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PA Bill Number: HB440

Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and for ...

Description: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and f ...

Last Action: Re-reported as committed

Last Action Date: Oct 20, 2020

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US General Election - 11/3/2020
United States of America 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC


FOAC Monthly Meeting - 11/8/2020
South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA


FOAC Annual Meeting and Holiday Party - 12/13/2020
Al's Cafe Bethel Park 440 McMurray Rd, Bethel Park, PA

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Weekly Newsletters

FOAC's October Newsletter and Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 10/09/2020

The October FOAC Membership Meeting (Oct. 11th) will be online (only) for all members and interested Second Amendment advocates. The stay-at-home order and mandatory mask order of Gov. Wolf (which is still in effect), caused us to cancel the in-person meeting and will be totally online.

Meeting Connection Details (also available at the end of the newsletter) are as follows:

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday September 27, 2020 :: 09/27/2020

The past two weeks have seen a flurry of activity in Harrisburg regarding Second Amendment issues and our Constitution.

Two pieces of legislation, HB 1747 and HB 2440, are both poised for passage in the Pennsylvania Senate and awaiting the third reading on the floor.

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Saturday September 12th 2020 :: 09/12/2020

The September FOAC Membership Meeting (Sept. 13th) will be online (only) for all members and interested Second Amendment advocates. The stay-at-home order and mandatory mask order of Gov. Wolf (which is still in effect), caused us to cancel the in-person meeting and will be totally online.

Meeting Connection Details (also available at the end of the newsletter) are as follows: Join the FOAC Meeting by Clicking this Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750524586

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Saturday September 12th 2020 :: 09/12/2020

The September FOAC Membership Meeting (Sept. 13th) will be online (only) for all members and interested Second Amendment advocates. The stay-at-home order and mandatory mask order of Gov. Wolf (which is still in effect), caused us to cancel the in-person meeting and will be totally online.

Meeting Connection Details (also available at the end of the newsletter) are as follows: Join the FOAC Meeting by Clicking this Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85750524586

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday August 23rd 2020 :: 08/23/2020

As we continue to struggle with a challenging pandemic, many American cities (Democrat Run) have been under siege. In the midst of all this violence and riots, the rule of law has been abandoned by the same elected officials who swore to uphold it. Law-abiding citizens who found themselves forced to drive through protests have found themselves attacked or left to the mercy of a mob.

Many Americans are indeed now choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights; a national indicator for gun sales is at an all-time high.

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Saturday August 8th 2020 :: 08/08/2020

The August FOAC Membership Meeting (Aug. 9th) will be online (only) for all members and interested Second Amendment advocates. The stay-at-home order and mandatory mask order of Gov. Wolf (which is still in effect), caused us to cancel the in-person meeting and will be totally online.

Meeting Connection Details (also available at the end of the newsletter) are as follows:

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday July 26th 2020 :: 07/26/2020

Politics are real and impactful no matter how much we want to turn our heads away. Politics sets priorities between competing public interests. The process is never perfect. It gets ugly when existing political interests work against your individual rights.

This is why Plato once famously said, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

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FOAC's July 12th Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 07/11/2020

The July FOAC Membership Meeting (July 12th) will be held once again online for all members and interested Second Amendment advocates. As we noted last month, because of the stay-at-home order and mandatory mask order of Gov. Wolf (which has been reengaged, and in consideration of everyone’s health), we have found it necessary to cancel the in-person meeting and will be holding July’s meeting totally online. The details for connection to this meeting are available here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84337417548 at the link for the meeting and at the end of this newsletter. You can view or download a copy of the Meeting Agenda at this Link: Meeting Agenda!

When I use the term Firearm Preemption Law (Title 18, Section 6120), what does that mean to you? It really doesn’t sound that sexy or eye-catching does it? Would it be surprising to you to know that FOAC has been particularly focused on this issue going back into the early 90s? So, what would happen if Pennsylvania preemption law was overturned by the courts?

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday June 28th 2020 :: 06/28/2020

With confirmed reports coming in that as many as 2-million Americans have purchased their first gun in just the past six months, some folks are starting to think about the impact that these new Second Amendment enthusiasts could have on the November elections.

As much as I’d love to think that every new gun owner is going to turn into a voter who will prioritize Constitutional Freedoms over party politics, you and I both know that isn’t going to be the case. There will be plenty of left-leaning new gun owners who cast their votes for anti-gun Democrats in November, even if they now object to a candidate’s position on the Second Amendment.

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FOAC's June 14th Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 06/13/2020

The June FOAC Membership Meeting (June 14th-FLAG Day) will be held once again online for all members and interested Second Amendment advocates. As we noted last month, because of the Pennsylvania Covid-19 Statewide Response to the Corona Virus, and in consideration of everyone’s health, we have found it necessary to cancel the in-person meeting (normally held at the South Fayette Twp. Municipal Bldg.) and will be holding June’s meeting totally online. The details for connection to this meeting are available at the link for the meeting and at the end of this newsletter. You can view or download a copy of the Meeting Agenda at this Link: Meeting Agenda!

PA Primary Developments Overview: Primary Overview Click Here!

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday June 7th 2020 :: 06/07/2020

Beginning in early May we have had to make a choice as an organization to focus on the June 2nd Primary Elections and to that end we have engaged with literally tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians through emails in support of candidates who support the Second Amendment. That is, of course, our main focus but we have run headlong into a horrible problem that is only getting worse ever since the beginning of 2020, interference by big tech.  Big Tech has denied and deleted 'Tens-of-Thousands' of other e-mails because they didn't like the content and our efforts!

That's right, we were denied the ability to communicate with 'Tens-of-Thousands' of MORE 2A supporters in PA because of intentional interference in our efforts and we CAN'T even sue becaue Congress has protected them!!!

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FOAC's May 10th Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 05/09/2020

The May FOAC Membership Meeting (May 10th) will be held once again online for all members and interested Second Amendment advocates. As we noted last month, because of the stay-at-home order of Gov. Wolf (which has been extended until June 4th), and in consideration of everyone’s health, we have found it necessary to cancel the in-person meeting and will be holding May’s meeting totally online. The details for connection to this meeting are available at the link for the meeting and at the end of this newsletter. You can view or download a copy of the Meeting Agenda at this Link: Meeting Agenda!

**We also want to wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all the precious women in our lives who deal with so much these days!

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday April 26th 2020 :: 04/26/2020

We are fast approaching the June 2, 2020 Primary Election and with all of this coronavirus craziness this has been one of the most chaoticand unpredictable primary elections that I can remember, especially in interacting with the candidates! I find myself constantly shaking my head, after 30 years of being involved in politics, at the lack of preparation of candidates running for office on the issues. If anything, it’s gotten worse!

As an example, our questionnaire asks definitive and probing questions with the desire to see if candidates will take the opportunity to use all of the technological diversity of the current age at their disposal to educate themselves considering the complexity of the gun control debate as well as the intermingled Second Amendment issues. Don’t you think that’s a fair expectation? Perhaps it’s just me, but I marvel at the shallowness of candidate’s thoughts on issues. I only wish each one of you could hear just how unprepared so very many of these candidates are to deal with the countervailing forces in Harrisburg and DC!

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday April 12th 2020 :: 04/12/2020

The April FOAC Membership Meeting (April 19th) was originally scheduled to be held tomorrow, April 12th, however it was re-scheduled for April 19th due to the Easter Holiday. Unfortunately, because of the stay-at-home order of Gov. Wolf, and in consideration of everyone’s health, we have found it necessary to cancel the in-person meeting.

Thus far we have had several requests to hold the meeting online, or through the Zoom application where we normally offer everyone throughout Pennsylvania the opportunity to join us already. If you would be interested in doing this please send us a message at zoom@foacpac.org and let us know if you would like to try out that option for April 19 and if you have a preferable time. If we get enough interest, we would be happy to hold the meeting online to bring everyone up to speed with what’s going on.

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday March 29th 2020 :: 03/29/2020

We all know we are faced with a difficult time and the developments here in Pennsylvania, along with many other states, has presented us with a situation that has exposed the bias in government regarding our constitutional freedoms. I have wrestled with the many issues we have encountered in the last two weeks because it seems nearly impossible to condense it down into a readable format without making this newsletter nearly impossible to digest!

So, it seemed logical to try and break up and synopsize the issues as much as humanly possible and I will begin with the actions of Gov. Wolf in implementing the shelter in place orders and the essential/nonessential businesses and how it has impacted citizens’ rights.

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FOAC's The 'Blast' Newsletter and March 8th 2020 Meeting Notice w-Agenda :: 03/07/2020

The March FOAC Membership Meeting (March 8th) will focus on the rapidly developing PA Primary races and the upcoming special elections as well as the many issues facing the defense of the 2nd Amendment from the incredibly important upcoming elections to the steadily growing gun control threat throughout Pennsylvania and the Nation. We hope you can join us!

This meeting will be in the Community Room of the South Fayette Municipal Bldg. which is our normal meeting room, next to the library. We will have the Zoom online meeting option available for everyone who can’t make the meeting physically by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/j/802388529

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday February 23rd 2020 :: 02/23/2020

Since the creation of FOAC (nearly 27 years ago), we have constantly advocated for putting pressure on the political process through the advocacy of grassroots politics and investing gunowners in that process! Time after time it has been shown that when average citizens who believe in the Second Amendment get involved, we can control the political debate in ways far better than any other way. We have seen just recently in Virginia how the passion of citizens to respond to unconstitutional attacks on the average citizen’s rights can be blunted by an outpouring of passion and energy in opposing gun control!

In the mid-90s here in Pennsylvania, we experienced a similar attack on the right to bear arms through the passage of Special Session House Bill 110 or as was known after passage Act 17 and one of the little-known extraordinary fights that came about as part of this horrible gun control Bill was protecting the rights of gunowners from disclosure of firearms ownership to the public. This is a fight that is going on now all across America where laws were created that did not protect citizens from fishing expeditions by media and anti-gun forces, California is the most recent example! Ironically it was the media exposure of Sen. Vince Fumo’s gun ownership information that resulted in the legislature acting swiftly to provide those protections currently in Pennsylvania law.

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FOAC's The 'Blast' Newsletter & February 9th 2020 Meeting Notice w-Agenda :: 02/08/2020

All too often in today’s contentious political environment we find too many groups which claim the sky is falling to promote their own personal organizational or financial efforts. You go to a rally and someone tries to monetize the altruistic effort to benefit themselves! The real problem with all of this is that the average citizen/gun owner does not know who to trust and becomes jaded in constantly being asked for money by groups which many times and up drifting into the shadows with nothing to show for all the donations they collect.

Why is that important?

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Monday February 3rd 2020 :: 02/03/2020

As the 2020 Pennsylvania elections begin to take shape it is becoming eerily apparent just how closely we resemble 2019 Virginia in 'our' upcoming statewide elections. By now most gunowners, if not all, are distinctly aware of the problems that are occurring for law-abiding gun owners because of the elections in 2019. The Democrats have taken a sweeping majority in both House and Senate as well as the Gov.’s office and the Atty. Gen.

The changes referenced above have resulted in devastating changes and MANY gun control proposals in the legislature that portend the evisceration of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in this once free and proud bastion of the Constitution. More on that later…

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday January 19th 2020 :: 01/19/2020

The controversy in Virginia over the Democrat takeover of statewide politicas and their fixation on draconian gun control has completely overshadowed the 2A/gun control debate. The nearly continuous spewing of lies from gun control groups on the 2nd Amendment and how they ONLY want reasonable gun laws has been exposed once and for all. Not ONE single gun control group has objected in any way to what is occurring in Virginia. NEVER FORGET THIS!

On top of that, I believe it is important to remember just ‘how’ Virginia got in the mess!

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