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By Matthew Larosiere. May 26, 2020

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Meltdown after new pro-gun bill in Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania House Republicans passed H.B. 2440. It's not even three pages long, but the Pennsylvania House Democrats seem to believe that the sky is falling over the Commonwealth. The contents of the bill are pretty straightforward: in a single paragraph, the House voted to establish shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities, firearms and ammunition manufacturers, retailers, importers, and distributors as life-sustaining businesses. The bill protects these entities and their employees from being put out of business or restricted in operation by the state.

What was the response from the Pennsylvania House Dems? Big bad scary ghost guns and 3-D printed guns will be sold to felons! Illegal gun sales are now okay! And it's going to "make[] the wild, wild west look like Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood." How much fun that sounds aside, there's a few things to talk about.

First of all, you can't make something that's illegal "okay" under the law - it's either illegal or it's not. .....


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