The NRA and Institute for Legislative Action put out this press release regarding Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2020 Budget Address.
During his 2020 Budget Address, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf appeared to have bought-in to the anti-gun narrative that law-abiding gun owners are the problem, not criminals.
Coming on the heels of an anti-freedom lobby day by Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action, the Governor’s proposed gun control agenda includes the following:
• Extreme gun confiscation measures often referred to as “red flag” laws that authorize the seizure of firearms without due process.
• Criminalizing private transfers of firearms.
• Imposing punishments on victims that have had their firearms stolen.
• Creating firearm storage laws that remove a homeowner’s ability to quickly access their own firearm for self-defense.
Of this foursome, the most immediately damaging is the firearm storage law proposal. When a person or homeowner needs to defend himself and family, retrieving a defensive firearm from a safe and perhaps with a trigger lock (if that’s also included), will not work or help the homeowner. This is especially true for those living in the country where it could take state police 15-30 minutes to arrive at your home to protect you.
The “red flag” law too is bizarre. If a neighbor or relative feels you’re not fit to own a gun, it, or they if there’s more than one gun, can be confiscated it appears, by police without due process.
This agenda, according to the NRA/ILA, is straight from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun largesse, driven by his front-groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action.
These bills have one thing in common; they don’t go after criminals, they target law-abiding gun owners and the Second Amendment, says the NRA/ILA.
Nick Hromiak has been an outdoors and automotive writer for over 30 years. He's been published in numerous national and state-wide outdoor magazines and newspapers.