proposed laws

PA Bill Number: HB1192

Title: To provide from the General Fund for the expenses of the Executive and Judicial Departments, the State Government Support Agencies and the General ...

Description: To provide from the General Fund for the expenses of the Executive and Judicial Departments, the State Government Support Agencies and the Genera ...

Last Action: Motion to override Governor's Veto Message, MCH-Early Childhood Home Visiting, defeated (115-83)

Last Action Date: Aug 25, 2015

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upcoming events

Afternoon BBQ with Josh First - Candidate for PA Senate 15th District (Dauphin/Perry County) - 09/3/2015
Wagner Community Park 600 Paradise Rd., New Bloomfield, PA 17068


FOAC Monthly Meeting - September - 2015 - 09/13/2015
Scott Township Municpal Building 301 Lindsay Road Carnegie PA 15106


FOAC Monthly Meeting - October - 2015 - 10/11/2015
Scott Township Municipal Building 301 Lindsay Road, Carnegie, PA 15106

Quote Of The Week

"[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch." - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Abigail Adams, 1804

Should journalists be more activist on guns? Of course not. :: 09/01/2015

Here's longtime CBS News anchor Dan Rather writing on Wednesday about journalists' role in the wake of the latest incident of high-profile gun violence in Roanoke, Va.:

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Weird Science :: 09/01/2015

As gun owners see all too often, a favored tactic of the gun control crowd is to provide “scientific evidence” that supports their political agenda to continually undermine the Second Amendment.

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Hillary Clinton is the new standard-bearer for gun control. So let's look at her record. :: 09/01/2015

After Charleston, after Lafayette and after Wednesday's horrific shooting on Roanoke, Va., gun-control advocates increasingly appear to have just one prominent politician actively promising to advocate for them.

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Gun-rights defender outsmarts bureaucrats :: 08/31/2015

This is the first in a two-part series about estate-planning attorney Dennis Brislawn’s creation of “gun trusts” to protect Second Amendment rights.

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New Law Will Allow Concealed Carry Permit Holders To Force Review Of Gun Ban Signs :: 08/31/2015

On Tuesday, a new law takes effect to address the concern that some government owned/affiliated businesses and attractions in Texas ban concealed carry on their premises in a manner reserved for privately-owned establishments.

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Citizens Taking Video of Police See Themselves Facing Arrest :: 08/31/2015

Thomas Demint's voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. "I'm videotaping this, sir," he tells an officer. "I'm just videotaping this."

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Feds fighting to keep cash seized from person never charged with crime :: 08/29/2015

Federal prosecutors are battling in court to keep $167,000 in cash seized in a 2013 traffic stop, despite the motorist never being charged in the incident and the Obama administration clamped down this spring on such asset seizures and forfeitures.

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Prosecutor: Ruling preventing felons from carrying guns a 'victory' :: 08/29/2015

A recent Missouri Supreme Court decision has closed a loophole in state law that prosecutors feared would allow some felons to carry guns.

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Emerson Combat Series: Hand Gun To Empty Hand And Back - Integrated Fighting Skills :: 08/29/2015

You awaken with a start from a sound sleep. Your wife asks frantically, “Did you hear that? Someone’s in the house!” “Stay here – call 911” you answer as you reach to your nightstand drawer. Inside is your loaded, 45 pistol, you keep for self-defense.

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Ohio Self-Defense: Authorities believe Jackson woman acted in self defense in shooting :: 08/28/2015

JACKSON — Authorities continue to investigate a domestic dispute that resulted in a woman’s fight for her life and the deaths of two men. Jackson Police Chief Carl Eisnaugle believes the woman will not be charged in the incident.

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Texas Self-Defense: Armed resident protects 6 people, including baby, during violent home invasion :: 08/28/2015

A man is dead after a broad daylight home invasion at a Forth Worth apartment this week turned into a shooting with the resident protecting all six people inside, including a 1-month-old baby.

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Tennessee Self-Defense: Armed suspect shot dead by victim during attempted carjacking :: 08/26/2015

Authorities in Nashville are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with an attempted robbery and carjacking late Sunday night that left their accomplice dead after one of the intended targets fought back and opened fire.

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