PA Bill Number: HB596
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for ...
Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms and for ...
Last Action Date: Mar 21, 2023
A CALL TO ACTION CONTACT GOV. WOLF AND URGE HIM TO SIGN HB979 INTO LAW :: 01/26/2022
A CALL TO ACTION, PA HB979 Strengthening Preemption PASSES the Senate.
CONTACT GOVERNOR WOLF AND URGE HIM TO SIGN HB979 INTO LAW!
Last night, the Pennsylvania Senate passed HB979 (32 YEAS 17 NAYS). This legislation was first introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Dowling. We would like to thank all of the Representatives and Senators that have upheld the Constitution and recognized that Elected Officials should be held accountable if they violate Article 1 Section 21 of the PA Constitution and Title 18 Section 6120. We also would like to congratulate all the dedicated FOAC Members, gun owners, and concerned Citizens that contacted their Reps and Senators urging them to support this legislation. Although we view this as a victory, our work is not done.
We need everyone to Contact the Governor’s office and urge him to sign this legislation into law when it hits his desk. One important point to make, when communicating with Gov. Wolf, is that HB979 was not passed simply on “party” lines.
Democrats and Independents support this legislation!
Democratic Senators, Lisa Bascola, James Brewster, and Marty Flynn voted YEA for HB979. So did Independent Senator John Yudichak. As a matter of fact, Democratic Senator James Brewster joined others and stood up on the floor of the Senate and spoke out in support of this legislation.
Democratic Representatives, Frank Burns, Scott Conklin, Anthony DeLuca, Patrick Harkins, Anita Kulik, Mark Longietti, Brandon Markosek, Robert Matzie, Robert Merski, Gerald Mullery, Christopher Sainato, and Pam Snyder all voted YEA for HB979.
See the votes for yourself.
Senate Roll Call HB979 (32/17)
House Roll Call HB979 (124/79)
Contact Governor Wolf TODAY! Email, Call, and fax if you can. Even throw a letter in the mail!
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
Contact him via phone: 717-787-2500
Contact him via fax: 717-772-8284
Send him a letter with a stamp on it: 508 Main Capitol Bldg. Harrisburg, PA 17120
Contact him via his website contact form
Liberty should not be exclusive to any one party!
We are grateful that our Republican Representatives and Senators stood strong for Liberty in supporting this legislation; ALL Republicans EXCEPT Representative Todd Stephens. Rep. Stephens voted against HB979 AND in December of 2021, he voted against Constitutional Carry. It would seem that Rep. Todd Stephens likely believes that Government should CONTROL who can protect themselves, and that local elected officials should be able to operate above the law and not be held accountable if they violate the Rights and Liberties of Pennsylvanians.
Unlike Rep. Stephens, I know that YOU agree with those that voted YEA for HB979 and value Liberty! If you believe that if an elected official should be held accountable if they violates the Citizens Right to defend themselves and those that they love, then contact the Governor TODAY and urge him to sign HB979 Strengthening Preemption.
Yours In Liberty!
2nd VP FOAC-ILLEA