HARRISBURG – State Senator Cris Dush (R-25) today rallied to protect the constitutional rights of law-abiding Pennsylvania firearm owners and fight any possible infringement from the federal government.
“You own this government and you set the framework of this government,” Senator Dush told those at the rally. “Since 1791, no changes have been made to the Pennsylvania Constitution except by the express will and vote of the people. That’s the way it should stay in a free Republic such as ours.”
The rally promoted Senator Dush’s bill – Senate Bill 624 – that prohibit state and local government officials from enforcing any new federal gun restriction laws, regulations and executive orders enacted after Dec. 31 that are in conflict with the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.
“This bill ensures that if anyone in a governmental position usurps your authority – they will pay a price,” Senator Dush said.
The bill also:
- Provides for civil penalties for any state or local government official who conspires with federal agents in the enforcement of new federal gun restriction laws;
- Removes any qualified immunity for public officials engaging in such cooperation;
- Mandates the Attorney General prosecute such collaborators and defend Pennsylvanians in court from prosecution;
- Creates a private right of action against officials who attempt to enforce these laws;
- Freezes state grant funds to local governments that cooperate in such enforcement; and
- Forbids local governments from accepting federal money to enforce gun restriction measures.
Senate Bill 624 has been referred to the Senate State Government Committee for future consideration.
Contact: Nathan Clark – 717-787-7084