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DMSC Legislative Update

There are numerous bills before the leg- islatures of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania involv- ing items of varying degrees of interest to us as sportsmen. There are too many to address in total in this forum. If you are interested in a particular piece of legislation, the following links will take you to sites where you can get a sum- mary of the topic and can then do follow- up research at your leisure. To the ex- tent that a specific piece of legislation is in the forefront of the news and may have an immediate, significant positive or negative impact on us as hunters, shooters, conservationists, or environ- mentalists, we will highlight that legisla- tion so you can more readily decide if you want to take action..

National Issues

Go to the Club website www.mdi/dml.net Click on links in the left column Click on National Rifle Association of America Click on Legislation and Politics

Pennsylvania Issues


(If this legislation concerns you, you can contact your state Representative and respectfully ask him or her to op- pose it.)

State Representative Dwight Evans (D- 203), this week (March 10) was joined by Philadelphia City Council members Darrell Clarke and Donna Reed Miller in announcing House Bill 2483, legislation to gut state preemption and allow local control or regulation firearms. Speaking in the Council Caucus Room at City Hall, Evans stated that his bill would provide local governments the op- tion of approving an ordinance regulat- ing such topics as:

  • restricting areas where firearms may

be discharged; limiting or prohibiting possession in areas of municipal or county parks or recreational areas or other publicly-owned grounds;

  • regulating the brandishing of firearms

or the manner by which a person may carry a firearm;

  • regulating firearms in times of insur-

rection or civil unrest; regulating pellet guns;

  • regulating pawn or secondhand


  • “limiting the ownership, possession,

transfer or transportation of assault weapons within the city limits;

  • requiring background checks or wait-

ing periods on the purchase of firearms in addition to that required by state law; and, limiting the amount of firearms that may be purchased in a specific period of time or making it unlawful for a person who is not a licensed firearms dealer to

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