House Bill 2060 would require people with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions, or final protection from abuse orders against them to give up their firearms within 24 hours. The plan passed the House 131 to 62. Not a close vote-but there was enough opposition to drag out the debate for more than two hours.
[Representative Daryl Metcalfe voted against the bill]
"Those who are not reasonable, who just want to advance gun control measures in Pennsylvania that are rejected by the majority of our population, they want to ram this through today. This is about gun control," said Butler County Republican Daryl Metcalfe, speaking on the House floor.
He was one of 54 Republicans and eight Democrats who voted against it.