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PA Bill Number: HR206

Title: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the ...

Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the ...

Last Action: Removed from table

Last Action Date: Mar 25, 2020

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The Frederick House 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA

CANCELLED: Concealed Carry Seminar Sponsored by PA Rep. Puskaric - 04/18/2020
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Gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears :: 04/02/2020

Background checks required to buy firearms have spiked to record numbers in the past month, fueled by a run on guns from Americans worried about their safety during the coronavirus crisis.


Moms Demand to Governors: 'Ignore' Trump Calling Gun Stores 'Essential' :: 04/02/2020

Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety are urging governors around the country to ignore the Donald Trump administration’s labeling of gun stores as “essential” business.


Pa. announces extension for firearms permits, citing coronavirus impacts :: 04/02/2020

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expired on March 19, 2020, or later have been extended to May 30, 2020. The extension is necessary due to the closure of some county courthouses and sheriff’s offices, as well as other protective measures being taken to limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to a press release.


Pennsylvania: Mayor Jim Kenney calls out DA Larry Krasner after gunman shoots five people, including a 1-year-old boy, at North Philly rowhouse :: 04/02/2020

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on Tuesday used the occasion of a virtual news conference about the shooting of five people in North Philadelphia — including a 1-year-old boy — to slam District Attorney Larry Krasner, calling on him to charge gun offenders to the fullest extent of the law.


People think it's wise to get a gun during pandemic, says second amendment attorney as firearms sales soar :: 04/02/2020

An attorney who has argued Second Amendment cases in the Supreme Court has said that record numbers of firearms background checks in March show that people fear an upcoming breakdown of law and order during the coronavirus pandemic.


Biden Has No Wish To Preserve The Nation's Armed Citizenry :: 04/01/2020

U.S.A.-( Joe Biden is the Establishment Democrats’ choice for U.S. President. The American people should have no illusion about that or about what that means and whom it would be that Biden would serve were he to become U.S. President.


District Court Lands Blow Against Bump Stock Ban :: 04/01/2020

In the days of COVID-19, not many people are talking about bump stocks right about now. That’s understandable. After all, they have other things on their minds these days. Yet that doesn’t mean gun rights advocates have forgotten about them, either.


Everytown Law: It's Totally Constitutional To Close Gun Stores Right Now :: 04/01/2020

Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun law firm, Everytown Law, is trying to convince elected officials around the country to shut down gun stores during the current national emergency, and has sent a letter to state and local officials in charge of enforcing COVID-19 emergency closure orders offering up a strategy and legal argument for those who do so. Fortunately for gun owners, and unfortunately for the gun control lobby, their argument doesn’t stand up to the slightest bit of legal scrutiny.


Trump to Anti-Gun Governors: 'Back Off' :: 04/01/2020

For more than 150 years, gun laws in the United States were essential, as written in the Bill of Rights: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” It was not until the second half of the 20th Century that gun control as we know it took hold.  By that time, of course, the United States had survived a bloody civil war, expanded territorially from the eastern seaboard to the Arctic Circle, fought in and emerged victorious in two World Wars, and was the only superpower to stand against the expansionist communist regimes in the Soviet Union and Red China. 


Arlington employee charged for shooting burglar in middle of the night, owner speaks out :: 03/31/2020

Arlington, VA. (ABC7) — The owner of a South Arlington smoke shop is outraged after his employee was charged with multiple crimes for shooting a suspect who had allegedly broken into the business.


Ontario Armed Robberies Another Example Of Gun Control's Failures :: 03/31/2020

Canada has a lot of gun control and they’ve only been working to add still more of it over the last couple of years. They simply don’t trust their citizenry with firearms and are bound and determined to make it more difficult for anyone to get them.


Pandemic Exposes Dangers of So-Called "Universal" Background Checks :: 03/31/2020

U.S.A. -( As the COVID-19 pandemic makes its way across the country, Americans are getting an important lesson in the dangers of placing a prior restraint on the exercise of a constitutional right. The vast increase in those seeking protection in the Second Amendment during this period of uncertainty has caused the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) and Point of Contact State background check systems to buckle. Worse, some jurisdictions that have criminalized the private transfer of firearms have also shut down access to gun stores or their state criminal background check system. This lethal combination of misguided policies has made it impossible for millions of Americans to acquire, or even borrow or lend, firearms during this moment of crisis.


Chicago Crooks No Match For Chicago Armed Citizens :: 03/30/2020

While crime is down in Chicago at the moment, it hasn’t disappeared entirely. There are still bad actors on the streets, but thankfully there are also tens of thousands of concealed carry licensees in the city, and several of them have been forced to protect themselves in recent days.


Everytown Claims Surge In Gun Sales All Because Of NRA Fearmongering :: 03/30/2020

The Michael Bloomberg-backed Everytown For Gun Safety is blasting the Trump administration’s new guidance on critical sectors of the economy, which includes firearm and ammunition manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, calling it “shameful and nonsensical” that the Department of Homeland Security would recommend Americans still have access to their Second Amendment rights during the current emergency.


There is No Emergency Shutdown of the Second Amendment :: 03/30/2020

Give someone power if you want to see their character. Unfortunately, the usual characters have revealed themselves during the Wuhan virus epidemic. Government officials asked citizens to limit their contact with others in order to slow the spread of the virus. Some government officials went well beyond that. They closed roads, released jail inmates, refused to arrest or prosecute suspects, closed gun stores, and refused to process firearms applications. It is precisely during such an emergency that we need government officials to stay within their authority.. and not one inch beyond.


Anti-Gunners Continue To Argue Gun Stores Not "Essential" :: 03/28/2020

As governor after governor declares gun stores as essential businesses, there are those who disagree.


States' actions on guns during coronavirus pandemic raises Second Amendment questions, attorneys say :: 03/28/2020

As cities and states across the country race to manage the coronavirus pandemic, stay-at-home orders have closed gun shops and some mayors have attempted to limit firearms sales. Although these moves are designed to protect the public, they may also be bumping up against Second Amendment protections, legal experts said.


Trump Admin: Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide :: 03/28/2020

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security released updated guidelines naming gun manufacturers and retailers as essential on Saturday, which means they are to stay open and operational nationwide during a Chinese coronavirus shutdown.


ATF, NICS Struggle To Keep Up With Surge In Gun Sales :: 03/27/2020

Gun stores are having a difficult time keeping firearms and ammunition in stock as a surge of new gun owners continues to pour into those stores that remain open, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to learn that the FBI and ATF are also struggling to keep up with the incredible demand we’ve seen over the past two weeks.


To Bear Arms for Self-Defense: A Right of the People or a Privilege of the Few? :: 03/27/2020

During oral argument in the seminal case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy asked counsel for the government whether the Second Amendment’s second clause - “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”[1] - concerned something besides the militia. When counsel replied that those words referred only to “a military context,” Justice Kennedy appeared to disagree by asking the further question, “It had nothing to do with the concern of the remote settler to defend himself and his family against hostile Indian tribes and outlaws, wolves and bears and grizzlies and things like that?”[2] This question suggested that he read the Amendment to protect individual rights. But it also implied that the right extends outside the home, where unfriendly humans and animals would be encountered.


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