NRA-ILA Alert for York Residents

York City in violation of Pennsylvania Commonwealth law is intending to past legislation mandating the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.  Granting a 72 hour period to report the incident or suffer a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in jail.

While this may seem like positive legislation to some, it is in fact an erosion of our rights. And potentially makes good citizens to be the criminals. While doing very little to reduce crime on our streets. And while 72 hours may seem like adequate time in the eyes of the proponents of this legislation. Consider the situation in which a family’s home has been broken into, maybe even family members brutally assaulted.  The last thing those family members are going to want to be concerned with is filing a firearm theft report or becoming a criminal for failing to do so.

There is a council meeting scheduled for tomorrow which I am planning to attend. Please consider attending and voicing your concern to the City Council:

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: City council chambers, 1 Marketway West, York
(I have not been to the City Council chambers, but I believe 1 Marketway West is at the NW corner of Market & George St.

The following NRA-ILA Alert I received today regarding the City of York:

York City Council to Consider “Lost or Stolen” Ordinance Tomorrow!
Please Stand-Up and Make Your Voice Heard!

On Tuesday, January 13, the York City Council’s Police Committee is having a public hearing on an anti-gun ordinance that would require gun owners to report a lost or stolen firearm within a 72-hour period or face fines and possible imprisonment.

This proposed ordinance would violate Pennsylvania’s state preemption statutes which dictate that only the state can enact further firearms regulations.  It would victimize law-abiding gun owners a second time by penalizing those who unknowingly fail to report the theft or loss of a firearm within the required 72-hour period.  To view the ordinance, please click here.

The York City Council Police Committee will begin their meeting at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow in the City Council Chambers on the 3rd Floor of the City County Building located at 1 Marketway West in York.

Please attend tomorrow’s hearing and proudly show your support for the Second Amendment and your opposition to this illegal and unwarranted attack on our rights.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the members of the City Council TODAY and respectfully urge them to stand up for our Second Amendment rights and oppose this measure.

The proposed legislation can be read here!


Contact information can be found below:

Councilman Joseph R. Musso, President

Councilwoman Carol Hill-Evans, Vice President

Councilwoman Toni Smith

Councilman Cameron Texter

Councilwoman Genevieve Ray

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Additional Links and Info can be found below:
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York Daily Record

York Council Committee Calendar

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Published in: on January 13, 2009 at 5:22 am  Comments (1)  
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