Defending the Right to Bear Arms
It was legal to bear arms in Pennsylvania long before the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution came into being.
Article 1 Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Declaration of Rights, as the Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 used to be known, guaranteed that Pennsylvania residents could carry firearms. Written into this Article are the most strongly worded phrases that anyone has ever seen about gun rights and law-abiding citizens and the guns they own. It was the basis for most of the other states’ similar Constitutional clauses, as well as for the United States Constitution. Pennsylvania’s law was published in 1776; the Bill of Rights was not adopted until December 15, 1791, a decade and a half later.Pennsylvania’s Citizens have Always had the Right to Own Guns.
Article 1 Section 21 now states: The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
The power that we citizens have is formed by these words. But, the government sometimes forgets this important right, or doesn’t recognize it. We have the right to protect ourselves and our families. The bad guys don’t announce they’re coming. We need to be prepared for them, which means the right to concealed carry.
The media and groups of activists have tried to make gun ownership a criminal offense. They try to make this most basic of rights appear to not be legitimate, which makes gun owners feel ashamed and stop practicing their right to bear arms. These popular media outlets and activist groups wrongly link lawfully owning and carrying a gun with activities outside the law, like violent crimes, killing sprees, and hostage situations. These groups have an agenda that is at odds with the long-held, classic, Pennsylvanian and American values.
Federal and state gun laws and codes can be confusing and contradictory to both the Pennsylvania and federal Constitutions and to common sense. As a result, many hard-working, well-intentioned, and honest people become criminals by accident. The law, which can be unmerciful and speedy, often fails to give the benefit of the doubt to people who make honest mistakes or simply don’t understand.
The criminal justice system can be confusing. When you’re facing gun violations or charges, you need a skilled lawyer with the determination to win your case. Sean Logue and his associates will walk you through the entire process, from explaining your charges to describing your alternatives. They are experienced and aggressive, with a winning record.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a gun violation in or around the city of Pittsburgh, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney. The Logue Criminal Defense team serves Pittsburgh, PA, and the surrounding areas, including West Virginia and Ohio. To get in touch and schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Defense lawyer from Logue Law Group, call us today at 1-844-PITT-DUI or (412) 389-0805. Or, you can contact us online.
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