HARRISBURG – Some state lawmakers and gun rights supporters rallied at the state Capitol to announce introduction of the Right To Bear Arms Protection Act. Sen. Doug Mastriano of Adams, Cumberland, & York Counties is a sponsor of Senate Bill 624 to protect the rights of law-abiding PA gun owners against encroachments from the federal government. Cameron County Sen. Cris Dush, a co-author of the bill, said law-abiding firearm owners should not have their rights restrained by misguided – and frankly, largely symbolic – efforts to mitigate the illegal use of weapons. The bill forbids state and local government officials from enforcing new unconstitutional federal gun restriction laws, regulations, and executive orders enacted after December 31, 2020. It will also provide for civil penalties for any state or local government official who conspires with federal agents in the enforcement of new federal gun restriction laws and remove any qualified immunity for public officials engaging in such cooperation. It also mandates the Attorney General prosecute such collaborators and defend Pennsylvanians and forbid local government from accepting federal money to enforce gun restriction measures. The bill is before the Senate State Government Committee for consideration.