proposed laws

PA Bill Number: HB1192

Title: To provide from the General Fund for the expenses of the Executive and Judicial Departments, the State Government Support Agencies and the General ...

Description: To provide from the General Fund for the expenses of the Executive and Judicial Departments, the State Government Support Agencies and the Genera ...

Last Action: Motion to override Governor's Veto Message, MCH-Early Childhood Home Visiting, defeated (115-83)

Last Action Date: Aug 25, 2015

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upcoming events

Afternoon BBQ with Josh First - Candidate for PA Senate 15th District (Dauphin/Perry County) - 09/3/2015
Wagner Community Park 600 Paradise Rd., New Bloomfield, PA 17068


Freedom in the Park - 09/5/2015
South Park (Grants Grove) 100 Stone Mance Drive, South Park, PA


FOAC Monthly Meeting - September - 2015 - 09/13/2015
Scott Township Municpal Building 301 Lindsay Road Carnegie PA 15106

Quote Of The Week

"The essence of government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse." - James Madison, speech in the Virginia constitutional convention, 1829

Duke Researcher Shows Cars are Riskier Than Guns :: 09/02/2015

Don’t make a silly and controversial memes, like this one. If you do, it might spur people to dig into your claims, and them show you to be a complete and utter fool:

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Salon: America Has Reached the 'Gun Control Tipping Point' :: 09/02/2015

On August 30, Salon suggested society may have reached a tipping point, where Americans are unable–or unwilling–to think of supporting any new gun control proposed by “extremes.”

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Gun control groups accused of 'swatting' open-carry permit holders, putting lives at risk :: 09/02/2015

Second Amendment groups are accusing the gun control lobby of putting law-abiding owners of firearms in danger by urging people to call the police on anyone carrying a gun in public.

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Fatal Firearm Accidents vs Private Gun Ownership 1965 - 2013 :: 09/02/2015

The number of fatal firearm accidents, or unintentional firearm fatalities, have been falling for more than 50 years.  At the same time, the number of firearms in the United States has been steadily rising.

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more gun related news

Foster parents lose kids over legally owned firearm :: 09/02/2015

A Las Vegas couple who have been foster parents for more than five years and taken in over 100 kids is fighting to get back their foster license after it was revoked in July over an incident which had them pulling a gun in self-defense.

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Sig Sauer sued over Mexican drug cartel murder :: 09/02/2015

Firearms manufacturer Sig Sauer is being sued for allegedly providing the pistol used by a Mexican drug cartel member to kill 12 people, including a prominent human rights activist, in 2010, German news network Deutsche Welle reported Monday.

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California's 10-day gun registration waiting period found unconstitutional :: 09/01/2015

Second Amendment activists scored a huge victory last Tuesday when a federal judge struck down California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases.

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Circuit Court Overextends on Second Amendment :: 09/01/2015

In June of this year, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of an illegal alien who had appealed his conviction on a federal firearms offense for possessing a bullet. (There is evidence he also had the gun itself in his possession earlier in the evening of his arrest, though it wasn't on him when taken into custody.)

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Maine Self-Defense: Homeowner Saves Himself By Shooting Violent Felon In Maine :: 09/02/2015

A Rockland, Maine man who had been the victim of two previous burglaries is safe after he shot a home invader with a violent past.

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Mississippi Self-Defense: Fatal shots fired during domestic disturbance believed to be in self-defense :: 09/02/2015

A domestic dispute between a couple in their Vancleave, Mississippi, home ended in fatal gunshots, but a source close to the investigation told The Mississippi Press the shots were likely fired in self-defense.

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Force Science Institute: Memory of Shooting Inherently Unreliable :: 09/02/2015

According to a Force Science Institute study [full report after the jump], a police officer’s memory after a shooting is highly unreliable. Same goes for you. That’s why you should never agree to a post-defensive gun use police interview without a lawyer present (but do provide details that can help the police apprehend criminals or identify witnesses).

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Emerson Combat Series: Hand Gun To Empty Hand And Back - Integrated Fighting Skills :: 08/29/2015

You awaken with a start from a sound sleep. Your wife asks frantically, “Did you hear that? Someone’s in the house!” “Stay here – call 911” you answer as you reach to your nightstand drawer. Inside is your loaded, 45 pistol, you keep for self-defense.

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