proposed laws

PA Bill Number: SB166

Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and providing for order for limited access; and, in governance of ...

Description: In criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and providing for order for limited access; and, in governance ...

Last Action: Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS

Last Action Date: Jun 30, 2015

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upcoming events

The Law of Guns in Pennsylvania - 07/8/2015
CLE Conference Center 1010 Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA

3% ERs in Protest of a Nation in Distress - 07/11/2015
Independence Hall 520 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

FOAC Monthly Meeting - July - 2015 - 07/12/2015
Scott Township Municpal Building 301 Lindsay Road Carnegie PA 15106

Quote Of The Week

"But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations. ... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution." - John Adams (1813)

Ignorance & dereliction on guns :: 07/05/2015

A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said he had “a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations.” That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting and protect ourselves against criminals.


Incendiary Image of the Day: Freedom's Just Another Word for Fascism. :: 07/05/2015

Apparently Freedom means being free from “gun violence”? The only way to remove the threat of firearms-related crime would be to remove all the criminals. And crazies. And the potential criminals and crazies (as defined by anti-gunners, of course). The idea that government could restrict guns to the point where we’d be free from the threat of firearms-related crime and assault is utopianism at its finest.


Question of the Day: Would America Benefit From Australia's Gun Laws? :: 07/04/2015

An Australian student writes:


Subtle anti-gun media bias is tyranny of a different sort :: 07/04/2015

A story in yesterday’s U.S. News and World Report contained a reference to “so-called Second Amendment rights,” while another piece in that same publication back on June 23 suggested that Americans “feared increased gun control” because of the “first black president.”


The Future of Open Carry in California Looks Bright :: 07/04/2015

On June 16, 2015 before an en banc panel of eleven judges of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Circuit Judge Carlos Bea asked the California Solicitor General a yes or no question. Does the core right of the Second Amendment extend beyond the home?


Gun shop settles over alleged straw purchase murder-suicide :: 07/03/2015

A Kansas gun shop agreed to pay $132,000 to the wife of a man who fatally shot their 8-year-old son and himself with a gun legally purchased there.


David Codrea: Case SCOTUS Didn’t Hear Points to Larger Concern for Gun Owners :: 07/03/2015

The fallout from two recent Supreme Court rulings is receiving needed attention, as it’s up to activist gun owners to keep apprised of looming threats and opportunities, and to minimize damage/maximize gains of case outcomes. For one decision, Gun Owners of America has been at the forefront of warning against the anti-gun dangers hidden in Obamacare.


D.C. Gun Fight Advancing Through Courts :: 07/01/2015

A federal appeals court has expedited the case of a trio of men who filed suit against the District of Columbia in February after being denied handgun carry licenses, and ruled that D.C. can keep enforcing a key provision of its concealed carry licensing system in the meantime.


GUNFIGHT: Officer Surprises Armed Escaped Prisoner On Trespassing Call :: 07/04/2015

One thing my friends in law enforcement is that there is never a “routine call” until the call is over. What they mean is that even the most benign incident can sometimes turn incredibly dangerous in a matter of a split second.


Illinois Self-Defense: Police say Genoa woman acted in self-defense in stabbing :: 07/04/2015

GENOA – A Genoa woman was trying get away from her husband, who had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the state’s legal limit for driving, when she stabbed him in the chest and killed him, according to police reports. Giving few details, police and prosecutors announced in June that Kendra Burno, 43, acted in self-defense May 14 when she stabbed her husband, Jene Burno, in their Genoa home.


Home Invasion Survivor: "Guns Saved My Life." :: 07/03/2015

Eighteen years ago, Mike and Susan Gonzalez were both shot during a home invasion. During a struggle with their attackers, the injured woman grabbed her husband’s pistol and opened fire.


Nevada Self-Defense: AK-47s SAVE LIVES: Las Vegas Man Uses Iconic Rifle To Successfully Defend Family During Home Invasion :: 07/03/2015

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were called to the scene of a home invasion Tuesday morning, only to discover that a 23-year-old resident armed with a semi-automatic AKM had already driven off both home invaders, saving the lives of his mother and three siblings.