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PA Bill Number: HB2216

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms prohibited.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for sale of certain toy guns and imitation firearms prohibited. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Jan 15, 2020

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upcoming events

Firearms Seminar hosted by PA Rep. Mike Puskaric - 01/25/2020
Carrick Sportsmen’s Club 3301 Ridge Road, South Park, PA


Keep Cook Rally - 01/25/2020
Valley Inn Social Hall 34 Snyder Avenue, Monongahela, PA


Concealed Carry Education Seminar hosted by PA Senator Doug Mastriano - 01/25/2020
South Mountain Fish and Game Club 11547 Loop Road, Fayetteville, PA

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"If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Winston Churchill

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Judge Slaps Broward County Down Over Gun Control Ordinances :: 01/16/2020

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Northam's Capitol Square Gun Ban Upheld, Will Be Appealed :: 01/16/2020

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