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PA Bill Number: SB969

Title: In inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons.

Description: In inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Dec 1, 2017

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Butler County FOAC Meeting - 12/12/2017
Family Life Church 932 Mercer Rd., Butler, PA


Basic Pistol Class - Classroom and Live Fire Training - 12/15/2017
Beaver Valley Rifle & Pistol Club 505 Constitution Blvd., Beaver Falls, PA

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Florida Carry on Doing the Right Thing for Gun Rights :: 12/11/2017

Florida – -(Ammoland.com)- This week, an alert was issued by the National Rifle Association that Florida Carry was “cutting off its nose to spite its face“. It claimed that Florida Carry's unwillingness to compromise its core values was the reason that we do not have open carry in Florida.

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Mass Murder Limited By Legal Gun Owners :: 12/11/2017

In Rockledge, Florida, at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2017, two armed citizens stopped a mass murder in progress.  Police Chief Joseph P. LaSata of the Rockledge Police Department, made clear the intervention of the armed citizens was responsible for stopping the murderer.  Two employees were shot, one killed, in the parking lot. Then two armed employees intervened. From the transcript of this video from wesh.com:

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Questions on Mueller's Role in Fast and Furious Remain Unanswered :: 12/11/2017

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Yet another key member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe appears to have deep ties to the Democratic Party,” PJ Media reported Friday. “Mueller's ‘Right-Hand Man' on Russia Probe Represented Clinton IT Aide Who Set Up Unsecure Server.”

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Study Claims Gun Sales Increase Accidental Gun Deaths, Doesn't Mention Record Low Accidental Gun Deaths :: 12/11/2017

A Wellesley College study on the post-Sandy Hook surge in gun sales suggests a correlation between such surges and higher accidental gun deaths but ignores the fact that accidental gun deaths hit a record low in 2014.

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10-year-old shoots his 6-year-old sister: Can we keep guns away from children? :: 12/10/2017

In June, a 4-year-old girl in a small South Carolina community was shot by her 6-year-old brother when the gun he was holding accidentally discharged. Carley Mack was fatally struck by a single bullet.

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DRGO: Medical Journalism is Neither :: 12/10/2017

The American Medical Association, via its flagship publication Journal of the American Medical Association, is turning up the heat. Apparently unable to comprehend the shifting American dynamic toward increasing respect for gun owners, they’ve featured several recent commentaries beating the dead horse of the  “public health gun crisis”.

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DRGO: Sociologists Cling to Their Religion Against Guns :: 12/10/2017

Did you know that “gun laws have not been strengthened because ‘a vocal and passionate minority of gun owners continues to feel emotionally and morally dependent on guns’”? Or that “The gun [has become a] sacred object . . . [Gun control for some gun owners] has come to represent an attack [on] masculinity, independence, and moral identity”? And that “The symbol of the gun as morally and existentially empowering is what activates pro-gun policy and anti-government sentiment”?

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Hypocritical, fanciful gun beliefs :: 12/09/2017

It really is remarkable that anti-gun partisans can so blithely toss about bromides, and castigate those they disagree with, over hypothetical and speculative scenarios; they have no apparent regard for actual history and experience. Example: In spite of fervently held beliefs by anti-gunners, citizens exercising their natural, God-given—and constitutionally confirmed—right to self-defense reportedly have over ten thousand defensive uses of guns per year.

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I'm Fed Up with Bigotry Against Concealed Carriers :: 12/09/2017

I am tired of being treated like a second-class citizen. Anti-gun Democrat politicians claim licensed concealed carry holders are dangerous. These bigoted politicians even say recognizing concealed carry permits will give criminals guns. These politicians said licensed gun owners should be put in prison for years.

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Medical marijuana users don't have to turn in guns to cops, Honolulu police chief says :: 12/09/2017

The Honolulu Police Department has been sending letters out to medical marijuana users this year to tell them that they “have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms.”

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Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad, FIX NICS? Are You. . . . :: 12/09/2017

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Are you afraid of the new Fix NICS H.R. 4477 that was attached to H.R. 38, the National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act?

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Reciprocity may be next deadly loophole in our nation's gun laws :: 12/08/2017

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has come out swinging against national concealed carry reciprocity, contending it puts police officers at risk.

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Senate committee presses FBI, ATF for suggestions to Fix NICS :: 12/08/2017

Senators pressed federal law enforcement officials this week for appropriate ways to improve the databases feeding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, but received few clear answers.

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The AP provides another example of how media pushes an anti-gun agenda :: 12/08/2017

It is usually pretty hard to definitively identify media bias. Often pressed for time, reporters are just unaware of opposing opinions or facts. And there is no way for readers to tell what information has been left out. But an Associated Press article, which appeared in hundreds of papers from the Los Angeles Times to the Houston Chronicle, provided a unique peek at how the media selectively picks anti-gun information in order to push for gun control.

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Air Force rolls out reporting reforms in wake of Texas church shooting :: 12/07/2017

The Air Force is requiring higher levels of review before criminal cases are closed in order to ensure required disclosures are reported to the federal gun background-check database, Secretary Heather Wilson told Senate lawmakers Wednesday.

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Citing risk, college cancels Second Amendment activist's speech hours before it begins :: 12/07/2017

Hampshire College, a private liberal arts college in Amherst, Massachusetts, cancelled the speaking engagement of a gun rights activist on its campus mere hours before it began, claiming that the speech merited “extra considerations and precautions.”

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D.C. concealed handgun permit applications doubled in November :: 12/07/2017

Background checks for concealed handgun permits in Washington, D.C. doubled last month, according to federal data.

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GOA Statement On National Reciprocity Passing In House :: 12/07/2017

The Gun Owners of America issued a statement last night regarding H.R. 38. Again, the organization is very critical of the Fix NICS portion of the bill, which was combined in the House with national reciprocity.

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Grassley questions ATF bump stock ruling reversal :: 12/07/2017

(Washington) -- Federal policy in the wake of two mass shootings in the United States this fall was the subject of a U.S. Senate Judiciary hearing Wednesday.

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Gun Control- the Same Old Bigotry with a Different Name :: 12/07/2017

It is all done in the name of Public Safety. That is why elite white males get to have guns for self-defense and you don’t. We saw the data in California where the racial and sexual bigotry was obvious.

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