Gun Politics: The Dirty Secret in Harrisburg

I’ll let you in on a dirty little secret, FIRST.

When it comes to Constitutional Carry in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the buck stops with House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Bellefonte).

Benninghoff has supreme power in the House Republican Caucus when it comes to what bills do or do not get voted on by the full House and so far, he has used his authority to block, stop, and halt the bill from House floor action.

Despite the bill passing out of the Judiciary Committee under the leadership of Chairman Rob Kauffman with blazing speed, and despite the bill having a whopping 80 co-sponsors – including four Democrats!!

Here’s what all this means for Constitutional Carry:

➜ Aaron Bernstine’s HB659 won’t be brought up for a vote until Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff personally OK’s its advance.

➜ Benninghoff, as Chairman of the House Rules Committee, controls what bills get put on the Session agenda, meaning he controls what bills the whole House votes on each session.

The fact is, having a roll call vote on Constitutional Carry or SAPA law in the Pennsylvania House is much more difficult when the Majority Leader and Chairman of the Rules Committee is blocking the bill from coming up for a vote.

But we don’t believe that Republicans like Benninghoff, that gun owners elected and seated in Harrisburg, should be using their power to block pro-gun bills. They should be using their power to block gun-control bills!

What about you? Do you believe that Pennsylvania should join the twenty-one other states that already have Constitutional Carry?

Do you believe that gun owners DESERVE Republican caucuses that actually FIGHT BACK against the radical Left?

And do you believe that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should get out of the “rights-regulation” business and finally codify our RIGHT to Keep and Bear Arms without begging a tyrannical government for permission?

We sure as heck do.

And if you agree, please take action right away by sending a pre-written email to Kerry Benninghoff DEMANDING that he take action on Constitutional Carry NOW!


Remember, all we are doing here is fighting for the ability to carry concealed the same firearm that we can already legally purchase and own and carry OPENLY in Pennsylvania!

And all we are doing is codifying that government, which is increasingly becoming more and more powerful every day, cannot mandate hoops for us to jump through or what paperwork we must tote around before they “grant us permission” to do what we are free to do by being born Americans!

News Flash: the Second Amendment was written as a limitation on GOVERNMENT, not citizens!

Another News Flash: The Second Amendment does not mention licenses or fees or paperwork as a condition of exercising our rights!

To you and me, this is common sense. But to the politicians, it’s like pulling teeth.

And we aren’t going to be successful unless they politically fear us at election time.

That’s why it is so important that you send your email TODAY and encourage your friends, neighbors, and family to do the same!

We need every patriotic, freedom-loving Pennsylvanian in this fight, because if we can generate enough pressure, I KNOW we will be successful!

So, after you have sent your email, please consider donating to the Pennsylvania Firearms Association so we can continue HAMMERING Majority Leader Benninghoff and all the politicians at the State Capitol for Constitutional Carry and get thousands more Pennsylvanians engaged in this battle!

To put this into perspective, if you can afford to give $500, we can reach around roughly 40,000 fellow patriots with our action links.

But if what you can afford right now is more like $100, $50, or even $25 – we will use your generous donation for MAXIMUM effect to pound the doors of the Capitol building for Constitutional Carry!

But the most important thing you can do today take to help pass Constitutional Carry is send your email TODAY and get someone you know to send theirs, too!

For Freedom,

Chris Dorr
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Firearms Association

P.S. House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff doesn’t want you to know this, but he is where the buck starts and stops on Constitutional Carry in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

He pulls the strings at the Capitol, and that’s why it is so important that you help us HAMMER him with emails in support of Constitutional Carry (HB659) right away and demand he stop blocking the bill and bring it up for a vote!

And after you’ve sent your email, please consider donating to the Pennsylvania Firearms Association so we can reach TENS OF THOUSANDS of other freedom-loving Pennsylvanians and help get them in the fight for Constitutional Carry with us!