Anti-Gun PA Activists Demand Gun Control

Anti-gun folks gathered at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg to demand gun control, in what looks to be a Bloomberg branded event.

Those at the gun violence prevention rally – including representatives from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, CeaseFirePA, Mothers in Charge and others – are supporting three bills in particular:

  •  House Bill 1010: Introduced by Santarsiero in March, this bill would amend the state’s current background checks policy to include long guns like assault rifles and shotguns.
  •  House Bill 1479: Introduced by State Rep. Kevin Boyle, D-Philadelphia, on Monday, this bill would prohibit large capacity magazines.
  •  House Bill 1515: Introduced Wednesday by State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, this bill would require individuals report when their firearms are lost or stolen.

Boyle’s limit on high-capacity magazines bill, perhaps the boldest of the three measures, is about “protecting human life,” he said.

These are likely going to be the first bills we’re going to be facing if the power structure in the PA legislature switches from R to D. It doesn’t look like much of a crowd, to be honest, when you compare it to the crowd the pro-2A community turned out in April without our state being under any serious threat.

4 Responses to “Anti-Gun PA Activists Demand Gun Control”

  1. Sigivald says:

    Boyle’s limit on high-capacity magazines bill, perhaps the boldest of the three measures, is about “protecting human life,” he said.

    Therefore I am assuming that his bill prevents cops from having those magazines as well, since after all the majority of shootings involving such magazines are by police, as I understand it*.

    (* Criminals seem to disproportionately prefer tiny little .22 and .25 popguns with 6 or 7 round magazines, probably because they’re so cheap and concealable.)

  2. Asdf says:

    Kevin Boyle must have knocked on my door a dozen times before his election. He is a rat-faced little chubby weasel. His wife wasn’t bad looking, though.😇

    On the next election cycle I’m sure he’ll be back around to knock on my door. I’ll be sure to let him know that the middle-class, blue collar whites he depends on to be electible are overwhelmingly against magazine bans, and that black voters will NEVER support him anyway. I don’t know what he thinks he’s going to gain from this.

  3. Crotalus says:

    Awww! I’n’t that kewt! They’re using the effin’ kids in their Danse Macabre again!

  4. Brian says:

    What part of Questioned did he not get?