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State Reps Send Letter to Toomey Today
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PA House Reps have sent a letter to Toomey today asking him to stand up for the 2nd amendment:

HARRISBURG — State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 75 House Republicans sent a letter yesterday to U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) urging him to stand with his constituency in support of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The letter reads:

“The majority of state legislators in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives believe that the right to bear arms must be vigorously defended, as evidenced by the passage of Castle Doctrine (Act 10 of 2011). Here in Pennsylvania, we have a longstanding history in support of our God-given, constitutionally-affirmed Second Amendment freedom. We swore to uphold and defend both the Pennsylvania and United States Constitutions the day we took office. As Article 1, Section 21 of our state Constitution reads, ‘The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.’ We stand in defense of our Constitutions.

“We write to you today to request that you stand with us. As part of our elected representation in Washington, D.C., we urge you to reject any compromise that would advance any new gun control measures, including ‘universal’ or ‘comprehensive’ background checks that are being advocated for by New York City Mayor Bloomberg, Obama, Biden, Senator Chuck Schumer or any other individuals seeking to violate the rights of law abiding citizens instead of stopping criminals. Our country does not need additional gun control laws from the federal or state levels of government. We should work to actively enforce our current laws; to stop those who are committing crimes against their fellow citizens.

“In 2011, just in Pennsylvania alone, our citizens purchased over 600,000 firearms and our county sheriffs issued over 166,000 licenses to carry firearms, according to data from the Pennsylvania State Police. Meanwhile, crimes committed with firearms continue to decrease as issuance of licenses to carry firearms increases. Since 2006, Pennsylvania has seen an over 20 percent reduction in violent crimes committed with firearms. These statistics prove that an armed law abiding citizenry is the best deterrent to crime.

“Enhanced gun control measures ultimately hinder the freedoms of law abiding citizens. As Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.’

“We encourage and expect you to stand with us to protect our God-given right to keep and bear arms.”

http://www.repmetcalfe.com/NewsItem.aspx?NewsID=17051
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The really great thing about that letter, from what I've heard, is that it is bi-partisan. We do have some representatives in our Pennsylvania house who do understand and represent the people.
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#3
Oh, Metcalfe wrote the letter? Bad move.

Toomey won't even read it.


Metcalfe is kinda like the Rosie O'Donnell of conservative politics. Plus he's just as fat to match.
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#4
Don't hold your breath but this might be the straw that keeps him from doing something stupid, like ending his career.
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#5
This is how it should work, IMO.
Repeal the 17A and we may get some control back.
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ArcticSplash;94704 Wrote:Oh, Metcalfe wrote the letter? Bad move.

Toomey won't even read it.



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#7
Daryl Metcalfe is my representative. He's very pro-2A. Not only does he vote pro-gun, he's usually one of the original sponsors of the pro-2A bills.

Senator Toomey and Senator Vulakovich (PA Senate) ran on being pro-2A and got my vote because of it. I think they both need to take a look at Rep. Metcalfe to see the true definition of being a supporter of the 2nd Amendment.
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#8
Toomey barely edged by the very anti-2A Joe Sestak in the last election. If gun owners had just decided to stay home, he'd have lost. He probably needed Democrats who crossed party lines on the issue to make it.

He'd best watch his step.
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I'm armed;94753 Wrote:Daryl Metcalfe is my representative. He's very pro-2A. Not only does he vote pro-gun, he's usually one of the original sponsors of the pro-2A bills.

He's also a nutbag and the most anti-gay legislator in PA and has said some really stupid shit that makes Akin look like a Mensa grad.

Yes, he's solid on 2A and a dependable vote. This is good. Would I want him in any higher office other than as your representative? Fuck no. There can be people who are just as pro-2A as he is who aren't loco. I know his anti-illegal shit and his other wedge issues helps guarantee his Harrisburg seat, but luckily his antics pretty much help generate a self-reinforced glass ceiling so I'll never have to worry about that asshat representing more of Pennsylvania than he already does.
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that lightbulb headed pile of pig vomit sold us out. let toomey know to start packing his office. primary him right the hell out.

casey is an out and out scumbag, but at least he tells you that much up front.

fuck toomey and anyone else who sells out our gun rights.
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