May 20, 2024

HUGE Win for Gun Owners! Binary Trigger Ban and Electronic Gun Registry Defeated on House Floor

You did it!

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives defeated HB 335 (accelerated trigger activator ban) and HB 2206 (electronic gun registry) today along party lines. You can see how your representative voted here and here.

The vote was close, with 101 Yeas to 100 Nays on each bill. But because there wasn’t a majority of Yea votes (102) under the Pennsylvania Constitution, both bills were defeated.

All Republicans voted against the bills along with pro-gun Democrat, Representative Frank Burns (D-72). The remainder of the Democrats voted to violate your God-given rights.

I am so proud of what you and other gun owners did across Pennsylvania. Because GOA members and supporters like you held Republicans accountable for their previous anti-gun votes, they finally got the message and held the line–all of them!

As Senator Everett Dirksen famously said, “When I feel the heat, I see the light.” The entire Republican caucus experienced an epiphany of heat and light generated by thousands of gun owners across the Commonwealth.

Make no mistake, it was GOA’s no-compromise stance and the truth of confrontational politics that led to this victory. Our founder, the late California Senator H.L. Richardson, would be proud of the legacy he left for us here in the Keystone State.

All I can say to you is, “Keep up the good work!”

We’re not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination. The anti-gun Democrats are already trying to reconsider both bills and there is more anti-gun legislation that could be brought up for a vote at any time.

GOA stands ready and will keep you informed about what’s coming, but today is a cause for celebration.

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