The events of the last two months have changed the way gun owners in Pennsylvania — and across the country — look at their right to keep and bear arms.
It’s clear to everyone now that our gun rights aren’t some trite political talking point or a historical throwback to our nation’s liberation from English tyranny.
With power-hungry governors like Governor Wolf implementing draconian measures that suspended carry permit issuance and closed gun stores, one other thing has become very clear:
Constitutional Carry law is far from a luxury item. The last two months have proven, once and for all, that Pennsylvanians need Constitutional Carry law immediately!
Everyone knows that grassroots gun owners have done their job over the years by making sure the radical left remains in the minority in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
But even though pro-gun Pennsylvanians have consistently delivered pro-gun majorities to the capitol in Harrisburg, we have hardly anything to show for it.
On the contrary, we have had to defend against vicious attacks on our firearm freedoms from Republican betrayers like Representative Todd Stephens and Senator Tom Killion, who are working hard to pass Wolf’s “Red Flag Gun Confiscation” orders!
But on the pro-gun side, we haven’t even had so much as a vote on Constitutional Carry.
As you’ll remember, Constitutional Carry simply gets government out of the rights-regulation business when it comes to self-defense so that government can’t “order” the second amendment to “close.”
With sixteen states already having passed Constitutional Carry, the fact is that gun owners have been working hard to build support for pro-gun legislation for years, and now it’s time the legislature does their job.
But with anti-gunners working in the legislature as we speak to advance gun control, we need to make our voices heard louder than ever.
Do we face an uphill battle? Yep.
But if not now, when?
It is no secret now – Virginia, the Covid-19 fallout and Governor Wolf have all proven that when given the opportunity, the militant left seizes every little bit of power they can get.
The fact is, our “pro-gun” majority in the General Assembly should be busy ramming pro-gun bills through and forcing them onto the Governor’s desk — making gun rights a statewide election issue in the process — before we never get the chance again!
The time to fight for Constitutional Carry is NOW!
A Pennsylvanian’s safety should never be contingent on the government being open for business or not, and it should never be left to the degenerate desires of politicians in Harrisburg – or their department heads.
Constitutional Carry would ensure that our ability to defend our loved ones would never rely on government again.
Remember, our fellow gun owners in West Virginia don’t have to obtain government permission to buy or carry a firearm. Nor do gun owners in fifteen other states, as sixteen states have enacted Constitutional Carry law!
It’s time the Pennsylvania General Assembly do their job and make Pennsylvania a Constitutional Carry state as well.
And with all that is going on, I need to ask for your continued financial support, too, so that we can continue to fight for you.
Between mobilizing Pennsylvanians against H.F. 5717 and hammering back against the anti-gunners who got us ‘deplatformed’ by our credit card processor, your support has never been more important.
Pennsylvania Firearms Association
P.S. The Coronavirus has shown, once and for all, how important Constitutional Carry law is in ensuring that Pennsylvanians have the means to defend themselves and their loved ones!
It’s crucial that you let your politicians in Harrisburg know that you expect this bill to move yet this year.
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