|Posted:||December 9, 2016 03:48 PM|
|From:||Representative Rick Saccone|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Human Relations Act – Protecting the Exercise of Self-Defense Rights|
|In the near future I will reintroduce legislation that would amend the PA Human Relations Act to provide protection from discrimination for individuals who choose to exercise constitutionally protected rights to own or carry a firearm for self-defense.
Unfortunately, some politicians and special interest groups have chosen to politicize violent criminal acts and demonize law-abiding firearm owners in the hopes of curtailing the natural right to defend one’s self. In some cases, their venomous rhetoric has led to instances of discrimination against those who legally own or carry firearms. For example:
Although these are only a few specific examples from all around the United States, I believe that there are many landlords, employers and places of public accommodation with policies that preclude law-abiding gun owners from exercising their right keep and bear arms.
In order to protect those who own or carry firearms to defend themselves, my legislation will amend the PA Human Relations Act to protect those who exercise self-defense rights from discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation. Specifically protected would be:
Finally, my bill will allow employers to reasonably regulate an employee’s possession of a firearm during work hours or on the employer’s property, if the employer’s policy does not interfere with:
Thank you for your consideration. I hope that you will join me by cosponsoring this important legislation to protect Pennsylvanians’ right to own or carry a firearm for self-defense.
Introduced as HB38