Call to Action – Allentown Firearms Ordinance

This is a call to action to all those who can attend a meeting in Allentown – City Council chambers on Wednesday Aug 17th at 5:30 PM. The location is 435 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101 (map here…).

This is a Public Safety Committee meeting to vote on referring a firearms “lost/stolen” bill to the full council. If it goes to full council, and if the council subsequently passes it, it would then go to the mayor for signature which he no doubt would.

We have an opportunity to stop it now.

I will attend and read a prepared statement. I will tell the committee to stop bullying lawful gun owners. I’ll have small paper signs that everyone can then hold up. (stop bullying us)

We need at least 20 people to show up. It would be nice to fill the room.

If you have questions, message or email me. But please come out on 8/17 at 5:30 PM to show our strength of numbers. Ask all of your 2A friends to come too.

Protest Write-In 2A, Toomey Announcement Press Release

Protest Write-In 2A
Toomey Announcement Press Release

Pennsylvanians For Self-Protection (PA4SP) a non-partisan, non-profit gun rights
advocate based in the Southeast yesterday recommended it’s members to write-in “2A”
for 2nd Amendment when voting in the Republican U.S. Senate Primary. The write-in
vote is a protest for Senator Pat Toomey’s strong support for gun control legislation. As
Toomey is running unopposed in the Primary Election, the write-in vote is symbolic and
a message to Toomey. PA4SP cites Toomey’s campaign ad where he is endorsed by a
board member of the anti-gun group CeasefirePA as the final straw. In the past,
CeasefirePA has called for laws that would restrict the rights to own and purchase
firearms placing them at the mercy of criminal predators.

“Pat Toomey has consistently sided with the gun grabbers. He wants to do something
about mass shootings in this country, we all do, but making it harder for law abiding
people to protect themselves with legal firearms isn’t the way. We need to send him a
message to remind him that the 2nd Amendment is a right.” said Dave Sager, President
of PA4SP.

Toomey is the co-sponsor of the infamous Toomey-Manchin Gun Bill introduced after
the Newtown Shooting in 2012. Critics slammed the bill as bad legislation, doing nothing
to stop mass shootings and creating more problems than solving.

“Pat Toomey can’t point to a single mass shooting that would have been stopped by
Toomey-Manchin. It’s bad legislation and we don’t need more laws for the sake of laws.
We need to enforce current federal gun laws that provide strict penalties for guns used
in crime.” offered Carlo Grilletto PA4SP’s Vice President.

Pat Toomey has betrayed legal gun owners. It is important for legal gun owners to let
him know it.

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Media Contact: David Sager 215-262-0122 – david.sager@pa4sp.org

Toomey didn’t learn and angers gun owners, again

In April of 2013, Pat Toomey claimed that he had learned his lesson and would not tackle the gun issue again, instead promising to stick with financial issues.  In June of 2015, he started talking about gun controls again.  For the next five months, we at PA4SP worked hard to convince him and his campaign that taking up such a position would cause gun owners to sit-out his 2016 run, and that he could have a seat along side Tom Corbett who for different reasons, angered the conservative base.

Well yesterday, in an unbelievable turn of events,  the Toomey-Manchin bill that failed 2 1/2 years ago was pulled from cold storage, reintroduced, and sent to the floor for a vote.  Folks, this process often takes years.  In this case, it took one day.  Fortunately, it was defeated.  But, Toomey stood with the anti-gun crowd.  Who was really behind this?  Why was Toomey on-board with it?

In Wake of San Bernardino Shooting, Manchin-Toomey Gun-Control Bill Fails Again