PA: Report and Pass HB 2440 in PA Senate

Act to Make the Firearms Industry and Gun Ranges Life-Sustaining Businesses

The Pennsylvania Senate will return from summer recess next week and I need your help to ensure that HB 2440 gets reported from committee and passed.

Liberty Bell

The bill was referred to the Senate  State Government Committee on June 17, 2020 where it sits awaiting action.

HB 2440 makes the entire firearms industry, retailers, and shooting ranges life-sustaining businesses and protects them from arbitrary closure during a state of emergency — at a time when you need them the most.

Here is the language of the bill as amended:

Notwithstanding any law or regulation to the contrary now existing or enacted in the future, consistent with the inviolate rights enumerated by Article 1, Sections 21 and 25 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities, and firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, importers, and distributors, inclusive of their employees and agents, shall always constitute life-sustaining businesses in the Commonwealth, which shall never be shuttered or limited in their ability to produce, provide, sell, or otherwise offer firearms, ammunition, firearm accessories, component parts of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories, and all services, training, safety, and practice related to firearms and hunting.

HB 2440 will also bring Pennsylvania in line with the Department of Homeland Security’s Essential Critical Infrastructure guidelines which considers the whole firearms industry essential.

This bill is crucial and must not be allowed to stall in the Senate!

So, please take a moment to send a message (see above) to your state senator to report and pass HB 2440.