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PA Bill Number: SB1013

Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession ...

Description: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Jan 11, 2022

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Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Ambridge District Sportsmen’s Assoc. - 02/26/2022
ADSA Clubhouse 2900 Ridge Road Extension, Baden PA


Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Rep. Jason Silvis - 04/7/2022
Huber Hall 300 Alexandria Street, Latrobe, PA


Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Rep. Jason Silvis - 04/28/2022
West Leechburg VFD Recreation Hall 1116 Gosser Street, West Leechburg, PA

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Weekly Newsletters

FOAC's Top Weekly News Stories for the week of January 7, 2022 :: 01/07/2022

It is hard to believe that we are already approaching the end of the first week of 2022. I appreciate that a few days ago President Biden said he has reasons to be optimistic in 2020, but there are many things that should be recognized here and now in 2022 in order for us to continue the hard work of pursing Liberty and fighting for individual Rights.

FOAC MONTHY MEETING SUNDAY JANUARY 9

The January meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. Note that a passcode WILL NOT be required for this meeting.

Topic: FOAC Monthly Meeting - January
Time: Jan 9, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Friday January 7th 2022 :: 01/07/2022

It is hard to believe that we are already approaching the end of the first week of 2022. I appreciate that a few days ago President Biden said he has reasons to be optimistic in 2020, but there are many things that should be recognized here and now in 2022 in order for us to continue the hard work of pursing Liberty and fighting for individual Rights.

FOAC MONTHY MEETING SUNDAY JANUARY 9

The January meeting will be held virtually on Zoom. Note that a passcode WILL NOT be required for this meeting.

Topic: FOAC Monthly Meeting - January
Time: Jan 9, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 412 221 3346
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FOAC's Weekly Message For Friday December 24th 2021 :: 12/24/2021

2021 has been another year for the books. I guess that goes without saying no matter the date. However, we have seen good and bad come from our fellow citizens and elected officials as we continued the fight and struggle to maintain and expand our most basic rights and liberties.

In 2021, the FOAC Institute of Legal, Legislative, and Executive Action (FOAC-ILLEA) was unveiled, we held the “Return of the Gun Bash”, Kim and Jim conducted many legal seminars, Kevin and Bob passed out literature and introduced may people to what FOAC is about, voters guides were published, candidates were interviewed and endorsed, videos were published, many legislators consulted Kim and FOAC leadership about legislation, we received a wonderful judgement from the PA Supreme Court in the Harrisburg preemption litigation (thank you Josh Prince), we worked with Rep. Metcalfe to put on another successful rally in Harrisburg, we helped to push Constitutional Carry to the desk of the Governor, Chip chaired marathon monthly meetings, the FOAC membership has grown, Dale collected EVERY receipt, many opinion pieces were written lots were published, officers, board members and volunteers have taken on more responsibilities to get things done, Herb “told it like it was” and Danielle made sure “it happened”, we helped to educate multitudes of our fellow Pennsylvanians, Kim and others spent MANY days meeting and consulting with Legislators, Kim was interviewed countless times by the media, volunteers helped us further the mission, and I may have just written the longest run-on sentence in FOAC history!

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Saturday December 11th 2021 :: 12/11/2021

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FOACs Top Weekly News Stories for the week of December 12, 2021 :: 12/11/2021

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FOAC Response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s Veto of SB565 Constitutional Carry :: 12/05/2021

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday November 28th 2021 :: 11/28/2021

In 2011, FOAC pioneered the writing and introduction of Constitutional Carry to the Pennsylvania legislature (as we have done with many bills) with the intent of making Pennsylvania a more constitutionally free and safer society! One of our board members, Rep. Aaron Bernstine, introduced Constitutional Carry in the House of Representatives last session and this session (HB 659) and was joined this session by Sen. Cris Dush (SB 565).

As I’m sure you know, SB 565 passed the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives, in bipartisan fashion in both bodies. To see how your legislators voted, check out the links below:

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FOAC's November 2021 Newsletter and Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 11/13/2021

The general membership meeting of FOAC will be Sunday, November 14th, at 10 a.m. through the Zoom Conferencing option (details below). The FOAC Meeting Agenda is available HERE.

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 October 24th 2021 :: 10/24/2021

Before I begin with this week’s newsletter, I would like all of you to keep in your hearts and your thoughts and your prayers the name of Jim Devlin. Jim passed away approximately a week ago. He was not only a good friend but he was a quietly intense warrior for the Second Amendment who was tireless in his devotion to holding legislators accountable and the man who would volunteer to help in any way that was needed without expectation of reward! I know I will miss him and the Second Amendment community is a little less bright because of his passing!

This past week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a decisive blow against the machinations of the city of Harrisburg in trying to keep us out of court over their preemption law violations. This has been a six-year journey that began in 2015. We should all think the excellent, hard work of Joshua Prince and his legal talents at continually pressuring Harrisburg through the courts.

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FOAC's Top Weekly News Stories for the week of October 3, 2021 :: 10/08/2021

This edition of the FOAC Newsletter will certainly look different than normal. FOAC President, Kim Stolfer was unable to write it this week as he is traveling all over the Commonwealth educating our fellow Pennsylvanians, Citizens and Elected Officials alike, about laws, legislation, and responsible gun ownership. I was tasked with taking the “mighty pen” and running with it!

This week is our “Return of The Gun Bash”. There are many officers and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to organize the Bash. The FOAC gun bash, we are proud to say, is one of the best bashes in the country and it is our biggest fund raising event of the year. Last year, with its barrage of governmental overreach, lockdown orders and house arrests, we were unable to do the bash in person. Our virtual bashes did very well but it wasn’t the same as the in-person event where we could fellowship with our fellow Liberty Loving Pennsylvanians.

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday September 26th 2021 :: 09/26/2021

One of the most disquieting and unsettling things that has been and is going on in the Second Amendment community is the undercurrent of some “representatives” of Second Amendment groups and organizations thinking that being belligerent, arrogant, and ignorant with legislators and their staff somehow makes them better friends. Quite frankly, if I kicked one of my friends in the family jewels it is hard for me to believe that he is going to be a better friend. But that is what is going on in Harrisburg and other capitals across America.

This age of incivility to each other seems to have expanded to the point that reason, common sense, and a well-informed debate no longer is necessary and I believe it has reached toxic levels! We’ve all seen how different groups have destroyed cities, taken lives, and pretty much bludgeoned their way into the public debate and we cannot, in my opinion, allow that to occur in the debate over gun control and the Second Amendment!

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FOAC's September 2021 Newsletter and Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 09/10/2021

The general membership meeting of FOAC will be Sunday, September 12th, at 10 AM through the Zoom Conferencing option (details below).

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

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Saturday August 21st 2021 :: 08/21/2021

I/we normally try to be as evenhanded and fair as possible but what we are seeing unfold in Afghanistan is not only despicable, in every sense of the word, but it is also deeply personal for me. As a young Marine, I experienced the fall of Vietnam firsthand watching all the brutality of a vengeful arming scorching earth and all humans in its’ path. Like today, I saw things that the media wouldn’t cover because it didn’t fit the narrative! But beyond all of that, knowing that there is a connection between the young Joe Biden in the policy positions he talked that facilitated the fall of Vietnam and the betrayal of our commitments to that fledgling country and the current tragedy with the same numbskull is almost beyond belief for me!

On the other hand, there is one shining spec in this sea of grief and regret and that is the collapse of Afghanistan demonstrates the importance of an armed citizenry! Before you say, say what? I want you to think about the fact that there was a 75,000-man pajama and sandal clad ragtag military carrying, basically, RPG’s and AK-47s against a, 300,000+, modern military force (if we are to believe Joe Biden) armed with tanks, artillery, and all manner of supporting equipment. Now if that doesn’t deflate the argument that the Second Amendment is irrelevant in the modern era nothing does! And to quote the euphemism from Joe Biden, the Taliban didn’t even have an F-15!

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FOAC's August 2021 Newsletter and Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 08/07/2021

The general membership meeting of FOAC will be August 8th, at 10 AM through the Zoom Conferencing option (details below).

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 25th 2021 :: 07/25/2021

FOAC's mission has always been to identify and promote candidates who unequivocally support the Bill of Rights and Article 1, Section 21 & 25 at the state legislature level. We (FOAC) constantly wrestle with the strategic wisdom of backing admittedly long-shot candidates, given the finite resources of FOAC. When one considers that a swing of less than 50,000 votes (assuming the 2020 presidential election counts were accurate and above-board) would have given President Trump Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin, forcing the House of Representatives to decide the presidential election, we believe this debate is worthwhile and brings up a fair question.

There is, however, a counterpoint to the above concern: Not fighting in the long-shot districts frees up the Left’s resources to hit swing districts. In addition, many of the big cities that have serious problems with violent crime and urban blight are Democrat strongholds that should be vulnerable, and someone like a Sean Parnell could spotlight those statewide or nationally — and it might galvanize swing voters and convince people to change their votes. Over the long haul, efforts may make those races more competitive. There are compelling arguments on both sides of this debate.

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FOAC's July 2021 Newsletter and Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 07/10/2021

The general membership meeting of FOAC will be held this weekend, July 11th, at 10 AM through the Zoom Conferencing option (details below).

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 June 27th 2021 :: 06/27/2021

On June 23rd President Biden renewed his attack on the 2nd Amendment by saying, “If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” That isn’t how Biden began his remarks on crime and guns yesterday, but it was the most eye-popping statement he made in an anti-Second Amendment speech littered with falsehoods and blunders.

As if to justify his attack on tens of millions of American 2nd Amendment advocates, Biden went on to say; “The Second Amendment, from the day it was passed, limited the type of people who could own a gun and what type of weapon you could own. You couldn’t buy a cannon.

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FOAC's Weekly Message For Sunday May 23rd 2021 :: 05/23/2021

On May 25 (next week) at 10 AM (rm 140 of the capital building) the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee will meet to consider two incredibly important 2Apieces of legislation that we have been working on for years, HB 659 (constitutional carry) and HB 979 (strengthening preemption). We are going to go over each bill below but now is the time that we need your help to reach out and contact members of the house Judiciary committee and your own state legislator to ask them to support both bills.

Contact information for the Pennsylvania house Judiciary can be found at this link: https://foac-pac.org/PA-House-Committees and then click on the tab for Judiciary committee.

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FOAC's May 2021 Newsletter and Meeting Notice w-Linked Agenda :: 05/08/2021

The general membership meeting of FOAC will be held this weekend, May 9th, at 10 AM through the Zoom Conferencing option (details below).

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 April 25th 2021 :: 04/25/2021

This past Monday we celebrated a day, Patriot’s Day, and it seems clear that too many in this country and far too many elected representatives have forgotten why we celebrate this day! Amidst all the media bluster and hot air coming out of DC and most of our nation’s capitals about Freedom issues is the lost sense of what it has cost, and what it might cost, to maintain that Freedom.

Media pundits always complain that gun owners and Republicans need to “cross the aisle and meet Democrats halfway” when it comes to legislation that restricts Freedoms for all. Rino Republicans like John McCain and Mitt Romney, Tom Ridge (PA), George Bush (41), etc. were happy to do that and there are others who still are. The great ruse is that meeting halfway meant compromising our values and beliefs and giving in to the Left’s agenda while getting ZERO in return. That is NOT compromise, it is orchestrated theft.

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