PA Bill Number: HB2977
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.
Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. ...
Last Action Date: Nov 24, 2020
U.S. Senator Rand Paul Pro-Gun Amendment Scuttled by Patriot Act Extension and NRA Backstabbing at Last Minute :: 05/27/2011
The Paul amendment that caused the most angst, which would impose strict judicial oversight on access to gun ownership records, will get a vote, but the threshold for passage is high. Supporters need 60 votes, but they are not likely to find anywhere near that many.
Defeat is a near certainty. Sen. Saxby Chambliss , R-Ga., top Republican on the Intelligence Committee, who said probably "no one owns as many guns as I do," announced his opposition to the Paul amendment saying it would risk scuttling terrorism investigations. As well, Chambliss read from a letter he said was authored by the National Rifle Association taking no position on the Rand Paul amendment.