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PA Bill Number: SR293

Title: Directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of school safety in this Commonwealth and report its findings to ...

Description: Directing the Joint State Government Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of school safety in this Commonwealth and report its findings to ...

Last Action: Re-committed to EDUCATION

Last Action Date: Jun 22, 2018

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FOAC Monthly Meeting - July 2018 - 07/8/2018
South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road


FOAC Monthly Meeting - August 2018 - 08/12/2018
South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road


FOAC - 2nd Amendment Rally - Butler - 08/18/2018
Diamond Park - Butler County South Main Street, Butler

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Quote Of The Week

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." - Cicero

Time for a History Lesson About Gun Control :: 06/23/2018

Advocates of “commonsense gun safety” measures have been promoting two major objectives.  One is universal background checks, about which the National Institute of Justice wrote “effectiveness depends on . . . requiring gun registration.”  Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) just introduced a bill in Congress that would do just that – create a national registry of all firearm owners.

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Anti-Gun Activist Michael Bloomberg Plans to Dump 80 Million On 2018 Elections :: 06/23/2018

Well, guess who is ready to dole out some cash to Democrats: former New York Mayor and anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg. The billionaire plans to pour $80 million to help Democrats flip the House, though he hasn’t released his targeted races yet. He is reportedly playing it safe; avoiding the more conservative rural areas of the country, where his pro-gun control agenda is anathema to voters (via NYT):

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CPRC: Illinois: More evidence that concealed handgun permits holders are extremely law-abiding :: 06/23/2018

The Chicago Tribune ran an article on Friday under the headline: “Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why?”  The article lists 38 cases where a person with a concealed handgun permit discharged a gun.  The cases go back to 2014, and Illinois first started issuing concealed handgun permits in February that year.  There have been no criminal convictions for any of these permit holders, and just five face criminal charges that are related to their permits.

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The Second Amendment had nothing to do with slavery :: 06/23/2018

For 20 years now, a well-meaning law professor has been peddling the fiction that the Second Amendment – guaranteeing the right of Americans to keep and bear arms – was adopted to protect slavery. He first proposed this in a 1998 law review article and trotted it out again in a recent New York Times op-ed.

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Medical Marijuana and Gun Laws Collide :: 06/21/2018

If you have a medical marijuana card, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun.

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Court Denies Chicago Suburb Ban On Semi-Auto Guns :: 06/17/2018

An Illinois circuit court judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order against a pending local ban on “assault weapons” just before it was to take effect.

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Colorado's NRA affiliate sues Boulder in bid to block assault-weapon ban :: 06/15/2018

The Colorado affiliate of the National Rifle Association sued Boulder on Thursday in an effort to prevent the city from enforcing its assault-weapon ban that takes effect Friday.

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Supreme Court gives voters more freedom to wear political T-shirts to polling places :: 06/15/2018

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court gave voters slightly more freedom to wear political T-shirts or buttons when they go to cast a ballot, striking down a broad Minnesota law that imposed a “political apparel ban.”

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Georgia Self-Defense: Gun owner saves pregnant pizza driver from beating, robbery :: 06/23/2018

A pregnant woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution after a gun owner stopped her from being assaulted and robbed, police say.  (kali9)

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Homeowner shoots home invader in Schuylkill County :: 06/19/2018

NORTH MANHEIM TWP., Pa. - A home invasion turned bloody when the homeowner shot the man who entered and vandalized his home, according to police in Schuylkill County.

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Washington Self-Defense: Carjacking suspect dead outside Walmart store after armed citizens take action, police say :: 06/18/2018

Two armed citizens were credited for taking action Sunday when a carjacking suspect when on a rampage in Washington state, about 30 miles southwest of Tacoma.

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Georgia Self-Defense: Couple fends off trio of armed suspects inside DeKalb County Kroger :: 06/16/2018

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police say three suspects who allegedly followed a couple shopping at a DeKalb County grocery store Friday afternoon were hospitalized after the couple opened fire on them.

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