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Are Democrats really trying to reduce gun violence or find ways to make it more difficult for people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms?

If given the chance, many of them would probably ban all private ownership of firearms, but since they can’t legally do that, they continue to find ways to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to legally obtain a firearm.

Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Philadelphia) has come up with another hurdle for people to go through BEFORE they are allowed to purchase or own a gun in the Keystone State.

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His bill wants to create a ‘firearm eligibility license’ that everyone would need to get from the local law enforcement agency before trying to purchase a firearm.

(Courier Express) – Each legislative session thousands of bills and amendments are introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Only a fraction become law, and an even smaller portion receive wide media coverage.

These bills impact the lives of people living in Pennsylvania every day.

Each week The Sentinel will highlight one bill that has not received widespread attention.

About the bill

When a person wants to buy a handgun or purchase any gun from a licensed dealer, they must undergo a background check through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System.

Not all law enforcement agencies or officials agree with allowing civilians to purchase or possess a firearm.

All it would take is for an officer to disagree with gun ownership or not like the look or mannerism of anyone and they could deny then the right to purchase a firearm.

If the police officer says no, then you can’t even attempt to purchase or fill out a background check form.

Such a law would be highly subjective and have nothing to do with the applicant as much as the views or the officials.

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