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PA Bill Number: HR525

Title: Recognizing the month of October 2017 as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.

Description: A Resolution recognizing the month of October 2017 as "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.

Last Action: Adopted (191-0)

Last Action Date: Oct 2, 2017

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FOAC Monthly Meeting - November - 2017 - 11/12/2017
South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA

FOAC Monthly Meeting - December - 2017 - 12/10/2017
South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA

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The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws - Ayn Rand Quote from Atlas Shrugged. - Ayn Rand

SLATE & Brady Campaign Employee Argue, Two Guns Per Person Limit :: 10/17/2017

USA – -( According to the critics, the 2013 movie, 2 Guns, was “Formulaic and often jarringly violent,” while resting on “its old-school appeal on the interplay between its charismatic, well-matched stars.”


Background check laws having little effect, gun violence researchers discover :: 10/17/2017

Strict gun laws passed in two states to require background checks for every firearm sale had virtually no effect, a new study has found.


ATF group rebuffs criticism over bump stock approval :: 10/17/2017

The association representing current and former ATF employees has pushed back against critics blaming the agency for approving bump stocks.


Pass Good Gun Laws and Prevent Bad Ones: Slow Down :: 10/17/2017

Arizona -( How does the United States pass good gun laws and prevent bad ones? President Trump had the best response.


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Brady sues ATF for info on leaked 'white paper,' gun dealers :: 10/17/2017

Gun control group Brady Campaign wants federal regulators to cough up documents relating to an internal memo leaked earlier this year advocating relaxed gun policies, according to a lawsuit filed in a D.C. federal court Monday.


Proponents sue Nevada over dormant background check law :: 10/16/2017

Gun control advocates who campaigned for a voter-approved universal background check law that never took effect are suing Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.


9th Circuit Rules There's No Constitutional Right to Sell Firearms. Will the Supreme Court Care? :: 10/12/2017

Does the Second Amendment protect an individual right to sell firearms to the public? No, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in Teixeira v. County of Alameda, a landmark decision affirming the government’s constitutional authority to strictly regulate gun shops. The 9–2 ruling is a victory for gun safety advocates who feared judicial aggrandizement of the right to bear arms could invalidate myriad laws governing firearm commerce. The decision may be imperiled, however, if the plaintiffs appeal to the Supreme Court, where conservative justices are increasingly eager to expand the scope of the Second Amendment.


National gun control group sues bump stock maker :: 10/11/2017

Seeking punitive damages, the Brady Center joined with survivors of the Route 91 Harvest shooting in filing a class action lawsuit against Slide Fire.


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Indiana Self-Defense: Man shoots, kills attempted robber on east side :: 10/16/2017

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Officials are investigating a fatal shooting early Sunday morning as a self-defense case.


Oregon Self-Defense: McMinnville homeowner shoots, wounds intruder :: 10/15/2017

McMINNVILLE, Ore. (KOIN) — A McMinnville homeowner called police early Sunday morning and said they shot an intruder who was attempting to break in. The person shot was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment of his injuries, according to the McMinnville Police Department.


Pennsylvania Self-Defense: 'I got a gun:' A 78-year-old woman's 911 call lands Pitt student homicide suspect Matthew Darby in jail :: 10/14/2017

Pittsburgh, PA — A 78-year-old woman looking out her window called police to report a suspicious man. Police said that man turned out to be Matthew Darby -- a suspect in the death of Pitt student Alina Sheykhet.


Illinois Self-Defense: Attacker with knife flees after woman reveals her concealed carry gun, police say :: 10/13/2017

A woman in Illinois was reportedly able to protect herself with her concealed carry firearm after a stranger with a knife jumped into her car.


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