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PA Bill Number: HB102

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for eligibility for license.

Description: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for eligibility for license. ...

Last Action: Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS

Last Action Date: Jan 27, 2020

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Hempfield Municipal Building 1146 Woodward Drive Greensburg, PA


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This week, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) beamed a spotlight on the criminal behavior of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, commonly referred to as the ATF. At Wednesday's hearing, Issa took on Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich by asking him: "Who authorized this program that was so felony stupid it got people killed."

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WSJ: The Gunwalker Man headed for the door. Traver to replace him. More fun with hearings ahead. :: 06/19/2011

If Melson goes, Melson will roll. The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to people familiar with the matter, amid a troubled federal anti-trafficking operation that has grown into the agency's biggest scandal in nearly two decades. Moves toward the replacement of Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009, could begin next week, although the precise sequence of events remains to be decided, these people said.

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Issa: 'Administration should be ashamed' of Fast and Furious :: 06/19/2011

In a powerful late afternoon interview Thursday with NRA News , Congressman Darrell Issa said the Obama administration should be ashamed of how the Justice Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted, and then evaded answering for, a botched gun sting operation that has put thousands of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartel criminals.

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The arming of Mexican drug cartels: who's responsible? :: 06/19/2011

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Bellevue family sues FBI over 'terrifying' raid :: 06/19/2011

The lasting impact of the raid on Gary Adams' home became clear in a comment from his 3-year-old granddaughter during a recent trip to the pharmacy.

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Chief in Annville (PA) is facing charges :: 06/19/2011

A longtime Warwick Township police officer who is now the chief of a small Lebanon County department has been charged with falsifying overtime records, resulting in nearly $39,000 in erroneous reimbursements to his municipality.

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Senator Digs Into Past of Former U.S. Attorney in D.C. :: 06/19/2011

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Issa asks THE question at 'gunwalker' hearing; anti-gunners scramble for excuses :: 06/17/2011

Recently, we discussed Congressman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) explanation of what this week's (and upcoming) "Project Gunwalker" hearings have been (and will be) about:

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"Black Wednesday." Melson on suicide watch? Or just about to roll? Hearing revelations hit fifth floor of ATF HQ "like a bomb." :: 06/17/2011

Heard from two sources today that the revelations at yesterday's hearing (dubbed "Black Wednesday" over at CleanUpATF.org) about Acting ATF Director Kenneth "Gunwalker Man" Melson hooked into Internet video of the Lone Wolf Trading Company hit the Fifth Floor of ATF HQ "like a bomb."

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At hearing about ATF program, Issa mutes witness for promoting gun law reforms :: 06/17/2011

The head of the House Oversight committee muted one of his invited witnesses on Wednesday for testifying in favor of tougher gun laws.

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U.S. agents slam gun sting effort on Mexico border :: 06/17/2011

(Reuters) - U.S. firearms agents told lawmakers on Wednesday they were instructed to only watch as hundreds of guns were bought, illegally resold and sent to Mexico where drug-related violence has raged for years.

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Tucson SWAT Team Cleared in Killing of Ex-Marine #2 :: 06/17/2011

Here's a shocker (not): No charges will be filed against the Tucson SWAT team that gunned down an ex-Marine in a drug raid in his home.

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Tucson SWAT Team Cleared in Killing of Ex-Marine :: 06/17/2011

The Pima County Sheriff's Department SWAT team that gunned down a former Marine in his Tucson home during a raid in which no drugs were found was cleared Tuesday of any wrongdoing in the incident. The victim, Jose Guerena, 26, died in a hail of bullets in his underwear in a hallway of his home as he responded gun in hand to his wife's report of armed intruders.

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From the Dark Side: Gun Carry and Ownership Linked to Heavy Alcohol Use. Or Not. :: 06/17/2011

Another day, another biased Violence Policy Center (VPC) report/study . Yesterday, a supposedly desperate firearms industry was militarizing the "most impressionable and ill-equipped to function in a complex society ." Today, it's a UC Davis study, which appears online in the journal Injury Prevention . Methodologically speaking, gun control crusader Garen J. Wintemute "analyzed telephone survey results for more than 15,000 people in eight states" and concluded that "The highest levels of alcohol abuse were reported by gun owners who engaged in dangerous behavior with their weapons.

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From the Dark Side: Violence Policy Center apparently blames 'gun violence' on free enterprise :: 06/17/2011

Violence Policy Center (VPC) executive director Josh Sugarmann would like to convince the public that "militarization" of the gun industry is responsible for gun violence, particularly in Mexico. As National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea points out , Sugarmann goes so far as to dismiss "Project Gunwalker" as "alleged failures" on the part of the Justice Department. Sugarmann, in fact, claims that this "militarization" is "the major force driving criminal cross-border gun trafficking from the U.S. to Mexico." From the Huffington Post :

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Back Door Gun Control and Fighting Back :: 06/17/2011

Back door gun control is the phenomena where an entity will enact a law that indirectly affects your right to keep and bear arms. It's easier to pass legislation that harms Second Amendment rights when it does not directly require the citizen to surrender a gun.

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Anti-gun Weiner was anti-gun Schumer's protégé :: 06/17/2011

Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner , who today stepped down from his job representing New York's 9th District, was a protégé of anti-gun Senator Charles Schumer , who used to hold that very congressional seat, and was once Weiner's boss.

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EXCLUSIVE: Patrol Rifles Good/Assault Rifles Bad? :: 06/17/2011

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Gun-Running Sting Blows Up: House Hearings on ATF's Fast and Furious :: 06/16/2011

For months, a mystery has engulfed the U.S. southern border and Mexico -what suddenly caused federal agents to abandon years of practice and knowingly let suspected straw buyers for Mexican drug gangs walk off with semiautomatic weapons from American gun shops?

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NRA and its NH State Affiliate (GO-NH) kill Constitutional Carry :: 06/16/2011

[Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 11:30 p.m.] The Constitutional Carry movement is spreading across the country. It's the right to carry a concealed handgun without a government-issued license or permit - as in Wyoming (2011), Arizona (2010), Alaska (2003), and Vermont (1903)(!).

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