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PA Bill Number: SB386

Title: In falsification and intimidation, further providing for the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous ...

Description: In falsification and intimidation, further providing for the offense of unsworn falsification to authorities; and, in firearms and other dangerous ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Feb 16, 2017

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Town Hall: Congressman Lou Barletta - 02/22/2017
Shippensburg University Ceddia Union Building 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA

Town Hall: Congressman Mike Kelly - 02/27/2017
Teletown Hall Conference Call On the phone

Saccone U.S. Senate Campaign Rally & Announcement - 02/27/2017
Harrisburg State Capitol Building (Rotunda) 501 N. 3rd St., Harrisburg, PA

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"During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been leveled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and science are deeply to be regretted, inasmuch as they tend to lessen its usefulness and to sap its safety." - Thomas Jefferson, (1805)

ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair :: 02/21/2017

This month, Congress repealed a rule that would have registered thousands of Social Security recipients with mental disabilities, who have others manage their benefits, into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System to prevent them from owning firearms.


DRGO: Wollschlaeger (FOPA) Again :: 02/21/2017

On February 16 the entire 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on a challenge to Florida’s Firearm Owners’ Privacy Act (a case commonly termed “Docs vs. Glocks”).  The plaintiffs were individual Florida physicians who opposed the law, backed by organized medicine which has made it a crusade for preserving the “free speech” of physicians.  Previously, a three-judge panel from the 11th Circuit had issued three separate opinions upholding the law.  However, the law has never been enforced because it has been a target of legal opposition since it was signed.


Massachusetts Anti-Gunners Pushing 'Gun Violence Tax' :: 02/21/2017

Massachusetts anti-gunners have launched an effort to create a so-called “gun violence tax” ostensibly to pay for “violence prevention efforts,” and the prime sponsor launched her effort by insulting gun owners.


Bill filed to bring South Korean M1s back from overseas :: 02/20/2017

A House measure introduced last week would override the Obama-era State Department’s embargo on thousands of M1 Carbines and Garands long blocked from import.


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Federal Appeals court upholds Maryland assault rifle ban :: 02/21/2017

A federal appeals court upheld Maryland's ban on assault rifles, concluding that the powerful military-style guns outlawed by the measure are not entitled to protection under the Second Amendment.


Jury clears man charged with making illegal silencers :: 02/21/2017

An Ohio machinist arrested last year over what federal agents contended was a shop full of illegal suppressors was found not guilty last week.


Caetano Inspired Lawsuit against Massachusetts Stun Gun Ban :: 02/20/2017

Arizona – -( last direct action by the United States Supreme Court on the Second Amendment was the decision of  Caetano v. Massachusetts. The case was decided in 2016. The Court unanimously held, in the Caetano PER CURIAM decision (pdf), that:


PA: Court overturns conviction of parent with pocketknife at school :: 02/20/2017

The Pennsylvania Superior Court unanimously vacated a man’s weapon conviction over having a knife on him when meeting with officials at his son’s school.


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Ohio Self-Defense: Dairy Queen employee shoots robbery suspect, Mayfield Heights police say :: 02/21/2017

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A Dairy Queen employee shot an armed man who tried to rob the ice cream shop Sunday night, Mayfield Heights police said.


Washington Self-Defense: Home Invasion Ends With Yakima Homeowner Shooting Suspects :: 02/20/2017

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Yakima police are investigating after several masked suspects broke into a home and one was shot by the homeowner.


New Mexico Self-Defense: BCSO investigating shooting during domestic violence incident :: 02/20/2017

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office investigated a shooting near Isleta and Bridge Saturday night.


California Self-Defense: Male shoots subject in alleged self-defense :: 02/17/2017

On February 15, 2017, at approximately 9:13 P.M., officers of the Redding Police Department responded to the intersection of Churn Creek Road and Hartnell Avenue in regards to a report of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers learned that Michael Lake, 27 years of Redding, discharged a firearm at an unidentified male in alleged self-defense. Lake is a valid concealed weapon permit holder.  Lake was cooperative and provided a voluntary statement to investigators.  Lake was released following his statement.   


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