Concerns about Lost & Stolen Legislation for Lawmakers

When the professional lobbyists from New York City & Washington, DC show up at your local meetings or at the State House, it can be tough to get answers to real questions about what “Lost & Stolen” laws will mean for your community.

But when Pennsylvanians want real answers to crime and responsible spending, these out-of-state special interest groups come up short. Here we answer real concerns for policymakers who are serious about reform.

What is the Cost of Lost & Stolen Legislation?

Who processes Lost & Stolen reports? What software is used to track them? How much are the lawsuits going to cost? Most importantly, who pays for it all? The answer to that question is you and your constituents. Before further burdening your budget during tough economic times, consider the true costs of Lost & Stolen Legislation. » Read More »

Does Lost & Stolen Legislation Deter Crime?

How are small fines proposed by gun-control groups supposed to deter straw purchasers when dozens of state and federal felonies that can result in decades worth of jail time don’t? You owe it to your constituents & taxpayers to ask this question before considering a Lost & Stolen law. » Read More »

Is Lost & Stolen Legislation Legal?

One of the big questions about Lost & Stolen legislation is whether it is even constitutional. The Attorney General says no, and the groups proposing it won’t guarantee you won’t get sued for enacting it. Are you willing to bet the bank on a special interest’s legislative gamble? Perhaps you should look into the legality of Lost & Stolen legislation. » Read More »