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PA Bill Number: HB283

Title: In tax for education, further providing for exclusions from sales and use tax.

Description: In tax for education, further providing for exclusions from sales and use tax. ...

Last Action: Removed from table

Last Action Date: Apr 22, 2015

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Quote Of The Week

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them." - Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833

Tribune-Review: Why Are Americans Abandoning Gun Control? :: 04/24/2015

On Monday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review published a Pew Research poll, showing Americans’ support for gun rights is at its highest point in over 20 years.

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Austin PD Chief Acevedo: Open Carry = "Open Season For Armed Criminals and Extremists" :: 04/23/2015

SO CLOSE! If only Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo [above] had Tweeted that Texas’ impending permitted open carry law presaged “Open Season ON Armed Criminals and Extremists.” Then again, who gets to decide who’s a criminal? (I seem to remember something about presumed innocence.)

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11 Newtown Families Distance Selves from Sandy Hook Promise Group :: 04/23/2015

The families of 11 people killed in the Newtown shooting rampage in 2012 are making it known that they have no association with a gun control group behind a Tim McGraw concert this summer.

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Pavlich Calls Out Feds for Direct Attack on Vets' 2nd Amendment Rights :: 04/23/2015

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) recently sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, asking why so many veterans are being classified as "mentally defective," and added to the federal gun ban list.

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Aurora theater victim's family may pay $280,000 in Lucky Gunner lawsuit :: 04/24/2015

A federal judge ordered the parents of a Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting victim to pay court costs and attorney fees as a result of a lawsuit filed last year, and the defendants in the case say the family owes around a quarter of a million dollars.

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OK: Judge Rules Gun Ban On Streets & Sidewalks Is Unconstitutional :: 04/23/2015

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- In Oklahoma, Judge Thad Balkman ruled in favor of second amendment supporters when he issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the City of Norman from enforcing a ban on the carry of weapons during the Norman Music Festival.

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D.C. authorities tried to investigate Trey Gowdy and Ken Buck for taking a picture with an AR-15 :: 04/23/2015

Reps Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) just dodged a run-in with the D.C. authorities. According to a report early Tuesday from The Hill, the attorney general’s office was considering an investigation into whether the two broke D.C. law by snapping this picture with Buck’s patriotic (and inoperable) AR-15:

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Ohioans For Concealed Carry Sues City of Cleveland :: 04/23/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - April 21, 2015 - Today Ohioans For Concealed Carry, joined by a member of the organization and resident of Cleveland, filed a taxpayer action against the City of Cleveland challenging illegal gun control legislation City Council adopted April 20th. Further, the organization is seeking Mandamus to compel the city to provide public records requests related to Cleveland gun buy-back events that have been ignored and/or denied for more than five years.

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Texas Self-Defense: Fort Worth Grandmother Pulls Gun To Defend Herself From Knife-Wielding Thug :: 04/22/2015

A 74-year-old Forth Worth grandmother was trying to do a good deed when she gave directions to a young man who approached her minivan in front of a doctor’s officer, asking for help.

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Alabama Self-Defense: Woman shoots husband in self-defense, is shot by officers (VIDEO) :: 04/22/2015

When a man with a history of domestic violence showed up at his estranged wife’s home in Huntsville, Alabama, Sunday evening armed with a gun, she grabbed her own firearm to protect herself, but was subsequently shot by responding officers who arrived at the home to find her holding the weapon.

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Negligent discharge kills officer during range training :: 04/21/2015

I recently learned of yet another accidental negligent discharge.  Unfortunately, this time someone died.

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Illinois Self-Defense: Defensive Gun Use of the Day: Chicago Concealed Carry Uber Driver Shoots Gunman :: 04/20/2015

“The incident began about 11:50 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of North Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square,” chicagotribune.com reports. “The Uber driver was parked on the east side of the street, while [22-year-old Everardo] Custodio was on the west side. . . A group of people were walking in front of the Uber driver on his side of the street when Custodio suddenly began firing at them, causing them to scatter.

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