HARRISBURG —Answering the people’s demands that Gov. Tom Wolf’s tyrannical abuse of emergency powers must be stopped and never imposed again, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) officially confirmed today that this year’s Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29, beginning at 11 a.m., on the front steps of the Capitol, in Harrisburg.
“It is precisely the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms which provides the foundation and reinforcement of all the rights recognized and proclaimed in our state and federal constitutions,” said Metcalfe. “This especially includes, Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which clearly states: ‘The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.’”
Identifying specific legislative priorities for this year’s rally, Metcalfe referenced his June 24 vote in support of House Bill 1747
, which would repeal statutes that allow the governor to suspend or limit the sale of firearms during a disaster emergency declaration. Additionally, the bill would repeal a section of the Crimes Code that infringes upon the right to open carry during an emergency declaration. Advancing with strong bipartisan support in the House, House Bill 1747 is now awaiting Senate consideration.
“Message to Tom Wolf: Your blatant, unconstitutional misbehavior in office and callous disregard for the most fundamental civil liberties of your fellow man give this year’s theme of Stand Your Ground Against Socialism even more substantive significance,” said Metcalfe. “You have no authority to imprison any citizen in their home or otherwise rob them of their right to put food on the table. Our right to arm and defend ourselves and our loved ones is non-negotiable, and you can expect us to vigilantly defend these inherent rights on the state Capitol steps on Tuesday, Sept. 29.”
Metcalfe is also encouraging all law-abiding citizens who attend to stay alert and practice social distancing according to CDC guidelines.
Representative Daryl Metcalfe
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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