On the heels of our amazing rally in support of expanding background checks in PA, the gun lobby is working on a shocking and dangerous plan to undermine public safety by eliminating the PA Background Check System.
You heard that right. Instead of expanding background checks, they want to get rid of the PA Background Check System! And, the House Judiciary Committee is in a position to either give the gun lobby another gift or stop this dangerous effort.
On Tuesday, the Committee will vote on HB 921, which would eliminate PICS, the PA Background Check System. They’ve tried this before, even though law enforcement, the federal authorities, and all the experts agree that the state system is working to make us safer.
Eliminating PICS is dangerous, would make it easier for guns to get into the hands of people who should not have them, and is a short-sighted effort to make the gun lobby feel good when they come to the Capitol to rally for Second Amendment Day.
Well, let’s rain on that parade. They don’t deserve any new gifts or special favors. The legislature works for us!