As in so many states since Parkland, the forces of civilian disarmament are doing their best to move the anti-gun ball forward in Pennsylvania. The house Judiciary Committee there has been taking testimony on a few bills under consideration, including extreme risk protection orders, an “assault weapons” ban, universal background checks and outlawing bump fire stocks.
State representative Jeff Pyle is head of the Pennsylvania House Second Amendment Caucus and he took the time to let the members of the Judiciary Committee know why he’s opposed to “common sense” gun control laws under consideration.
State Rep. Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong County, told the judiciary committee that as the head of the House Second Amendment Caucus, he would strongly oppose any effort to rewrite the laws in a way that interferes with the rights of gun owners.
Pyle added that the state Constitution’s language on gun ownership is even stronger than that found in the U.S. Constitution. While the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,” the state Constitution says: “The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.”
The video below is worth your time, if only to watch the subtle reactions of the Moms Demand Action members behind Rep. Pyle as he makes his reasoned, lucid arguments.
Need we say more? Rep. Pyle is our Gun Hero of the Day.