PA-8: Santarsiero Pushing “No Fly, No Buy” Legislation

Steve SantarsieroWith the Congress agreeing to disagree on gun legislation reform, State Rep. Steve Santarsiero is urging the PA General Assembly to adopt a law to prohibit firearm sales to individuals on terror watch lists and no-fly lists.

HB 1770 – the “No Fly, No Buy” bill – has been sitting in the House Judiciary Committee since it was introduced in January, but Santarsiero announced on Friday that he had collected enough signatures to file a discharge petition.

“A discharge petition is an extraordinary measure that should only be used when a committee is not fulfilling its responsibility to consider important legislation. That is certainly the case here,” Santarsiero said in the press release.

With the petition, HB 1770 will clear the Judiciary Committee and skip the normal legislative process to be put to a full vote in the House, which the State Representative expects will happen this week.

Santarsiero’s renewed push for gun reform comes a week after 49 people were killed in an Orlando nightclub by a lone gunman.

Pennsylvania should enact its own legislation to keep guns out of the hands of extremists, “even if the U.S. Congress refuses to act for the nation,” Santarsiero said.

“Our thoughts, prayers and moments of silence are important to bring us together in grief and support, but they are not enough to solve this growing epidemic,” Santarsiero concluded. “We can protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners while also protecting against more victims of violent extremists with weapons of war.”

Santarsiero is the Democratic nominee in the PA-8 contest against GOP nominee Brian Fitzpatrick.

June 20th, 2016 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 5 Comments

5 thoughts on “PA-8: Santarsiero Pushing “No Fly, No Buy” Legislation”

  1. Mustascheo says:

    And I’m sure this bill has due process built into it, right?

  2. Jack Lyons says:

    It’s tough to pass anything in Harrisburg, where it appears that the major item on the agenda is to make it more difficult for people to vote by proposing legislation promoting racial profiling via the ID card scam.

  3. Marlene says:

    How about stopping state funding for sanctuary cities and illegals and close the borders if he wants to protect us.

  4. John from Lower Make says:

    Good try here. But when Pennsbury needed funding he ran off the floor like a coward and was booed by democrat and republicans alike. I don’t like cowards. Can’t vote for santazero

  5. smarter says:

    The guy who hasn’t been able to pass a single bill in 8 years wants to take that hard work ethic to congress. What a joke.

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