PA Bill Number: HB717
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for possession of firearm by minor.
Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for possession of firearm by minor. ...
Last Action Date: Feb 27, 2021
HB 921 would replace the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) with the National Instant Check System (NICS) saving over $6 million annually for the Commonwealth and millions in fees for citizens as well as unburdening the legitimate firearms retailers from unnecessary complications in the firearms purchase process.
Important Points: Are YOU aware that:
* PICS duplicates NICS services adding unnecessary layers of technological complication to the firearms purchase process.
* PICS has cost Pennsylvania at least $100 million since 1998
* NICS can be used at NO cost to gun owners.
* State police use PICS to maintain an illegal database of gun owners.
* How many crimes have the state police solved by the staggering amount of money spent?
* Recently, two-thirds of PICS funding was cut from the General Fund yet the system still operates - where is the fat in the Pennsylvania State Police budget?
* The Pennsylvania State Police have only recently (2013) complied with long-standing Federal regulations to share mental health records with NICS to prevent persons diagnosed with disabling (with respect to acquiring firearms) mental health problems from going to another state to buy firearms.
Pennsylvania pays extra for the instant check. A job that most states let NICS do for FREE.
The Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) from 1998 to 2011 has cost the tax payers in excess of estimated $100,000,000.00 dollars (yes, that IS 'millions') to administer to date for background checks for all firearm purchases. The federal NICS would do the same job at no additional cost to taxpayers. It also costs on average $7 million a year for administration and cost to keep the PICS (PA Instant Check System) including the, arguably, illegal Record of Sale database system.
**As a reminder, here are a few quick points regarding the PSP failing to comply with law:
1. Reclassifying AR-15 rifles as pistols
2. Illegally requiring Social Security Numbers in violation of federal law (Stollenwerk v. PA. PSP lost this court case then ignored Federal Court Judge Sanchez€™ decision)
3. Putting firearms purchasers on a delayed status and then automatically denying the firearms transaction.
4. Denials are made without any foundation in records or law
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for firearm sales surcharge, for the Firearm Records Check Fund, for licensing of dealers, for administrative regulations and for the Firearms Background Check Advisory Committee.
Description: An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions, for licenses, for sale or transfer of firearms, for Pennsylvania State Police, for firearm sales surcharge, for the Firearm Records Check Fund, for licensing of dealers, for administrative regulations and for the Firearms Background Check Advisory Committee.
Session: 2013-2014 Regular Session
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: March 11, 2013
Note: the first sponsor listed is normally the primary sponsor. If a sponsor's name is a hyperlink you can click on it to 'follow the money'.
62 sponsors: Krieger, Tim; Smith, Samuel H.; Turzai, Mike; Metcalfe, Daryl D.; Saccone, Rick; Bloom, Stephen; Millard, David R.; Lucas, Gregory S.; Kauffman, Rob W.; Dunbar, George; Reese, Mike; Tallman, Will; Neuman, Brandon P.; Kortz, II, William C.; Mustio, T. Mark; Stevenson, Richard R.; Roae, Brad; Barrar, Stephen; Grove, Seth M.; Metzgar, Carl Walker; Rock, Todd; Gibbons, Jaret; Gabler, Matt; Gingrich, Mauree; Stern, Jerry; Harris, C. Adam; Causer, Martin T.; James, Harold; Sankey, Tommy; Marshall, Jim; Snyder, Pam; Aument, Ryan P.; Everett, Garth D.; Pyle, Jeffrey P.; Keller, Fred; Miller, Ron; Greiner, Keith J.; Cutler, Bryan; Watson, Katharine M.; Quinn, Marguerite; Maloney, David M., Sr.; Readshaw, Harry; Toohil, Tarah; Maher, John; Swanger, RoseMarie; Moul, Dan; White, Jesse; Ellis, Brian L.; Cox, Jim; Helm, Susan C.; Petrarca, Joseph A.; Farry, Frank A.; Christiana, Jim; Sainato, Chris; Goodman, Neal; Kotik, Nick; Hickernell, David S.; Brooks, Michele; Sonney, Curtis G.; Fleck, Mike; Burns, Frank; English, Harold A.
|House||Mar 11, 2013||Referred to JUDICIARY|
|Introduced||not available||state bill text||bill text|
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