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PA Bill Number: SB1156

Title: In child protective services, further providing for definitions, for disposition and expunction of unfounded reports and general protective services ...

Description: In child protective services, further providing for definitions, for disposition and expunction of unfounded reports and general protective ...

Last Action: Removed from table

Last Action Date: May 25, 2016

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Scott Township Municipal Building 301 Lindsay Road, Carnegie, PA

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Quote Of The Week

"We repose an unwise confidence in any government, or in any men, when we invest them officially with too much, or an unnecessary quantity of, discretionary power." - Thomas Paine, Serious Address to the People of Philadelphia, 1778

Obama just got one giant step closer towards creating a national gun registry :: 05/27/2016

President Obama is taking a big step towards creating a national gun registry.  Hawaii looks like it is about to provide the federal government with the list of all the gun owners in the state.  Supposedly, keeping a list of gun owners’ names will enable the FBI to tell police if a gun owner ever gets arrested.


FOAC Commentary: Beware the false appeal of gun background checks :: 05/26/2016

If you read a recent PennLive opinion piece about gun background checks by Shira Goodman of CeaseFire Pa., you were treated to another episode the false and misleading narrative that so often is spouted by that organization.


Dear Yahoo, Fire Katie Couric :: 05/26/2016

The case is clear. Katie Couric, a person Yahoo employs to be the face of its news division, was caught in a grotesque deception. Then, when she was publicly exposed, rather than apologizing, she doubled down — defending the choice to cast innocent Americans as ignorant rubes rather than allowing them to speak for themselves. She has lost her credibility. Any news organization that continues to employ her loses its credibility as well.


D.C. Denies That It Ordered Cops to Ignore a Court Order Requiring them To Not Reject Gun Carry Permit Requests for Lack of Good Reason :: 05/26/2016

Devin Watkins wrote at The Federalist today that an officer accepting his application for a concealed carry permit in D.C. told him outright that he'd been told by the city's Attorney General's office to ignore a recent court order overturning an old requirement that a permit receiver must have a "good reason" to get his permit. (See Jacob Sullum from last week, "Federal Judge Tells D.C. to Stop Demanding a 'Good Reason' for Carrying a Gun.")


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D.C. moves to appeal ruling shooting down concealed carry law :: 05/27/2016

The District’s Attorney General is moving quickly to appeal a federal judge’s ruling which last week blocked city officials from requiring gun owners to provide a “good reason” in order to get a permit to carry a concealed firearm in the nation’s capital.


Gun rights group sues over state law banning use of Assembly videos :: 05/27/2016

Second Amendment advocates are taking California officials into federal court arguing an obscure law preventing the use of videos taken during lawmaker debate violates the First Amendment.


Pennsylvania: Court hands gun permit holders win in privacy violation suit :: 05/23/2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania appeals court is reviving a lawsuit by four people with permits to carry concealed weapons who argue the sheriff shouldn’t be sending notices about their permits by postcards without envelopes.


Mossberg sues 12 companies over trigger patent :: 05/23/2016

Connecticut gun maker O.F. Mossberg & Sons sued 12 separate companies last week over alleged infringements of a patented trigger design.


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North Carolina Self-Defense: Homeowner Plugs Machete-Wielding Burglar :: 05/26/2016

In Sampson County, North Carolina, a homeowner was forced to shoot a burglar wielding a machete in his home Friday morning, the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Indiana Self-Defense: Man shoots wife's nunchuck-wielding ex-husband after cell phone dispute :: 05/26/2016

HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind (WISH) – A man becomes his wife’s hero, after fighting off an intruder. That intruder, police say, was her ex-husband who was wielding nunchucks.


Louisiana Self-Defense: Sheriffs Office: Homeowner shoots, kills man who broke into trailer home near Port Allen :: 05/24/2016

A homeowner shot and killed a Port Allen man who authorities believe was in the middle of a home invasion armed robbery of the homeowner’s residence Thursday night, West Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies said.


Michigan Self-Defense: Homeowner on Detroits west side shoots intruder :: 05/24/2016

DETROIT (WXYZ) - It was a harrowing encounter on Detroit’s west side, when a homeowner shot the intruder who was holding him and his wife at gun point.


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