PA: House Republican Leadership Stalling on Preemption Bill

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House Speaker Turzai and Majority Leader Cutler

HB 1066 Stalls on House Floor

The Pennsylvania House Republican leadership is stalling pro-gun legislation.

HB 1066, a bill to strengthen firearms preemption, was reported from the House Judiciary Committee on September 24th and was “laid on the table” without further action.

This is unacceptable!

That is why I am asking you to take action and send a message to House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-28) and Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-100) urging them to bring HB 1066 to the House floor for a vote immediately.

As you know, the Pittsburgh Mayor and City Council violated Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law by passing three illegal gun control ordinances in April of 2019.

HB 1066 provides law-abiding citizens the ability to recover damages, reasonable attorney fees, and costs if a court finds that a local ordinance violates the state firearms preemption law (Title 18 §6120).

Not only that, but the bill allows membership organizations, like GOA, to sue on your behalf.

So, please email the House Speaker and Majority Leader and demand they vote on and pass HB 1066 without amendment (see above).