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PA Bill Number: HR437

Title: Urging the Congress of the United States and the Department of Defense to expeditiously address the safety and protection of United States Armed ...

Description: Urging the Congress of the United States and the Department of Defense to expeditiously address the safety and protection of United States Armed ...

Last Action: Reported as committed

Last Action Date: Aug 25, 2015

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Afternoon BBQ with Josh First - Candidate for PA Senate 15th District (Dauphin/Perry County) - 09/3/2015
Wagner Community Park 600 Paradise Rd., New Bloomfield, PA 17068


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Scott Township Municipal Building 301 Lindsay Road, Carnegie, PA 15106

Quote Of The Week

"The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for re-election and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once." - Silveira v. Lockyer, 328 F.3d 567 - Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003

Vox "Smart Take" Pushes Gun Confiscation. Here's What Would Happen If They Tried. :: 08/28/2015

Vox’s Zach Beauchamp is suggesting that the United States should follow the lead of Australia’s mandatory gun buyback.

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TV Reporter's Father Wants Laws to Prevent 'Crazy People' from Getting Guns :: 08/28/2015

One day after Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her photographer Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down on live television, Parker’s father is speaking out.

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CBS Pushes Gun Control as 'a Public Health Issue' Like Seat Belts, Airbags, Anti-Smoking :: 08/28/2015

On Thursday, the CBS Evening News seized on the deadly shooting of two local news reporters in Roanoke, Virginia to promote the idea that gun control should be treated like “a public health issue” akin to seat belts, airbags, and anti-smoking campaigns. 

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Star Wars actor calls for Australian gun control in US :: 08/28/2015

Gun rights advocates are questioning the balance structure of the Force following a gun control comment from “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill regarding a recent fatal shooting of two TV news journalists in Virginia this week.

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7th Circuit Court: Illegal Immigrants Have Second Amendment Rights Too :: 08/26/2015

In a case regarding a specific gun control law which bans “unauthorized aliens” (illegal immigrants) from possessing firearms in the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit did the work of a contortionist by upholding the law while also pointing out that they “see no principled way to carve out the Second Amendment and say that the unauthorized (or maybe all noncitizens) are excluded.”

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Cody Wilson's 3D Printed Liberator Lawsuit on Its Way to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals :: 08/26/2015

The landmark lawsuit against the United States State Department filed by gun rights advocate Cody Wilson and the creator of the 3D printed Liberator pistol continues to gain steam, even after a recent setback.

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SAF, NSSF, NRA Team Up in Lawsuit Against Seattle's Firearms Tax :: 08/25/2015

The City of Seattle recently enacted a tax on all firearms and ammunition. There was no point to this tax other than to inconvenience lawful gun owners by making them pay more money to enjoy a constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms (and driving lawful retail businesses from the city.

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Open Carry Group Suing DPS Over Arrests :: 08/25/2015

The state's new Open Carry law is set to take effect in January, but it is obvious that the new law won't ease the tensions between police and groups which call for what is called 'Constitutional Carry,' or the right to carry weapons in public, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

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Texas Self-Defense: Armed resident protects 6 people, including baby, during violent home invasion :: 08/28/2015

A man is dead after a broad daylight home invasion at a Forth Worth apartment this week turned into a shooting with the resident protecting all six people inside, including a 1-month-old baby.

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Ohio Self-Defense: Authorities believe Jackson woman acted in self defense in shooting :: 08/28/2015

JACKSON — Authorities continue to investigate a domestic dispute that resulted in a woman’s fight for her life and the deaths of two men. Jackson Police Chief Carl Eisnaugle believes the woman will not be charged in the incident.

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Tennessee Self-Defense: Armed suspect shot dead by victim during attempted carjacking :: 08/26/2015

Authorities in Nashville are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted robbery and carjacking late Sunday night that left their accomplice dead after one of the intended targets fought back and opened fire.

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The Gun That Wasn't There :: 08/26/2015

The Force Science Institute recently conducted a major study on the performance of human memory under stress.

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