Protecting Second Amendment Rights

We have the God-given right to defend our lives, loved ones and property.

"The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves
and the state shall not be questioned."


Ratified on September 2, 1790, Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution secured the Commonwealth’s legacy as the first state to adopt explicit language in our Constitution, affirming that private citizens have a right to bear arms.

The Castle Doctrine (Act 2 of 2011), reaffirmed our right to bear arms by allowing law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, in self defense and the defense of others. To learn more about the Castle Doctrine, please click here to view and print a brochure about “Knowing Your Rights.”

Representative Metcalfe is the prime sponsor of the Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357). This legislation would require the Commonwealth to intercede on behalf of Pennsylvania citizens against any federal attempt to register, ban or restrict the purchase or ownership of firearms and firearms accessories which are currently legal products. Pennsylvania does not need any new gun control laws.

Representative Metcalfe has also introduced legislation (House Bill 1287) that would prohibit access to information in the Firearms License Validation System from law enforcement personnel, agencies, officers or other authorized agents from states that do not have reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania. 
In 2015, Representative Metcalfe held his 10th annual Second Amendment Action Day on the steps of the State Capitol. Citizens from across the Commonwealth joined in support of protecting the right to keep and bear arms in Pennsylvania. This year’s keynote speaker was Sheriff Richard Mack from Graham County, Arizona.
10th Annual 2nd Amendment Action Day
Representative Metcalfe, Governor Tom Corbett and former Representative (now Congressman) Scott Perry (prime sponsor of the Castle Doctrine) at the bill signing making Castle Doctrine law in Pennsylvania.



The 2014 Second Amendment Action Day

The 2013 Second Amendment Action Day

Securing Our Second Amendment Rights

In Full Support of Our Second Amendment Rights

The Second Amendment is a Fundamental Right

Castle Doctrine Reaffirms Right to Self Defense           

Press Releases 
Metcalfe Refutes Senator’s Nullification Nonsense

Pennsylvania House Republican Members Call on Senator Toomey to Stand Up for Second Amendment Rights

Grove and Metcalfe Roll Out Welcome Mat to Gun Manufacturers: ‘We Are Passionate About Defending the Second Amendment in PA’

Metcalfe Seeks to Make Federal Gun-Grabbing A Criminal Offense in Pennsylvania