Committee Vote on Castle Doctrine and 3 Anti-Gun Bills Tuesday
Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Castle Doctrine legislation - a move we've been waiting on since November 19 when they held a hearing! However, it comes at a price.
In addition to the vote on the important self-defense reforms, the committee is planning to vote on three anti-gun bills on the same day!
Contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee today. Tell them that you want their support on HB40 - the Castle Doctrine bill. This specific Castle Doctrine bill will ensure that law-abiding gun owners can feel safe knowing that they can defend themselves from attackers whether it is inside or outside your home. It also protects citizens from the expense of fighting civil lawsuits filed by criminals or their families when self-defense was justified.
But tell them that they must vote down the three gun control bills:
- HB1043 which would create a "Firearm Trafficking Czar" and lead to another bureaucratic agency looking for ways to restrict gun sales in Pennsylvania.
- HB1044 that would end preemption and allow cities to create their own gun bans and carry rules, and
- HB1045 that would arbitrarily ban certain semi-automatic firearms in the Keystone State.
Self-defense reform should not come with a price that includes gun bans, wasteful spending on a new government-funded anti-gun leader, and gutting our state's gun laws.
Contact the members of the House Judiciary Committee today. Based on the response to Castle Doctrine in other states, we know that gun control groups will get involved in this fight, making it seem as if we will have gun fights on every street corner. As we know, such dire predictions have yet to come true. Make sure you voice is heard! Call, e-mail, or even tweet - just make sure your voice is heard!
Below are the members of the committee who have not signaled clear support for our rights on these four bills. Please focus your efforts on contacting these lawmakers.
|Representative||Phone Number||Alternative Contact|
|State Rep. Thomas Caltagirone (D-127)||(717) 787-3525|
|State Rep. Kathy Manderino (D-194)||(717) 787-1254|
|State Rep. John Pallone (D-54)||(717) 783-1819|
|State Rep. Dom Costa (D-21)||(717) 783-9114|
|State Rep. Joseph Brennan (D-133)||(717) 772-9902|
|State Rep. Paul Drucker (D-157)||(717) 705-2003||
|State Rep. Bryan Lentz (D-161)||(717) 787-8574||
|State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-153)||(717) 783-7619||
|State Rep. Greg Vitali (D-166)||(717) 787-7647|
|State Rep. Chelsa Wagner (D-22)||(717) 783-1582||
|State Rep. Ronald Waters (D-191)||(717) 772-9850|
|State Rep. Ron Marsico (R-105)||(717) 783-2014|
|State Rep. Mike Vereb (R-150)||(717) 705-7164|
|State Rep. Will Gabig (R-199)||(717) 772-2280|
|State Rep. Dick Stevenson (R-8)||(717) 783-6438|
|State Rep. Glen Grell (R-87)||(717) 783-2063|
|State Rep. Kate Harper (R-61)||(717) 787-2801|
|State Rep. Bernie O'Neill (R-29)||(717) 705-7170|
|State Rep. Katie True (R-41)||(717) 705-7161|