DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
That the general, great and essential principles of liberty and free government may be recognized and unalterably established, WE DECLARE THAT -
Inherent Rights of Mankind
All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and indefeasible rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, of acquiring, possessing and protecting property and reputation, and of pursuing their own happiness.
All power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness. For the advancement of these ends they have at all times an inalienable and indefeasible right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think proper.
Right to Bear Arms
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.
Reservation of Powers in People
To guard against the transgressions of the high powers which we have delegated, we declare that everything in this article is excepted out of the general powers of government and shall forever remain inviolate.
We The People of the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania demand the Governor of Pennsylvania and the elected officials of the Pennsylvania Congress do draft and make into law the prevention of gun confiscation by any government body or representative, both foreign and domestic, in the times of emergency or martial law, or in times of peace and prosperity. The right to arms, whether long-guns, hand-guns, or large caliber weapons, are inherent in the rights of all citizens of the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and enshrined in our constitution.
It is our right and our responsibility to protect the people and the constitution of Pennsylvania. These rights and responsibilities are not to be infringed by any government, for the purposes and authority of the government is held in the hands of the people, and it is the responsibility of the people to protect their government and to protect the rights of the citizens of the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Very recently the President of the United States signed by executive fiat laws that strictly prohibit the rights of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to obtain and own firearms. We receive reports in the news media almost daily of new executive orders to restrict the ownership of personal protection firearms, and the banning of “assault weapons” that were designed to afford citizens of Pennsylvania the ability to fulfill their lawful mission of Article 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. These actions are unlawful.
We read almost daily news articles of citizens of the United States of America being accosted by local governments. Mr. Fillipidis was stopped by a Maryland Transportation Authority Police officer for suspicion of being a “gun owner.” Citizens of New York are now required to register and then destroy their personal firearms, and in Connecticut citizens stood in long lines to comply with new firearm registration and restrictions.
The first step in tyranny is and always will be the disarming of the citizens. To prevent unlawful actions by any government states are enacting laws to protect their citizens. The Mississippi House unanimously passed Bill 485 requiring cities and counties having gun buybacks to offer the guns for sale, and House Bill 705 to prohibit confiscation of personal firearms. House Bill 314 states that city and county governments “may not interfere with the right of citizens to possess firearms” and that state gun laws trump local ones. Pennsylvania citizens must demand laws to protect our constitutional rights and our ability to fulfill our duty to protect these same rights.
Stand and protect the rights of Pennsylvania citizens by signing this petition. Demand your elected officials protect