Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Trying to Restrict the Second Amendment Again!

Philadelphia is at it again – trying to restrict a law-abiding resident’s right to keep and bear arms.  This Thursday, January 27, at 10:00 AM, the Philadelphia City Council will once again attempt to pass several anti-gun measures.  All of these proposed ordinances would violate Pennsylvania’s state preemption statutes which dictate that only the state can enact further firearms regulations: 


Ordinance 080015 – would prohibit the possession or acquisition of firearms by persons charged with certain criminal offenses, while such charges are pending.


Ordinance 080016 – would regulate the acquiring or transferring of any firearm within the City of Philadelphia.  This ordinance would require the applicant to supply the following information on forms provided by the Philadelphia Police Department:

       (a) the name, and any other names by which applicant has been known;

       (b) the home address, and any other addresses at which applicant resided within five

            years immediately prior to application;

       (c) the present business or occupation, and any business or occupation, in which

            applicant has engaged in the five years immediately prior to the application;

       (d) the date and place of birth of applicant;

       (e) the caliber, length of barrel, make, model and, if known, manufacturer’s number of

              the firearm;

       (f) a statement by applicant indicating the date, place, nature and disposition of any

            criminal proceedings brought against the applicant for any offense other than traffic


        (g) name, address and occupation, of the person from whom the firearm is to be

              acquired or transferred; and

        (h) a copy of applicant’s fingerprints and his photograph. 


Ordinance 080034 – would mandate all sales of ammunition for firearms to be reported to the City of Philadelphia Police Department and to require that Department to maintain a registry of such reports.  This ordinance would require any person that sells ammunition for a firearm, pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun shall make a report to the City of Philadelphia Police Department of all of the following within seven days of each such sale:

(a)    Description of the purchase, including type and quantity.

        (b) Name and address of purchaser.

        (c) Date of purchase.


Ordinance 080036 – would establish reporting requirements for the issuance or renewal of licenses to carry firearms within the City of Philadelphia.


To view the city council agenda, please click here.


If you are a resident of Philadelphia, it is crucial that you call the Mayor and your District and At-Large city council member TODAY and urge him or her to oppose these proposed ordinances.


If you live outside Philadelphia call your state legislator today and urge him or her to help stop the unwarranted attacks by Philadelphia City Council.  For contact information or help identifying your state legislator, please click here.


The law-abiding citizens of Philadelphia need your help!



Mayor Michael Nutter

City Hall, Room 116

Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 686-3000



District 1 – Councilman Frank DiCicco

City Hall, Room 332

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3458, (215) 686-3459

Fax: (215) 686-1931


District 2 – Council President Anna Verna

City Hall, Room 405

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3412, (215) 686-3413

Fax: (215) 686-1932


District 3 – Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell

City Hall, Room 408

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3418, (215) 686-3419

Fax: (215) 686-1933


District 4 – Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr.

City Hall, Room 404

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3416, (215) 686-3417

Fax: (215) 686-1934


District 5 – Councilman Darrell Clarke

City Hall, Room 484

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3442, (215) 686-3443

Fax: (215) 686-1901


District 6 – Councilwoman Joan L. Krajewski

City Hall, Room 591

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3444, (215) 686-3445

Fax: (215) 686-1935


District 7 – Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez

City Hall, Room 592

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3448, (215) 686-3449

Fax: (215) 686-1936


District 8 – Councilwoman Donna Miller

City Hall, Room 312

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3424, (215) 686-3425

Fax: (215) 686-1937


District 9 – Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco

City Hall, Room 577

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3454, (215) 686-3455

Fax: (215) 686-1938


District 10 – Councilman Brian J. O’Neill

City Hall, Room 562

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3422, (215) 686-3423

Fax: (215) 686-1939




Councilman W. Wilson Goode, Jr.

City Hall, Room 316

Philadelphia, PA19107

(215) 686-3414, (215) 686-3415

Fax: (215) 686-1928


Councilman William K. Greenlee

City Hall, Room 580

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3446, (215) 686-3447

Fax: (215) 686-1927


Councilman Bill Green

City Hall, Room 599

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3420, (215) 686-3421

Fax: (215) 686-1930


Councilman Jack Kelly

City Hall, Room 594

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3452, (215) 686-3453

Fax: (215) 686-1925


Councilman James Kenney

City Hall, Room 330

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3450,  (215) 686-3451

Fax: (215) 686-2013


Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

City Hall, Room 581

Philadelphia, PA19107

(215) 686-3438, (215) 686-3439

Fax: (215) 686-1926


Councilman Frank Rizzo, Jr.

City Hall, Room 582

Philadelphia, PA19107-3290

(215) 686-3440

Fax: (215) 686-1929