Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A rally, some lobbying, and passed legislation

I was very pleased to be able to attend the "Second Amendment Liberty in PA SECOND TO NONE" rally yesterday in Harrisburg. I enjoyed seeing some familiar fellow-members of the PAFOA, as well as meeting some for the first time.

The day started with some excellent speeches. Notable guests were Dr. Alan Keyes, Larry Pratt (Gun Owners of America) and Alan Gottleib (Second Amendment foundation). After the one-hour rally, we split up into groups, making visits to individual legislators, both to thank those who supported our cause, and to discuss our difference with those who did not.

After lunch, we made a few more visits, and then at 3:30, went to the House gallery to observe the day's proceedings. We had heard that HB1845 (with attached amendments from below) was on the schedule, but we were unsure if it would actually be called. We were pleasantly surprised to hear it called while we were present, and absolutely thrilled to witness it pass unanimously (200-0).

On our way out, a handful of us stopped for a quick photo outside of the Commonwealth Avenue entrance.

Pictured from left to right are PAFOA users dan, Sebastian, Pro2A, JDePietro, Pa. Patriot and gnbrotz.

1 comment:

Katrinka Yobotz said...

Larry Pratt speaking right now at Constitution Party convention. Live stream available at www.alankeyes.com