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ACTION REQUEST: Krieger Seeks to Dismantle State Firearm Registry
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In case you dont know WhiteFeather he is over on PAFOA he and I make sure Pa stuff gets posted on both sites. He is very active with FOAC and is on top of all the firearm issues in Pa. Please post if you respond to this request. Thank you. Dom


Krieger Seeks to Dismantle State Firearm Registry
5/22/2013

HARRISBURG – Legislation introduced by Rep. Tim Krieger (R-Delmont) to dismantle the Pennsylvania State Police’s handgun sales database would provide an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation, particularly by allowing both opponents and proponents of more gun control to demonstrate their opposition to the registration of law-abiding firearm owners.

“With the enactment of Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act in 1995, the Commonwealth required that firearm purchasers submit to a background check,” said Krieger. “Integral to the passage of the Uniform Firearms Act was a section expressly prohibiting any government or law enforcement agency from maintaining or operating a ‘registry of firearm ownership.’ Despite this plain language, the Pennsylvania State Police has created and is maintaining a database of handgun owners from information obtained from such checks. Unfortunately, by way of some twisted logic, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held, in the case of Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League v. Rendell, that this database was not a ‘registry of firearm ownership’ despite having all the attributes of a registry.”

House Bill 1430 would address the ruling in the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League case by expanding the current definition of “registry of firearm ownership” to include any database, record or registry reflecting the sale, transfer or ownership of firearms.

“Many gun control proponents argue that background checks do not lead to registration or confiscation,” said Krieger. “Our experience in Pennsylvania, however, proves otherwise, as background checks have led to the creation of a registry, despite the legislature’s clear intent to the contrary.”

Most importantly, passage of Krieger’s legislation would require the Pennsylvania State Police to destroy its existing handgun record of sale database, and make it crystal clear that no such database or registry can again be constructed or maintained.

“By supporting my legislation, proponents of the various gun control measures in the House can offer proof of their good faith,” said Krieger. “If they truly believe that background checks should not result in registration, they should have no objection to dismantling the Pennsylvania State Police’s handgun sales registry.”

House Bill 1430 is awaiting consideration in the House Judiciary Committee. Visit RepKrieger.com or Facebook.com/RepTimKrieger for the latest legislative updates.

Representative Tim Krieger
57th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Ty McCauslin
717.772.9979
RepKrieger.com
Facebook.com/RepTimKrieger


IF you are for the concept of HB 1430 please paste the following emails address in BCC you can send one blast email to all those Reps asking them to become a co sponsor to HB 1430


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Constitution of the United States of America Amendment II
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Article 1 DECLARATION OF RIGHTS Right to Bear Arms Section 21.
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
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Interesting idea, but it requires PA admitting there is a database/registry/registration/whateveryouwanttocallit.

Time to get busy with phone calls again...
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Count me in.
This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins. -Ben Franklin
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Quote:“Many gun control proponents argue that background checks do not lead to registration or confiscation,” said Krieger. “Our experience in Pennsylvania, however, proves otherwise, as background checks have led to the creation of a registry, despite the legislature’s clear intent to the contrary.”

Ask the people that have had their firearms stolen by law enforcement because the gun wasn't "registered" to them.
Welcome to ObamaNation part deuxUtg
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rmagill;102934 Wrote:Interesting idea, but it requires PA admitting there is a database/registry/registration/whateveryouwanttocallit.

Time to get busy with phone calls again...

The two state cops who testified in front of the Judiciary Committee of the PA House were not only admitting it, but proud of it, on 7/17 of this year.
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