PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Monday morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Chris Stigall spoke with State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, of Butler County, about Second Amendment Action Day, which is taking place tomorrow in Harrisburg, and a potential Senate bill that would allow wine and beer to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores.
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Metcalfe said Pennsylvania is among the leading states in the nation in terms of firearms ownership.
“We do sell a lot of firearms. We have a lot of carry permits that have been issued. [President] Obama has been a person who has motivated many people to go out and get carry permits and buy more firearms because of his attitude toward our Constitution and toward our rights,” he said.
He believes citizens must remain vigilant to ensure the federal government does not take further steps to infringe on gun rights.
“The biggest threat is complacency. For citizens to be complacent in this environment, when you have such lawless behavior by our President, by the Attorney General of the United States and by the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, we really need our citizens to step forward and send a clear message to Washington, D.C. and Attorney General Kane that they’re not going to put up with violations of their law, violations of their Constitution and violations of their rights,” said Metcalfe.
The Second Amendment Action Day activities begin tomorrow at 10 a.m. on the front steps of the Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
On the bill to allow alcohol sales at a wider variety of outlets, Metcalfe does not believe the legislation goes far enough.
“At the minimum, we need to get to the state out of the liquor business. The Senate’s proposals, one after the other, do not remove the state out of the liquor business. To talk about introducing more competition, when you’re really competing with state stores, is not fair to the private sector who would be competing with them. The state does not belong in the liquor business. It’s time to get us out of this business. It’s antiquated. Other states are not doing this like Pennsylvania. They’re letting the market system work and that’s what Pennsylvania should be doing,” he explained.