Rapp Backs House Bill 357 to Nullify Future Federal Gun Control Laws

HARRISBURG — Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) today announced that she has signed on to legislation that would nullify the enforcement of any new federal gun control measures within the Commonwealth.

“Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, clearly states that, ‘The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned,’” said Rapp.   “Once this legislation is adopted, federal officials who unconstitutionally infringe on one of our most sacred individual liberties can be arrested and charged with a criminal offense.”

Similar to legislation most recently introduced in Wyoming and Texas, the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357) would:

  • Prohibit enforcement of any new federal registration, restriction or prohibition requirement for privately owned firearms, magazines and ammunition.
  • Require the state of Pennsylvania, including the Office of Attorney General, to intercede on behalf of Commonwealth citizens against any federal attempt to register, restrict or ban the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products.

Final enactment of the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act would mean that anyone — even federal agents — who try to enforce any type of gun control restriction within state borders would face arrest and being charged with a felony offense.

Rapp is also calling on all Pennsylvania citizens who support the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to sign the all-new Armed Pennsylvania: Say to No Gun Control petition by visiting RepRapp.com.

.Representative Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Ty McCauslin

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