on to this bill. Since it’s a memo sent in advance of the bill, it will speak volumes to them that you pay that much attention to the issue. Politicians notice when we watch…