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State Rep. aims to make Federal Gun Laws Null in PA

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State Representative Daryl Metcalfe today announced legislation that would make any new federal gun control laws  unenforceable within Pennsylvania.

“Passage of my legislation will send the message that there will never be additional gun control, anywhere in Pennsylvania,” said Metcalfe, a Butler County Republican.   “Whether by White House executive orders, congressional fiat, or judicial activism, we will never allow the left to benefit from the wicked acts of murderers in order advance their senseless gun-grabbing agenda which would only succeed in replacing one of our most sacred personal liberties with the chains of government tyranny.”

Similar to legislation most recently introduced in Wyoming and Texas, Metcalfe’s Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357) would:

  • Prohibit enforcement of any new federal registration, restriction or prohibition requirement for privately owned firearms, magazines and ammunition.
  • Require the state of Pennsylvania, including the Office of Attorney General, to intercede on behalf of Commonwealth citizens against any federal attempt to register, restrict or ban the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products.

Final enactment of Metcalfe’s Right to Bear Arms Protection Act would mean that anyone — even federal agents — who try to enforce any type of gun control restriction within state borders would face arrest and being charged with a felony offense.

“The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned,” said Metcalfe.  “Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution makes it crystal clear that no level of government, especially the federal government, has any authority whatsoever to impose senseless restrictions on law-abiding firearms owners, or worse, the confiscation of legally owned firearms.  The purpose of my legislation is to force any gun-grabbing federal official to count the costs of unconstitutionally disarming or denying Pennsylvania citizens their God-given right to keep and bear arms.”

Metcalfe is also calling on all Pennsylvania citizens who support Constitutional liberty to attend Pennsylvania’s annual Second Amendment Action Day on Tuesday, April 23, beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda, and to sign the all-new Armed Pennsylvania: Say to No Gun Control petition by visiting RepMetcalfe.com.

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43 Comments to “State Rep. aims to make Federal Gun Laws Null in PA”

    Phil Breighner said:
    January 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Thank You Representtive Metcalf, it's about time that someone stood up for the rights of the people.I'm sure that it will show election time. The only thing that will stop a bad man with a gun is a good man with a gun.

    Harold Rote said:
    January 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Just got back from the Rally in Harrisburg. Mr. Metcalf ment what he said too! Now, I want to find out about moving into his county, lol!

      Harold Rote said:
      January 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      …..And I truly apologize for misspelling your name, Sir!

    Tom said:
    January 23, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I'm glad to see someone in Pennsylvania is taking a stand for the 2nd Amendment. Thank you Mr. Metcalf!!! Now I just have to convince my representatives to follow you.

      Teresa said:
      March 28, 2013 at 5:51 PM

      Good luck Tom, I hope diaster doesn't strike your family

    Bryan Barshinger said:
    January 23, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Wooooohoooo Amen,that's tell'n them.Mr.Metcalf you are a saint.

    HowIgnorantRU? said:
    January 23, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Radicals always terrorize with threats of anarchy.

      Bill said:
      January 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM

      Yes you are radicals

    job said:
    January 23, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    what about the old federal laws

    Keith Deibler said:
    January 23, 2013 at 8:16 PM

    Thank you Mr. Metcalf. The gov. has no right to try and disarm law abiding citizens. I’m glad to know that someone has our backs. Mr. Metcalf for president!!!!!

      Mike T. said:
      April 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      If Daryl Metcalfe ever runs for president he can count with my vote for sure "thank you Mr Metcalfe for been in our side.

    Raven said:
    January 23, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    Thanks finally some one stands up for those of us who get it.

      2A forever said:
      January 23, 2013 at 11:41 PM

      It has everything to do with the second amendment. The ability to fight tyranny. They have tanks. Planes. Middles etc. why the hell can’t we have semi automatic rifles? You sound brain washed. Even out the playing field.

        GiSWiG said:
        January 24, 2013 at 1:21 PM

        THEY are your brothers, your sisters, you fathers, your mothers, your sons and your daughters, your friends and you're loved ones…. If you think our military will turn against their family, then YOU are truly brainwashed…

          guest said:
          January 25, 2013 at 12:06 AM

          Sadly gun confiscation has happened in this country, during hurricane katrina reserve soldiers were ordered to confiscate weapons from people when they were going door to door doing "health and welfare" checks.

    Jeff said:
    January 23, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Give me a break, this has nothing to do with the 2nd amend. No civilian needs these types of weapons. Good luck Metcalf..wont happen

      Finch said:
      January 24, 2013 at 7:58 AM

      You don't need a computer

      David L Graven said:
      January 24, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      and what kind of weapon are you referring to.

      patriot said:
      January 25, 2013 at 8:51 PM

      another site that won't print anything they don"t agree with,just keep deleteing my comments ,your communists.

      Waa... said:
      January 25, 2013 at 9:01 PM

      Yeah and the world does not need a whining little snitch , with his tail between his legs but here you are spewing forth your lies. hows that administrator you happy now? just replace the s in snitch to a B.

      guest said:
      March 7, 2013 at 10:24 AM

      We don't need whiny *ss soccer mom types either but here you are.

    EveryJoe said:
    January 23, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Try not to be such a vagina Jeff.

      what?? said:
      January 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

      wow, way to equate anatomy with intelligence. shows how much of a brain you've got.

        Ed6574 said:
        January 24, 2013 at 6:34 PM

        I thought his reply to be a well thought out, spot-on evaluation of character of someone he knows not of except by reading a comment of his, sorry, hers. Kudos Mr. EveryJoe!_

        EveryJoe said:
        January 27, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        Try not to be such a Jeff.

    mark knepp said:
    January 24, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Eastern Outdoor and Sports Show post-poned. Other shows in other states should be forced to do the same. The impact on the local economy will be felt.

    Carol Phelps said:
    January 24, 2013 at 12:11 PM

    Thank you for your efforts in supporting our 2nd amendment rights!

    cac said:
    January 24, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    It’s about time an elected official stands up for it’s state constitution. Glad to live in the Commonwealth of PA. Amen

    anonymous said:
    January 24, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Get it done now! I would love to not think of the tyranny that has spewed out of DC any longer! Problem is I honestly feel that many other major players in PA will adhere to this!Try calling Sam Smiths office stressing this and his secretary will hang up on you! Real professional they are!

    anonymous said:
    January 24, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Props to the Representative !!!! Great to see someone standing up intelligently during this sad time. THe acts of the few shouldnt hurt the rights of the many………

    William Birster said:
    January 25, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Thank you State Representative Daryl Metcalfe for standing up for my rights. Go man Go!!!
    YOUR THE MAN !!!

    Scott Edwards said:
    January 25, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Thank you Representative Metcalfe, I am contacting my districts Representative now to support you

    Tom levenhagen said:
    January 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Thank you for your proposal

    Harry Menges said:
    January 26, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Keep up the good work! Let's get some more on your side. Thank you!

    Smoking Mad said:
    January 26, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    It is refreshing to see the spirit is still alive and well. If the fed cuts off funding for the many programs this idea will die a sudden death. Remember the state of PA is dependent on federal money for many things. Good luck and keep your powder dry…….You may need it.

    Ron Evans said:
    January 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM

    wanted: residence i can afford in butler county where folks think like i do!

    FRANK GILLETTE said:
    February 28, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    GREAT THEY WILL TRY TO TAKE ALL OUR GUNS IN TIME IM GLAD THERE IS SOME ONE WITH A BACK BONE TO TELL THEM NOT IN PENNSYLVANIA. IF ITS AR-15 AK-47 20 OR 30 ROUND CLIPS WERE KEEPING THEM ALL LET ALL THE OTHER STATES MAKE THERE OWN LAWS.
    THIS IS NOT RUSSIA AND FEDEL DOES NOT RUN THIS PARTY.AND HE CAN STICK THE DOUBBLE BARRAL SHOTGUN WERE THE SUN DONT SHINE AND YOU KNOW WHO IM TALKING ABOUT. THEY HAVE NO CHANCE OF PASSING THERE MICKEYMOUSE LAWS IN THIS STATE PENNSYLVANIA.

    Rodrick Woltman said:
    March 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    I'm really glad to see that someone is on our side when it comes to the second amendment.I appreciate your concerns and beliefs. Thank you Representative Metcalfe.

    Jim said:
    April 13, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Thank you for standing up for the USA, a look back into history tells the story of people who like or want gun control ! This so called gun control is NOT about gun control its truly CONTROL ! Thank you

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