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PA Bill Number: HB1247

Title: In protection from abuse, further providing for commencement of proceedings and for relief.

Description: In protection from abuse, further providing for commencement of proceedings and for relief. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Apr 19, 2017

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KIM STOLFER – CHAIRMAN

Kim co-founded Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC), a statewide grassroots Political Action Committee focused on ensuring that the PA Constitutional Right (Article 1, Section 21) and the US Constitutional Right (the 2nd Amendment) continue to be protected and that citizens have the freedom to choose to exercise these rights without intrusive government regulations.  Over the years FOAC has enjoyed many hard fought successes tackling a number of issues such as helping to elect responsible leaders to governmental office as well as enacting laws that respect and restore our freedoms.

As Chairman of FOAC, 2nd V.P. and Legislative Committee Chairman of the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League (the largest and oldest sportsmen's league in the state), Vice Chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Pennsylvania Sportsmen’s Association and as a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET), Kim has become known in the halls of government as a well-spoken advocate for personal freedoms. Kim has written, or co-authored, dozens of pieces of statewide legislation over the years, many of which are now current law, including the most recently passed Castle Doctrine law and Preemption Enhancement law.

Kim has received the “Man of the Year” Award from the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League, the Washington County League of Sportsmen and the Bill of Rights Committee.

Kim Stolfer is a lifelong resident of South Western Pennsylvania, a father, husband and community leader who cares deeply about the future of our nation and our Commonwealth. He has served this nation in uniform as a young man, Kim deployed with his Marine helicopter squadron not only to Japan but later to aid in the helicopter evacuation of military personnel and civilians during the fall of South Vietnam.

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime – Founder (1994)
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Chairman of the Board
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - President
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Life Member
  • Allegheny County Sportsmen's League – 2nd Vice President
  • Allegheny County Sportsmen's League – Legislative Committee Chairman
  • Allegheny County Sportsmen's League – Board Member 22 Years
  • Pennsylvania Sportsmen’s Association - Vice Chairman of the Legislative Committee
  • National Rifle Association – Life Member
  • National Rifle Association - Certified Training Counselor
  • Gun Owners of America – Life Member
  • McDonald Sportsmen's Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association – Member
  • Shooters Active in Firearm Education - Vice-President & Chief Instructor
  • Veteran and Patriots United - Member
  • Veteran United States Marine Corps – Vietnam
  • Marine Corps League - Washington County Chapter

 

Contact Information:

Kim Stolfer

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2015 - 2019

 

LEON BAKER – 1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Leon is a self-employed ceramic tile contractor in south central Pennsylvania. He became interested in using firearms for self-defense after the Virginia Tech incident in 2007. While learning about gun laws he realized how convoluted and slanted they are against gun owners and decided he needed to do what he could to help make changes.

Leon got involved with Firearm Owners Against Crime during the push for expanded castle doctrine legislation and has been working with the organization ever since. He has developed a strong working relationship with many members of the state legislature from across the state and is committed to working to ensure that our 2nd amendment rights are no further violated.

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Life Member
  • National Rifle Association- Member
  • Gun Owners of America- Member
  • Second Amendment Foundation-Member

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2015 - 2019

 

ROGER KRONZ - 2nd Vice President

Mr. Kronz has been a member of Firearms Owners Against Crime for over 20 years. Mr. Kronz served in the United States Army and after leaving the service he began his career as a steam fitter Local Union 449.

After retiring Mr. Kronz has owned and operated several businesses. Mr. Kronz has retired a second time and is a full time grandfather and a full time Second Amendment Activist with Firearms Owners Against Crime.

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Life Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime – Member Since 1995
  • Member - Carrick Sportsmen's Club
  • National Rifle Association – (Patron) Life Member
  • Veteran United States Army
  • Retired Steamfitter Local Union 449
  • Retired Business Owner
  • Full Time Grandfather

 

Contact Information:

Roger Kronz

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2015 - 2019

 

HERB OHLIGER – TREASURER

Mr. Ohliger is a life long resident of Allegheny County lives in Scott Township with his wife Danielle, son and daughter. Mr. Ohliger currently owns an information system consulting business that develops software and hardware for both the government and private sector. His clients range from large and small companies in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. Mr. Ohliger is currently working with the Department of Defense in testing, evaluation, selection and deployment of biometric products for physical security, logical access security, identification and force protection. Mr. Ohliger also has a patent on a law enforcement software package and supported the DoD in Iraq during 2005. After returning from Iraq. Mr. Ohliger ran for Sheriff of Allegheny County.

He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in Psychology and Information Science. Mr. Ohliger has been involved in the local community as a member of the Rotary, Chamber of Commerce, President of the Chartiers Valley High School Alumni Association, Scott Conservancy Board Member, Friends of the Scott Township Library, Scott Township Historical Society, Carnegie Historical Society, Chartiers Valley Soccer Association Sponsor and coach, Scott Township Athletic Association Sponsor coach and President of the Association.

Mr. Ohliger’s political experience began in 1983 when he joined the Scott Township Republican Committee. During that time he has served as vice chair and is currently serving his twentieth year as Chairman. He served five terms as a member of the Republican State Committee and served as a Regional Chairman on two occasions for the Republican Committee of Allegheny County. Mr. Ohliger is a former member of the Scott Township Board of Commissioners and he is now a member of the Police Pension Board and School Board Director in the Chartiers Valley School District.

Mr. Ohliger became a member of FOAC during his first of two runs for Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Since joining FOAC he has become the Executive Director and Treasurer. As treasurer he is required to file the organization's political campaign expense reports 5 times a year, follow all IRS regulations and report monthly to the membership.

His political philosophy is simple by way of gun rights. He believes that the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Common Wealth of Pennsylvania clearly articulate a citizen’s right to keep and bear arms.

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Board Treasurer
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime – Life Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime – Member Since 1995
  • National Rifle Association - Life Member
  • Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association – Member
  • Veteran and Patriots United - Member
  • University of Pittsburgh Bachelor of Science - Psychology
  • University of Pittsburgh Bachelor of Science - Information Science
  • Republican Committee of Allegheny County – Member Since 1983
  • Scott Township Republican Committee - Member Since 1983
  • Scott Township Republican Committee – Chairman Since 1988
  • Republican State Committee – Member 1996 – 2008
  • Scott Township Board of Commissioners - Member (1995- 1996)
  • Chartiers Valley School Board – Member (2007 -2011)
  • Scott Township Police Pension Board – Member Since 1997
  • Scott Township Athletic Association – President (2006 – 2015)

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2013 - 2017

 

PAUL FEDORKA

Paul developed his interest in firearms when first being taught to hunt by his father. He is an avid hunter, skeet shooter and enjoys participating in combat pistol, IDPA and re-loading, and has served as a Pennsylvania Deputy State Constable.

He realized his passion for teaching while passing on this knowledge to his own sons. He has served on the boards of several gun clubs and is an active member of the Firearms Owners Against Crime, IDPA and National Rifle Association.

He is now devoting much of his time to teaching others. Paul is one of only 123 shooters to become a three time National Rifle Association ‘Distinguished Expert’ in pistol, shotgun and rifle marksmanship. National Rifle Association Training Counselor Certified to teach National Rifle Association Instructors in Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety, Personal Protection, Reloading and Range Safety Officer. 

Paul’s teaching philosophy is pretty simple: Take what you learn in our classes and practice, practice, practice.

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Board Member
  • Shooters Active in Firearm Education – Co-Founder / Training Counselor / Instructor

 

Contact Information:

Paul Fedorka

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2013 - 2017

 

CHARLES P. GALLO PhD

Dr. Gallo is a Clinical Psychologist and the owner and Director of East Suburban Psychological Associates, a large mental health practice in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gallo’s practice has been effectively serving the community since 1978. The foundational philosophy of the practice is the encouragement of the exercise of Freedom. In this context Freedom is understood as the right and ability of an individual to make choices about his/her health. In order to empower individual choice knowledge is necessary. To that end ESPA helps educate patients as to various options and directions that are available to them so that they can determine what choice's would work best for them. For example, due to the significant side effects of psychotropic medication rather than considering these drugs as the standard first line of treatment, ESPA provides information to patients to help them learn about other effective options available to them. Dr. Gallo is a fellow of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and due to his many years in the field has achieved Life Status membership in the American Psychological Association. While ESPA provides treatment for a wide variety of problems to all age groups, Dr. Gallo specializes in the areas of anxiety disorders, depression and addiction with adults.

Dr. Gallo purchased his first firearm as a young teenager, a Remington 22 rifle, with money earned from a paper route and lawn mowing business and spent many enjoyable times target shooting at the range. Over the years his interest in target shooting led to realizing that a firearm is the second best tool we have for personal protection – the first being one’s mind with the right attitude. As a responsible firearm owner he took steps over the years to acquire instruction and training in safe firearm ownership, in defensive shooting and regarding laws pertaining to firearm ownership and the use of lethal force. He has obtained certification as a firearm and crime prevention instructor in order to share this knowledge with interested others. He offers crime prevention education to local community groups as a way of encouraging individual and family safety and self-sufficiency as well as a way of giving back to the community.

Dr. Gallo is a long time freedom advocate and has been active in the local political process in order to support candidates and legislation consistent with this value. He is a board member of People for Liberty a local organization whose mission is the defense of life, liberty, private property, self-protection and the pursuit of happiness. People for Liberty have presented many local events in defense of the same. Dr. Gallo has also addressed groups on understanding the meaning and importance of the Second Amendment as well as our Pennsylvania article 1 section 21.

The knowledge and skills acquired over the years proved to be of critical importance in an incident in which Dr. Gallo found himself facing the immediate threat of death or severe bodily injury as the result of an attack by a seriously impaired road ragger. Through the use of a firearm he was able to stop the threat and save both his passenger and himself from serious harm. As a result, no injuries occurred. However, due to a district attorney with an anti-firearm ownership and anti-self-defense orientation as well as local police officials who lacked the courage to stand in support of lawful self-defense, Dr. Gallo was prosecuted for several charges including attempted homicide. This gave him invaluable personal experience with the internal workings of and the biases of the justice system against firearm ownership and the lawful and responsible use of force by law abiding citizens. Firearms Owners Against Crime gave critical support, assistance and worked with Dr. Gallo’s legal team to effect the dropping of all charges. Should any of the charges been successfully prosecuted Dr. Gallo would have faced a loss both of his professional license and the end of a forty year successful career as a health professional. While a welcome decision, this process was costly both, financially and emotionally but also conveyed an important lesson, i.e. While responsible firearm ownership saves lives, a law abiding individual who legally and responsibly protects himself or his/her family from serious harm will tend to be treated as a criminal by individuals in our justice system and the media. This experience served to increase Dr. Gallo’s activism in several ways, First it drove home the point that it is imperative to work with legislators to counter this bias by passing legislation which strengthens the protection of lawful self-defense and to support candidates who respect this inalienable right. Second, it made clear how critical it is for Pennsylvania residents to have an effective organization like Firearms Owners Against Crime in our state working to protect our rights and freedom and serving as a resource for all law abiding firearm owners. We are fortunate to have FOAC here for us – all Pennsylvania firearm owners, whether sportsmen, collectors, target shooters or those concerned with personal protection should join and support FOAC to insure the future of our rights. Third, while it served to strengthen Dr. Gallo’s efforts to educate interested individuals in safe and responsible firearm ownership it also added his desire to help others learn from his experience by sharing the important additional critical knowledge that he derived from it regarding navigating through the legal and other consequences which follow in the aftermath of a responsible self-protection action.

  • Clinical Psychologist and Director, East Suburban Psychological Associates
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime Regional Coordinator
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime County Coordinator (Westmoreland County)
  • Westmoreland Sheriff Support Unit - Board Member
  • People for Liberty - Co-Chairman and Board Member
  • National Rifle Association - Endowment Life Member
  • National Rifle Association - Certified Instructor & Range Safety Officer
  • JPFO - Life Member
  • Second Amendment Foundation - Life Member
  • Gun Owners of America - Member

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2013 - 2017

 

Joe Sweeney

Joe works in the healthcare industry as a surgical technologist for a world renowned orthopedic hospital, assisting surgeons in a variety of orthopedic procedures, a challenging and rewarding career helping better people's lives.

Joe, a lifelong hunter and sportsman, enjoys mentoring his son and other youth, passing the torch while teaching respect for firearms, the game we hunt and each other as was taught to him. He feels these values will ensure the freedoms we enjoy for generations to come.

In addition to Firearms Owners Against Crime(FOAC), Joe also served as a board member of Concerned Gun Owners of Pennsylvania(CGOPA) in SEPA before their merger with FOAC which further strengthens our ability to defend the Right to Keep and Bear Arms afforded to us by the U.S. (2nd Amendment) & PA Constitutions (Article 1, Section 21). Having taken a similar oath as a U.S. Army Infantryman, he strongly believes our elected officials should be held accountable to their oath of office to support and defend the Constitution.

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime Regional Coordinator
  • Oathkeepers - Member
  • Holmesburg Fish & Game Protective Assn. - Member
  • National Rifle Association - Member
  • Veteran - U.S. Army (Infantryman)

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2015 - 2019

 

Alycia Lightheart

My names Alycia Lightheart, I’m 23 years old. I'm from a younger generation with a high degree of energy, enthusiasm and steadfast commitment to defending freedom and the 2 amendment that is badly needed.

I have several years of ROTC training.

I volunteer at the election polls, gun shows and other events for FOAC. I'm a licensed CC firearm owner to protect myself and my 2 year old daughter. I teach her firearm safety and will eventually teach her responsible shooting skills. I continuously find myself engaged in impactful discussions at school surrounded by liberal anti gunners. I can bring a youthful viewpoint to help attract younger members to the group.

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime – Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime – Event Coordinator of Support Staff
  • Firearms Owners against Crime – Member Since 2014

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2015 – 2019

 

BOB OLES

Bob is a retired electronics technician from Buckeye Pipeline Co. His interest isn’t primarily with firearms but in the freedom their ownership by the citizens of this country insure. America offers more freedom for the majority of its citizens than any other country on earth. Aside from Divine Providence that our Founding Fathers referred to so often, the 2nd Amendment is the bulwark and insurance ensuring that this freedom will continue. "As one who has benefitted from the work and sacrifice of those who have gone before us, I work, with the others in Firearms Owners Against Crime to help pass it on to succeeding generations."

  • Firearms Owners Against Crime - Board Member
  • Firearms Owners Against Crime – Member Since 2000
  • National Rifle Association - Life Member
  • Gun Owners of America – Member
  • 2nd Amendment Foundation – Member
  • Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club - Member
  • Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club – Executive Board Member
  • Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club – Treasurer
  • Beaver County Sportsmen’s Conservation League - Officer
  • Beaver County Sportsmen’s Conservation League - Secretary
  • Midland Sportsmen's Club Inc.- Member
  • Veteran U. S. Navy – Vietnam - Electronic Technician, Destroyer Tender USS Samuel Gompers

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2013 - 2017

 

Matthew Saccone

Matt resides in Allegheny County and is a proud husband and father.  He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and has worked in both Virginia and Pennsylvania  as a civil engineer.  He is also serving as a civil engineer officer in the United States Air Force.  His hobbies include eating, playing soccer, and shooting sporting clays in his spare time.  Matt is an avid supporter of our (thanks to FOAC) Castle Doctrine. He believes that it is every Americans' God given right to defend himself and his family and it is not his duty to retreat.

  • FOAC Life Member
  • Elizabeth Township Sportsmen Association – Member
  • National Rifle Association - Life Member
  • Currently serving in the United States Air Force

 

Contact Information:

P.O. Box 1111

McMurray, PA 15317

 

Board of Directors Term: 2015 - 2019