– State Rep. Will Tallman (R-Adams/Cumberland) has proposed legislation that would protect Pennsylvanians’ Second Amendment rights and make it illegal for the federal government to impose further regulations on firearms through executive order.
“I introduced this legislation last session as House Bill 469,” Tallman said. “While it was never taken up in committee, the bill received co-sponsor support from both Republicans and Democrats who recognize the existence of states’ rights. Recent activity by President Barack Obama emphasizes the need for appropriate legislation, which I hope we can bring up for a vote in committee and move to the House as soon as possible.”
Tallman’s bill, the Firearm Regulation Prohibition Act, would make it illegal to enforce rules or regulations resulting from a president’s executive order or by regulation of a federal agency in the Commonwealth.
“States’ rights and firearm owners’ rights are protected by the United States Constitution, which prevents the federal government from doing an end run around Congress and asserting its will,” added Tallman. “My legislation will essentially be a reminder of what is already in place to protect those rights.”
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Tallman’s district office at (717) 259-7805 or 1-877-480-9525.
Representative Will Tallman
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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