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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: February 9, 2021 12:08 PM
From: Senator Doug Mastriano and Sen. Cris Dush
To: All Senate members
Subject: Right to Bear Arms Act
In the near future, we intend to introduce the Pennsylvania Right to Bear Arms Act.

The legislation, among many provisions, will prohibit the enforcement of any new federal restriction, prohibition or registration requirement for firearms, magazines and ammunition.

Additionally, our legislation would prohibit the use of any state or local resources to enforce any new federal restriction, prohibition or registration requirement on the purchase or ownership of firearms, and firearm accessories, which are currently legal products in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania’s protections regarding the right to bear arms pre-date and influenced the federal constitution.

In fact, Pennsylvania was the first state to address the right to bear arms in its constitution – by the time the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution was adopted in December of 1791, PA had already reaffirmed twice the right to bear arms as a fundamental individual freedom.

Our legislation will preserve that right and curb federal attempts to infringe upon it.

Please consider co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as SB624