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PA Gun commies starting their shit up again HB 760 bill

Post#1 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:47 am

Thats the problem with the Democoms. THey dont learn very well to leave well enough alone..

Here it it for yourself HB 760.... the registration
of ALL firearms in PA - NOTE the fingerprint requirement - (I thought
only criminals only needed to be fingerprinted) Note you need to have
in your possession at all time your firearm registration certificate
to possess your firearm. You will have to re-register your gun at 10
bucks per a gun every year forever OR face the confiscation of it and
criminal prosecution for failing to maintain the registration will be
the next change for this law once this one is enacted (the violation
in this law is a summary offense right now).

If you think this will not pass you should study the results of PA
2006 state Representatives election results - Gun owners lost well
over 30 solid pro-gun voting people. There are over well over 40 new
elected state Representative that who knows how they will vote. The
solid pro gun votes in the PA House of Representatives to stop this,
and other, Bills does NOT EXIST in 2007 - You must personality get
involved to stop this. Note there are lots of other anti-gun bills
such as this that are also introduced in the PA state house. There
are 11 Gun Violence Hearings being held across this state by the
House Judiciary Committee to set the stage for ANOTHER huge fight on
gun control and to pass this legislation.

On April 24, 2007 there is a Harrisburg Pro 2nd Amendment News
Conference and Grassroots Lobbying Day that will give gun owners the
opportunity to see pro-gun legislation introduced and to participate
in ‘actual’ lobbying legislators utilizing team concepts. For more
information on how YOU can help go to to see how
you can fight to keep your gun rights OR get ready to deal with the
consequences of this bill become a law that you are subjected to.

IF you think this HB 760 or other anti-gun bills will never, ever
have a chance at passing into a state law, then MY question to you is;
Why, were you planning on personally doing something to help fight
in stopping this anti-gun bill from become a law for a change?
Not giving your money for someone else to doing your fighting for
you, I mean you calling, writing, going to Harrisburg to helping to
stop this and other anti-gun bills from becoming a laws. Gun Owners,
happen here in PA - do nothing and WATCH it happen (remember gun
owners in California and New Jersey said the same thing)!




HOUSE BILL No. 760 Session of 2007



CURRY, MARCH 19, 2007





1 Relating to firearm registration; providing for duties of the

2 Pennsylvania State Police; and imposing penalties.

3 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

4 hereby enacts as follows:

5 Section 1. Short title.

6 This act shall be known and may be cited as the Firearm

7 Registration Act.

8 Section 2. Definitions.

9 The following words and phrases when used in this act shall

10 have the meanings given to them in this section unless the

11 context clearly indicates otherwise:

12 "Antique firearm." Includes:

13 (1) Any firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock,

14 flintlock, percussion cap or similar type of ignition system,

15 manufactured in or before 1898.

16 (2) Any replica of any firearm described in paragraph

17 (1) if the replica:

1 (i) is not designed or redesigned for using rimfire

2 or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition; or

3 (ii) uses rimfire or conventional centerfire

4 ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the United

5 States and that is not readily available in the ordinary

6 channels of commercial trade.

7 (3) Any firearm, other than a machine gun, which,

8 although designed as a weapon, the Pennsylvania State Police

9 finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, design

10 and other characteristics is primarily a collector's item and

11 is not likely to be used as a weapon.

12 "Firearm." A weapon which will or is designed or restored to

13 expel a projectile or projectiles by the action of any

14 explosive, the frame or receiver of any such device or any

15 firearm muffler or silencer. The term shall not include:

16 (1) Antique firearms.

17 (2) Any device used exclusively for line-throwing,

18 signaling or safety and required or recommended by the United

19 States Coast Guard or Interstate Commerce Commission.

20 (3) Any device used exclusively for firing explosives,

21 rivets, stud cartridges or any similar industrial ammunition

22 incapable of use as a weapon.

23 Section 3. Registration.

24 (a) General rule.--All firearms in this Commonwealth shall

25 be registered in accordance with this section. It shall be the

26 duty of a person owning or possessing any firearm to cause the

27 firearm to be registered. No person within this Commonwealth may

28 possess, harbor, have under the person's control, transfer,

29 offer for sale, sell, give, deliver or accept any firearm unless

30 the person is the holder of a valid registration certificate for

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1 the firearm. No person within this Commonwealth may possess,

2 harbor, have under the person's control, transfer, offer for

3 sale, sell, deliver or accept any firearm which is

4 unregisterable under this act.

5 (b) Nonapplicability.--This section shall not apply to:

6 (1) Firearms owned or under the direct control or

7 custody of any Federal, State or local governmental authority

8 maintained in the course of its official duties.

9 (2) Duty-related firearms owned and possessed by law

10 enforcement officers who are not residents of this

11 Commonwealth.

12 (3) Duty-related firearms owned and possessed by

13 corrections officers who are not residents of this

14 Commonwealth.

15 (4) Firearms owned, manufactured or processed by

16 licensed manufacturers of firearms, bulk transporters or

17 licensed sellers of firearms at wholesale or retail, provided

18 that such persons have all licenses required by law.

19 (5) Any nonresident of this Commonwealth participating

20 in any lawful recreational firearm-related activity in this

21 Commonwealth, or on the way to or from the firearm-related

22 activity in another jurisdiction, provided that the

23 possession or control of the firearm is lawful in the

24 jurisdiction in which the individual resides and that the

25 weapon is either:

26 (i) Broken down in a nonfunctioning state.

27 (ii) Unloaded and enclosed in a case, firearm-

28 carrying box, shipping box or other container.

29 (6) Private security personnel who possess or control

30 any firearm or ammunition within this Commonwealth. Firearms

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1 under this paragraph shall be owned and maintained by the

2 security firm employing the security personnel and shall be

3 registered by the security firm in accordance with this

4 section.

5 Section 4. Insurance.

6 (a) General rule.--No registration certificate shall be

7 issued to any person unless the person:

8 (1) Has not been convicted of a crime of violence.

9 (2) Has not been convicted within the five years prior

10 to the application of any violation of any law relating to

11 the use, possession or sale of any narcotic or dangerous

12 drug.

13 (3) Is not otherwise ineligible to possess a firearm

14 under any Federal or State law.

15 (b) Application.--Every person who is required to register a

16 firearm under this act shall obtain an application for

17 registration of the firearm from the Pennsylvania State Police.

18 The application shall be in writing and sworn under oath and

19 shall require the following information:

20 (1) The name, home and business address, telephone

21 number, date of birth and Social Security number of the

22 applicant.

23 (2) The age, sex and citizenship of the applicant.

24 (3) The name of the manufacturer, the caliber or gauge,

25 the model, type and serial number of each firearm to be

26 registered.

27 (4) Two photographs taken within 30 days immediately

28 prior to the date of filing the application equivalent to

29 passport size showing the full face, head and shoulders of

30 the applicant in a clear and distinguishing manner.

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1 (5) Additional information as the Pennsylvania State

2 Police may deem necessary to process the application.

3 (c) Fingerprinting.--The applicant or registrant shall

4 submit to fingerprinting by the Pennsylvania State Police in

5 accordance with procedures and regulations prescribed by the

6 Pennsylvania State Police.

7 (d) Records.--The Pennsylvania State Police shall cause to

8 be kept an accurate record of each application received and

9 acted upon together with all other information and data

10 pertaining to the application on all applications for owner's

11 registration certificates issued or denied under this act.

12 Applications for owner's registration certificates shall be

13 numbered in consecutive numbers as filed, and each certificate

14 issued shall be identified with the duplicate number of the

15 application upon which it was issued and shall expire

16 automatically one year from the date of issuance.

17 (e) Background check.--The Pennsylvania State Police shall

18 conduct a criminal background check on the applicant to ensure

19 compliance with this section. No application may be approved

20 until and unless a criminal background check is completed.

21 (f) Procedure.--Within 30 days of receipt of an application,

22 the Pennsylvania State Police, after consideration of the

23 application for an owner's registration certificate and all

24 information obtained relative to the application, shall either

25 approve or deny the application and notify the applicant in

26 writing of the determination.

27 (g) Approval.--In the event the application is approved, the

28 Pennsylvania State Police shall issue to the applicant an

29 owner's registration certificate which shall contain the

30 applicant's name, residence, date of birth, photograph and other

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1 personal information as may be required by the Pennsylvania

2 State Police. The owner's registration certificate shall not be

3 transferable and shall be carried simultaneously with the

4 firearm and shall be exhibited to any police officer upon demand

5 for inspection. Registration shall not make lawful the carrying

6 or possessing of a firearm if prohibited by law.

7 (h) Denial.--In the event the application is denied, the

8 Pennsylvania State Police shall inform the applicant in writing

9 of the denial. Any applicant who believes that the applicant's

10 application is wrongfully denied may, within ten days after

11 receiving notice of the denial, file a written appeal of the

12 denial in accordance with 2 Pa.C.S. (relating to administrative

13 law and procedure). Within three days after notification of a

14 decision unfavorable to the applicant and all time for appeal

15 having expired, the applicant shall surrender to the

16 Pennsylvania State Police the firearm for which the applicant

17 was denied registration.

18 (i) Renewal.--Each registrant must renew registration

19 annually. Applications for renewal shall be made by a registrant

20 60 days prior to the expiration of the current registration

21 certificate.

22 Section 5. Additional duties of registrant.

23 Each person holding a registration certificate shall:

24 (1) Notify the Pennsylvania State Police of:

25 (i) The loss, theft or destruction of the

26 registration certificate or of a registered firearm

27 within 48 hours of the discovery of the loss, theft or

28 destruction.

29 (ii) A change in any of the information appearing on

30 the registration certificate within 48 hours.

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1 (iii) The sale, transfer or other disposition of the

2 firearm not less than 48 hours prior to delivery.

3 (2) Return to the Pennsylvania State Police the

4 registrant's copy of the registration certificate for any

5 firearm which is lost, stolen, destroyed or otherwise

6 disposed of within 48 hours.

7 (3) Keep any firearm in the registrant's possession

8 unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock, gun

9 safe or similar device unless the firearm is in the

10 registrant's immediate possession and control while at the

11 registrant's place of residence or business or while being

12 used for lawful recreational purposes within this

13 Commonwealth. This paragraph shall not apply to law

14 enforcement personnel or security personnel while in the

15 course of their employment.

16 Section 6. Application fee.

17 A nonrefundable fee of $10 per firearm shall accompany each

18 application for registration of a firearm and renewal of

19 registration of a firearm.

20 Section 7. Penalty.

21 A person who violates this act commits a summary offense.

22 Section 8. Regulations.

23 The Pennsylvania State Police shall promulgate rules and

24 regulations for the implementation of this act.

25 Section 9. Acquisition or possession prohibited by law.

26 Nothing in this act shall make lawful the acquisition or

27 possession of firearms or firearm accessories which is otherwise

28 prohibited by law.

29 Section 10. Effective date.

30 This act shall take effect in 180 days.

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here is the link to the HB 760 bill on the states web ... cfm?sess=2

Get involed and So something before you have to pay a yearly 10
buck per a gun fee for the privilege of being allowed to posses a
firearm. Its ONLY a RIGHT IF you fight to keep it.

Posts: 1087

Post#2 » Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:25 pm

Well, maybe the commies will lose this time, but we all know they'll never stop trying to disarm us. hangman ... 02548.html

Official says gun bill doomed

By Tom Mitchell
Friday, April 13, 2007

KITTANNING -- A proposed law that in part would require gun owners to pay a $10 annual gun registration fee for all firearms except antiques and those used by police has generated controversy. But state Rep. Jeffrey P. Pyle, R-Ford City, says the bill is just plain dead.
Pyle said the bill, introduced March 19 by Rep. Angel Cruz, D-Philadephia County, originally had eight co-sponsors, but within days of its introduction, five withdrew their support.

"I have never introduced a bill with less than 80 or 90 co-sponsors," Pyle said. "That's the norm. This bill now has three co-sponsors. I doubt it will even get to the floor, but if it does you'll see me with my feathers ruffled and in full bloom."

Pyle said the three remaining co-sponsors are all Philadelphia-area representatives: Reps. Lawrence H. Curry, Cherelle L. Parker and Rosita C. Youngblood.

Pyle said that in his opinion. the bill violates the state Constitution.

"The Pennsylvania Constitution, Article 21, is worded even stronger than the Second Amendment of our U.S. Constitution," he said. "It guarantees not only the right of citizens to bear arms, but to defend themselves against law breakers. I swore to uphold the whole Constitution, not just part of it. This thing is not going to make it out of committee but if it does it will have overwhelming opposition, I guarantee it."

Pyle said his office was "deluged" with phone calls and e-mails from constituents voicing opposition to the bill.

"We had more than 100 phone calls a day and have received dozens of e-mails," he said. "The e-mails were not form letters but personally written messages from citizens opposed to the bill. I answered many of them personally but when that got overwhelming I sent out a form letter to each person explaining my position regarding this bill.

"If Rep. Cruz and his co-sponsors wanted to drum up attention they certainly did so, but I think they're finding out it's not the kind of attention they wanted. Moreover, I spoke with several people in law enforcement and the general consensus is that they do not support this bill."

Pyle said that no fiscal analysis has been done regarding the cost of implementing and enforcing the bill. He took some members of the media to task for making more of the issue than he said it deserves.

"Some in the media have given this thing more credence than it deserves and they caused a lot of excitement, but again, a bill with so few co-sponsors cannot be taken seriously," he said.

"Rep. Cruz and his remaining co-sponsors are from the Philadelphia area, and in the past few years the city has witnessed a murder spree 1 1/2 times the norm. There's great cause for concern but what they are doing is blaming the gun and not the criminal. Moreover, they are going after law-abiding gun owners."

He said lawmakers last year introduced a number of gun bills that failed, one that required a ballistic fingerprint and another that limited gun purchases to one a month.

Armstrong County Sheriff Larry Crawford has voiced his opposition to the bill: "I'm 100 percent against it. If such a bill would pass, law enforcement officers would have to enforce it, but they would do so reluctantly, and I believe many feel that enforcing such a bill could be dangerous."

Armstrong County District Attorney Scott Andreassi called the bill "ridiculous," subterfuge for gun registration and unconstitutional.

"No criminal should own a firearm," Pyle said. "We must revoke concealed carry permits, if they have them, for anyone convicted of drug dealing or any type of crime. But we cannot penalize law-abiding gun owners. This bill is much ado about nothing."

Tom Mitchell can be reached at or (724) 543-1303 ext 220.

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