On behalf of the City of Harrisburg, I ask for your financial support in establishing a fund to defend our common sense gun ordinances. They prohibit discharging a weapon within the City limits except in cases of self-defense, carrying a firearm in a City park or playground, selling firearms during a declared state of emergency, possessing a weapon in public as an unsupervised child, and failing to report a gun lost or stolen. Donations to the Protect Harisburg Legal Defense Fund are tax-deductible under 1701 (c) of the International Revenue Code. Thanks for helping us Protect Harrisburg!

Mayor Eric Papenfuse

How You Can Help

Please consider a donation to our newly established legal defense fund by making checks out to “City Treasurer” and mailing them to 10 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, 17101. Please write “Legal Defense Fund” in the memo line or sign the petition at the bottom of this webpage and we shall stand strong together against the extreme, bullying tactics of the NRA.


We believe these ordinances are in the best interest of public safety, and Act 192 is nothing more than a reckless payoff by certain members of the state legislature to their political funders in the gun lobby.  This new law upends centuries of settled rulings on standing by opening the door to lawsuits against Pennsylvania municipalities by uninjured plaintiffs from all over the country.

Harrisburg was targeted because of its tenuous financial recovery and the mistaken assumption that we would not have the financial wherewithal to defend ourselves. We will not be intimidated by threats of outrageous lawyers’ fees and staggering court costs.  But we need your help! Make a tax-deductible donation today.

Tax-Deductible Donations

Make checks payable to:
City Treasurer

With the memo:
Protect Harrisburg Legal Defense Fund

Mail checks to:
City of Harrisburg
Attn: City Treasurer
10 N. 2nd St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Sign The Petition

Sign the petition to show your public support for City of Harrisburg gun ordinances by clicking the link below.

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