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PA Bill Number: SB192

Title: In Pennsylvania Game Commission, further providing for powers and duties of commission and for accountability; and, in hunting and furtaking ...

Description: In Pennsylvania Game Commission, further providing for powers and duties of commission and for accountability; and, in hunting and furtaking ... ...

Last Action: Third consideration and final passage (47-2)

Last Action Date: Mar 27, 2017

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South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA

Concealed Carry Seminar - 51st House District - Rep. Matt Dowling - 04/22/2017
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Internal Sheriffs Association email shows that money drives pistol permit law :: 03/27/2017

The battle over SB24 just keeps getting stranger. The legislation introduced by Senator Gerald Allen (R-Tuscaloosa) removes the requirement for Alabamians to obtain a license before carrying a concealed pistol. The Alabama Sheriffs Association doesn't want to change a thing.


Pennsylvania Senate Committee schedules hearing for gun preemption bill :: 03/27/2017

Pennsylvania’s Senate Local Government Committee scheduled a hearing Tuesday for a rebooted preemption bill invalidated by the Supreme Court last year.


Utah drops legal minimum age for concealed carry permit to 18 :: 03/27/2017

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert last week signed a proposal into law that will allow 18-20 year olds in Utah to apply to carry a concealed handgun.


Violence and Utopia - Realism and Idealism in the age of gun control :: 03/27/2017

Evil is hard to accept.  I attended a self-defense training class last week where an expert described how callous and downright evil violent criminals can be. I don’t think I’m a coward, but recognizing evil takes an emotional toll.  I’m not alone in feeling that way. Gun “prohibition” laws give us psychological relief from facing evil.  Projecting evil intent on an inanimate object protects us from having to recognize violence as part of the human condition. By contrast, recognizing evil strips away our innocence and imposes obligations on us.


Analysis - Are firearms with a silencer 'quiet'? :: 03/26/2017

Congress is preparing to debate the so-called Hearing Protection Act, which would streamline the purchase of suppressors for firearms. To buy a suppressor, more popularly known as a silencer, one must meet a number of requirements that result in a nine-month approval process (including submitting fingerprints and a photograph) and a $200 tax stamp. (A silencer generally costs hundreds of dollars, and can easily top $1,000.)


Feinstein Quoted Scalia Out of Context to Push Agenda :: 03/25/2017

U.S.A.-( Anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein quoted the Supreme Court’s 2008 Heller ruling out of context while questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch during this week’s Judiciary Committee hearings in an attempt to legitimize her gun ban agenda, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.


Governor Signs Colorado Switchblade/Gravity Knife Ban Repeal :: 03/25/2017

USA -( Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed SB 17-008, the bill to repeal Colorado's switchblade and gravity knife ban.


Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings :: 03/25/2017

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of Columbia v. Heller “guarantees the individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.”


Constitutional Carry: North Dakota - The 2nd Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit :: 03/24/2017

The legislation–House Bill 1169–passed the House on February 21 by a vote of 83-9. It passed the Senate on March 21 by a vote of 34-13.


Constitutional Carry: South Dakota - Supporters Press State Lawmakers to Overturn Gun Bill Veto :: 03/24/2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gun rights supporters are urging state lawmakers to overturn Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill to allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a permit.


Gun safety best ever, accidental deaths at new low, 0.3 Percent of all in 2015 :: 03/24/2017

Despite gun sales reaching record numbers in the last two years, accidental gun shootings are at an all-time low, a surprising finding by the National Safety Council.


The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors :: 03/24/2017

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on firearm suppressors.


A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales :: 03/23/2017

Government records and interviews with people involved reveal an operation that existed on a murky frontier — between investigating smuggling and being complicit in it. After The New York Times began asking about the operation last summer, the Justice Department disclosed it to the department’s inspector general’s office, which is investigating. The inspector general “expressed serious concerns,” court records show.


Gun Owners of America stress pro-gun changes to American Healthcare Act :: 03/23/2017

Gun Owners of America wants congressional Republicans to strip provisions related to gun ownership from the Obamacare replacement bill scheduled for a vote Thursday in the House.


Unarmed Policing Leaves Officers Sitting Ducks For Terrorism In Britain :: 03/23/2017

Today, the British people are coming to grips with yesterday’s “lone wolf” terror attack in London. A single assailant plowed his vehicle through pedestrian bridge traffic, injuring 29 people and killing three before crashing into a fence outside Parliament. He then exited his vehicle with a large knife in his hand and was confronted by a veteran police officer with 15 years of experience.


Among the priorities of a new Virginia congressman: Void D.C.'s strict gun laws :: 03/22/2017

A freshman Republican congressman from Virginia has introduced legislation to void the District’s strict gun laws as one of his first bills, sparking a retort from Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) that he should pay more attention to the lax gun laws in his own state.


Constitutional Carry: North Dakota constitutional carry bill heads to Gov. Burgum :: 03/22/2017

Lawmakers in the North Dakota Senate on Tuesday gave a big thumbs up to a measure to allow permitless concealed carry in the state, sending the proposal to Gov. Doug Burgum.


Judge Neil Gorsuch addresses 2nd Amendment, Heller as hearings continue :: 03/22/2017

Senate Judiciary Dems asked tough questions of Judge Gorsuch during his marathon first round of questioning on Tuesday.


Pennsylvania: Game Commission Set to Finalize the Proposed Semi-Automatic Rifle Hunting Rules :: 03/22/2017

With only a few days left before the Pennsylvania Game Commission votes for final approval of the proposed rulemaking for the semi-auto rifle hunting law, anti-hunting organizations are attempting to derail progress by pushing their anti-gun agendas.


Democrats Set to Grill Trump's U.S. Supreme Court Nominee :: 03/21/2017

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch faces a grueling day of questioning from Democrats on Tuesday on how he might rule on contentious social issues like abortion and whether he is sufficiently independent from the man who picked him, President Donald Trump.


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