proposed laws

PA Bill Number: HB698

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods; and, in special licenses and permits, further providing for disabled ...

Description: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods; and, in special licenses and permits, further providing for disab ...

Last Action: Referred to GAME AND FISHERIES

Last Action Date: Mar 3, 2015

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upcoming events

Firearms Law Seminar - 03/7/2015
Berks - Fire/Water Restorations 1145 Commons Blvd., Reading, PA 19605

Beaver County Sportsmen's Conservation League 2nd Amendment Action Day Banquet - 03/7/2015
Monica Turners 1700 Old Brodhead Rd., Monaca, PA 15061

FOAC Monthly Meeting - March - 2015 - 03/8/2015
Scott Township Municpal Building 301 Lindsay Road Carnegie PA 15106

Quote Of The Week

When the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man, - who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia. - George Mason (1725-1792), speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 14, 1778

Bi-partisan background check bill introduced in U.S. House :: 03/05/2015

It’s been a few years since a bi-partisan attempt at passing a universal background check system has seen the light of day, but a coalition within the U.S. House of Representatives comprised of members from both sides of the aisle is giving it another shot.


Open Carrier Trolls Michigan High School, Triggers Lockdown :: 03/05/2015

A flurry of 911 calls were placed earlier today and a Madison Heights high school full of nervous students was placed on lockdown today after a man when on a stroll through the snow just off campus with a rifle slung across his back and a pistol on his hip.


Police say Obama bullet ban isn't needed, AR-15 round isn't a threat :: 03/05/2015

A top police representative on Tuesday said that there is no history of criminals using a round popular among AR-15 rifle shooters against officers, undermining the Obama administration's argument for banning the 5.56 M855 "lightgreen tip."


Red Summer :: 03/05/2015

In Longview, Texas, in July 1919, S.L. Jones, who was a teacher and a local distributor of the black newspaper the Chicago Defender, investigated the suspicious death of Lemuel Walters. Walters was a black man who was accused of raping a white woman, jailed, and ultimately found dead under “mysterious” circumstances. When the Defender published a story about Walters’ death, asserting that the alleged rape had been a love affair and Walters’ death the result of a lynching, Jones came under attack, beaten by the woman’s brothers.


$19 Gun-Sale Fee Is Constitutional :: 03/05/2015

SACRAMENTO (CN) - A $19 fee on every gun sale in California to fund a firearm enforcement program run by the state Department of Justice is constitutional, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Lawrence O'Neill ruled Monday that the fee falls outside of the scope of the Second Amendment.


Gun rights showdown: Sunnyvale restrictions upheld by appeals court :: 03/05/2015

Sunnyvale's law restricting high-capacity gun magazines is constitutional and justified by legitimate efforts to minimize local gun violence, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.


Number of Shots not valid reason for First Degree Murder Charge :: 03/05/2015

Arizona - -( There is a joke that goes around the gun culture. After a defensive shooting, an attorney asks the person who was defending themselves “Why did you shoot him six times?” The stock punch line is: “Because I ran out of ammunition.”


PA Preemption - 'Typo' in gun lawsuit paperwork filed by Harrisburg triggers default judgment against the city What's in a name? :: 03/04/2015

For Harrisburg, one name left off a court filing in a gun lawsuit could cost the city $21,400 in attorney fees.


Indiana Self-Defense: Police leaning toward self-defense after woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend :: 03/05/2015

Police were no strangers to the apartment at 5844 W. 25th street in Speedway. Police were dispatched to the building again for what would be the most devastating call yet.


Georgia Self-Defense: Homeowner Exchanges '30 To 40 Shots' With Pair Of Burglars :: 03/05/2015

According to recent reports, two would-be robbers met the business end of their victim’s firearm during a break-in this week. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution indicated the resident heard persistent knocking on his front door and, upon realizing the individuals outside were not invited, declined to open the door for them.


Most Minnesota carry permit applications approved :: 03/05/2015

According to data released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, nearly all applications for conceal and carry licenses last year were approved, a fact highlighted by an on-line news site, Bring Me The News.


Connecticut Self-Defense: Police - Bridgeport man shot while attempting robbery :: 03/05/2015

Milford Police say a Bridgeport man was attempting an armed holdup when he was shot by one of his intended victims early Sunday.