In 2011, FOAC pioneered the writing and introduction of Constitutional Carry to the Pennsylvania legislature (as we have done with many bills) with the intent of making Pennsylvania a more constitutionally free and safer society! One of our board members, Rep. Aaron Bernstine, introduced Constitutional Carry in the House of Representatives last session and this session (HB 659) and was joined this session by Sen. Cris Dush (SB 565).
As I’m sure you know, SB 565 passed the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives, in bipartisan fashion in both bodies. To see how your legislators voted, check out the links below:
House Vote on Final Passage: (11/16/2021)
Senate Vote on Final Passage: (11/9/2021)
Now, just ‘one man’ stands between a safer society and the restoration of a freedom that was taken away from Pennsylvanians 90 years ago in 1931, JUST ONE MAN! The Gov. has three ways he can deal with this legislation; he can sign the legislation into law, he can ignore the legislation and after 10 days it becomes law, or he can veto the bill.
I’m NOT going to kid you, while the odds for this bill becoming law are against us, considering how the current Gov. favors the anti-gun groups and their wealth of lies against the lawful use of firearms and personal self-defense, that does not mean that we should stay silent and NOT exercise every legal option we have to put pressure on the governor for him to realize that every day Pennsylvanians are deeply in support of bringing this measure to Pennsylvania and that he represents ALL citizens. All of us know that you can’t win every battle but we are gauged by our willingness to fight to the last breath, tradition/reputation that Americans have throughout the world! So, if you haven’t communicated to the governor your support for this legislation yet, I strongly encourage you to use the contact info below to register your opinion and position:
Governor Tom Wolf:
Phone: (717) 787-2500 or (412) 565-5700
Fax: (717) 772-8284
508 Main Capitol Building Harrisburg, PA 17120
Website Contact Form: https://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/
IF you would like draft responses to consider for your contacts to the Governor, click the link below that you can use to start your comments by copying and pasting into the Governor’s form:
(*You can also use the drafts above to send into your local newspaper too, if you would like!)
The anti-gun groups and many Democrats continue to froth at the mouth about this becoming law, just like they were doing in 1988 with the License to Carry legislation then and with FOAC’s Castle Doctrine for 8 years. Their track record of lies and misinformation continues even though CeaseFire PA and Mom’s Demand Action have been shown, repeatedly, to be well-funded liars with all their dogmatic claims!
Our history is replete with examples of individuals taking a stand when it appeared hopeless such as the Texas fight at the Alamo amongst many others. In each case, history has shown how these courageous stands have led to ultimate victory and the fight over this legislation is just as important!
We are asking you to continue to honor our Founding Fathers and the historical tradition of ‘standing our ground’ to ensure that elected officials do the ‘right thing’. I get told all the time that politicians don’t ‘DO’ anything, well now the House and Senate have and it is time for US to shrug off all the excuses and apathy and stand up and be counted by telling Governor Wolf to recognize the duty he has to ALL the people of Pennsylvania.
For more information go to www.foac-pac.org