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2nd Amendment Rally in Harrisburg

April 30, 2014
HARRISBURG- Hundreds of supporters of Second Amendment rights and state lawmakers attended Pennsylvania's annual Second Amendment Action Day Tuesday on the steps of the state capitol.
Rep. Matt Gabler (R- Clearfield & Elk) addressed the rally and called for support for his legislation, House Bill 475, aimed at preventing the federal government from enforcing national gun control regulations on firearms produced and used within the Commonwealth.

(Gabler cut :40) “We need to always be looking to push back, and that’s why I’ve introduced House Bill 475, the Firearms Freedom Act. We have the right to determine our own laws in this state. We have the right to hold the federal government accountable for the constitution that sets their rights. And what House Bill 475 says is: if a firearm doesn’t cross a state line, if a firearm is built, sold, utilized in the state of Pennsylvania; then the federal government has no business enacting regulations, has no business regulating our citizens for what they are allowed to do, legally. I think it is so important that we need to push back. And why do we need to push back? We need to push back because gun control creates victims.” 

The event Tuesday in Harrisburg brought dozens of sympathetic legislators to the steps of the state Capitol in a steady rain. After an hour of speeches those in attendance were fanning out to make their case directly to the elected representatives.

Speakers described pending legislation that could further broaden gun rights. They also warned those in attendance that their Second Amendment rights are at risk.

Rep. Rick Saccone, an Allegheny County Republican and prominent gun rights supporter, says Pennsylvania should not "trail any state in the freedom to protect ourselves."

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