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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 14, 2021 04:21 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Checking-In of Firearms in Municipal Buildings
I plan to introduce legislation which would require firearms to be checked in and safely stored at municipal buildings in the Commonwealth.  Similar to the laws pertaining to courthouses, any buildings which house municipal administrative offices would have to provide a check-in location in which lawful firearms would be safely stored and then returned to the owner upon leaving the building.
For the same reasons why courthouses in Pennsylvania do not permit the general public from bringing in guns or weapons inside, the same purpose of safety and security has a need and a benefit to be extended to our city halls and township municipal buildings across the state.  Employees of our municipalities as well as locally elected officials have a presumptive right to be protected just as employees working within the judiciary and the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg.
The purpose of this legislation is not in any way geared toward impeding on the rights of individuals to legally possess and carry firearms in our state, but more to extend a practical and purposeful regulation of firearms in our local government centers.  Please join me in sponsoring this legislation.

Introduced as SB632