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Support Shanneen Allen With A Few Phone Calls - September 5, 2014

State: New Jersey

If you haven't heard the story yet a Pennsylvania single mother of two and a medical professional traveled into New Jersey carrying her legally licensed handgun (licensed in Pa). Her mistake was she assumed her PA license was valid in NJ. She was stopped for a minor traffic violation and informed the police officer that she had a gun and a license to carry it from her home state.

She was arrested and is facing a mandatory 42 months in jail even though she has never been convicted of any crime before. She has lost her job and can not find work because of the notoriety of the case.

The Atlantic county prosecutor, Jim McClain, has refused to allow Ms. Allen to enter New Jersey's diversion program for first time offenders.

You can help this woman by calling or writing the following people:

James P. McLain

Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office

4997 Unami Boulevard

Mays Landing, New Jersey 08330

(609) 909-7800

(609) 909-7802 FAX

www.acpo.org

Governor Christopher Christie

Office of the Governor

PO Box 001

Trenton, NJ 08625

609-292-6000

www://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact

New Jersey Attorney General

John Hoffman

Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex

25 Market Street

P.O. Box 080

Trenton, NJ 08625

(609) 292-8740

(609) 292-3508 FAX

www.state.nj.us/lps/

Judge Michael Donio

Atlantic County Criminal Court Complex

4997 Unami Blvd.

Mays Landing, NJ 08330

(609) 909-8204

You can also help fight this injustice by donating to any of the funds set up by NJ 2A by visting their website at nj2as.com/event-1732855

No matter what state you are from your support for this woman and the injustice this prosecutor is trying to do to her is invaluable.


Contact Your Pennsylvania Legislators About HB2011 Today - September 4, 2014

Pennsylvania State Bill HB2011

Pennsylvania members, your help is needed!

Kim Stolfer (FOAC) had a call with legislators last week. Rep Mike Turzai has committed to move HB 2011. This bill strengthens preemption by providing for standing and compensation of expenses in the event a local law needs to be challenged that conflicts with State gun laws. Corbett said he will sign if it is put on his desk in the remaining 11 days left to the legislative session.

PLEASE do the following 3 simple things today.

1) call your State Rep and ask him/her to support HB2011 for a vote without amendments.

2) Call your State Senator and ask him/her to support the Senate equivalent of HB2011 without amendment when it comes to the senate for a vote

3) Call Senator Stewart Greenleaf who chairs judiciary and ask him to allow the senate version of HB2011 to be put up for a vote without amendments.

You can get contact information for your rep and senator at FOAC's upgraded website. https://foac-pac.org/

State Law HB2011


Tell Jerry Brown To Veto AB1014, SB199 & SB808 - September 3, 2014

California State Bill AB1014

California people heads up!

The California chapters of Moms Demand Action are pushing to start calling Governor Brown now in support of AB1014. Here is what we will be doing. From now until the Veto is announced we will call, fax, write, tweet, and email Governor Brown daily.

OPPOSE AB1014, SB199, SB808, NOW! THESE MOMS DON'T SPEAK FOR ME, don't let them speak for you. Call every day folks, multiple times! Keep those lines busy!

You may contact Governor Jerry Brown by mail at:

Mailing address:

Governor Jerry Brown

c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 445-2841

Fax: (916) 558-3160

Use this link to email him directly.

https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php

Use this link to contact him on Twitter via Mobile:

https://mobile.twitter.com/JerryBrownGov

Or search @JerryBrownGov

State Law AB1014


Massachusetts Anti-Gun Bill To Come To House Floor Tomorrow - July 8, 2014

Massachusetts State Bill HB4121

House speaker Robert Deleo's anti-gun legislation HB4121 is expected to emerge from committee tomorrow and be debated on the house floor.

Contact your legislators today and tell them to not support H4121.

State Law HB4121

http://northofboston.wickedlocal.com/article/20140707/NEWS/140707749/12423/NEWS


Alloway Introduces Firearm Storage Amendment To PA Transportation Bill - June 24, 2014

State: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Senator Alloway has introduced an amendment to HB 1317 (transportation bill) that would prevent employers from banning the storage of firearms in your vehicle while at work.

The amendment could come up for a vote as early as this week. Please contact your legislators and tell them to support this amendment, no matter if they are in the house or the senate.

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/


PA Attorney General Illegally Declares Utah Permits Are No Longer Valid - May 12, 2014

State:

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane has released a letter her office sent to Utah declaring that since Utah does not require Pennsylvania residents to prove they have a valid PA license to carry the state will no longer recognize Utah permits.

What makes it even sneakier is the fact they released, and updated the PA website, on Mother's day.

Her claim is nothing more than a lie as Utah has required a resident license from PA residents for many many years.

Please contact your legislators, as well as the governor's office, and tell this this type of underhanded manipulation of the law will not be tolerated!


PA HB2011 Stalled In House, Please Contact Your Reps - April 16, 2014

Pennsylvania State Bill HB2011

TAKE 3 MINUTES AND CALL TODAY

Pennsylvania: Firearms Preemption Bill Still Stalled in House, Your Immediate Help Needed

Another week has gone by and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has still not acted on House Bill 2011, critical firearms preemption legislation needed to provide consistency of Pennsylvania's firearm and ammunition laws throughout the state. Your immediate help is needed to ensure this bill gets a vote on the House floor.

Sponsored by state Representative Mark Keller (R-86), HB 2011 would strengthen the state firearms preemption statute to further ensure that firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout Pennsylvania. To date, nearly fifty municipalities have enacted and enforce illegal local gun control ordinances including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lancaster, Reading and the state capital of Harrisburg. Enough is enough.

Anti-gun state lawmakers in Harrisburg are still attempting to kill or stall this crucial legislation, and have filed 124 amendments in an attempt to derail HB 2011, which passed in the House Judiciary Committee by a 20 to 5 vote on March 18. HB 2011, without any anti-gun amendments, is critical to law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Pennsylvania and your voice will make the difference!

Over the past four years, the Pennsylvania Legislature has failed to act on this important pro-gun reform. Please help prevent this from happening again this year. Contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to support HB 2011 without ANY anti-gun amendments. For contact information or help identifying your state lawmakers use the link below.

State Law HB2011

http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/


122 Amendments Filed On PA HB2011 - March 30, 2014

Pennsylvania State Bill HB2011

Anti-gun lawmakers in Harrisburg are attempting to kill an important firearms preemption bill, and have filed 122 amendments in an attempt to derail House Bill 2011.

Contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to support HB 2011 without ANY anti-gun amendments.

State Law HB2011

http://www.ammoland.com/2014/03/pennsylvania-anti-gun-state-lawmakers-attempting-to-derail-firearms-preemption-bill


PA HB921 TO Be Heard By Judiciary Committee - March 13, 2014

Pennsylvania State Bill HB921

PA People, time to get on the phone and start writing letters and emails. HB921 (the PICS elimination bill) may be considered by the House Judiciary Committee in the very near future (from a reliable source in Harrisburg)

This bill would finally eliminate millions each year in wasted taxpayer dollars and would finally destroy the illegal PSP database.

Even if your rep is a sponsor let's let them know we want this one out of committee and on on the floor for a vote.

State Law HB921


US SB2068 - Outright Ban On All Handguns Not 'Personalized' Within 3 Years - March 6, 2014

Federal Bill SB2068

Just when you thought congress couldn't come up with a dumber idea Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey have introduced SB2068. This bill would in fact outlaw any handgun not 'personalized' from manufacture, sale or trade within three years of passage.

Some excerpts from the bill's text:

'Beginning on the date that is 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, no person may manufacture in the United States a handgun that is not a personalized handgun.'

AND

'Beginning on the date that is 3 years after the date of enactment of this Act, no person may distribute in commerce any handgun that is not a personalized hand gun or a retrofitted personalized handgun.'

Time to contact your senators and tell them NO WAY!

Federal Law SB2068


New Rhode Island Legislation Would Turn The State Into New Jersey - February 27, 2014

State: Rhode Island

Four horrific bills have been introduced in Rhode Island, 2 'assault weapon' ban bills, one high capacity magazine ban bill and a bill that would make the state a 'may issue' state where proof of need is required to get a concealed carry permit.

Contact your legislators now and tell them to not support these bills.

http://amgoa.org/Proposed-Rhode-Island-Gun-Laws


Anti-Gun Counter Rally Today In Chadd's Ford Pa. - January 30, 2014

State: Pennsylvania

State Representative Steve Barrar has reached out for our support to oppose a group "Delaware County citizens for sensible gun control". He is facing an anti-gun protest this Thursday at his Chadds Ford office and would like some support.

State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, of Upper Chichester, is the only member of the Delco delegation who has not signed on as a co-sponsor of HB1010.

Will you please join us at 3:45 outside his office on Thursday January 30th? Please feel free to pass this on.

Parking on site will likely be limited, but there are several large parking lots in the area that we can meet and carpool from. Please email carpool@sccsfa.org if you're planning to attend and would like to meetup prior to this gathering.

Office Address: One Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9012

Google Map Of Location


Tell New Mexico's Governor To Not Allow Consideration Of Gun Bill In 2014 Session - December 27, 2013

State: New Mexico

New Mexico residents, contact the governor and tell him to say no to any consideration of this bill in the coming session.

http://www.krqe.com/news/politics/lawmakers-gun-bill-needs-governors-ok


Donations Needed To Fight Illegal Summons Of Gun Rights Advocates In Erie PA - December 3, 2013

State: Pennsylvania

A while ago a group of gun owners staged a peaceful rally in an Erie PA park in an effort to get the town to eliminate their preemption violating law banning guns in town run parks.

Police took down license plate numbers and took photos during the rally and then sent out summons to people that participated.

The case will be heard in Harrisburg on December 11, 2013.

Please donate what you can towards the legal expenses of the defendants by one of the following methods. Please make sure to reference "ERIE" & "CGOPA" so they know how to apply the donations.

Donate Directly to the Prince Law Firm any one of the following ways:

PayPal paypal@attymatter.princelaw.com

Call in a Credit or Debit Card payment to 888-313-0416

Mail a Check or Money Order to Prince Law Offices, 646 Lenape Rd, Bechtelsville PA 19505

http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013308209959


Kerry Signs UN Arms Treaty - September 25, 2013

Federal Bill

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday signed a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation, riling U.S. lawmakers who vow the Senate will not ratify the agreement.

Everyone needs to contact their senators and let them know this abomination must not be ratified.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/25/kerry-signs-un-arms-treaty-senators-threaten-to-block-it/


Virginia Democratic Governor Candidate Vows To Bring Gun Control If Elected. - September 24, 2013

State: Virginia

Virgina Democratic candidate for governor Terry Mcauliffe has updated his website to include a section called 'Investing in Virginia's Urban Centers' that reads:

"will support mainstream and majority supported gun control measures like universal background checks, limiting the size of magazines, and a return to the 1-gun-per-month rule."

Pro gun voters need to get out is mass numbers to stop this guy.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/23/Terry-McAuliffe-Pledges-Colorado-like-Gun-Control-If-Elected


White House Petition To Retract Re-Import Ban - September 20, 2013

Federal Bill

Hit this petition to retract the re-importation executive order:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/retract-executive-order-against-re-importation-us-military-firearms/Gw1Pc64d


California SB374 Ready For Governor's Signature - September 13, 2013

California State Bill SB374

California SB374 is on it's way to governor Brown's desk. This bill basically makes any semi-auto centerfire rifle that doesn't have a fixed magazine an 'assault weapon' that can no longer be sold in the state and those owning them must register with the state.

If you are in California you need to pick up the phone and tell Brown to veto this bill.

Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 445-2841

Fax: (916) 558-3160

State Law SB374


Washington DC Police Under Orders TO Arrest Tourists With Spent Brass - September 5, 2013

Just when you thought it couldn't get any sillier in Washington DC a new book states DC cops are under orders to arrest tourists that possess empty spent brass or shotgun shells. The 'crime' carries a $1000 fine, a year in jail and a criminal record.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/warning-d.c.-cops-under-orders-to-arrest-tourists-with-empty-bullet-casings/article/2535216


Five Anti-Gun Bills Set For Final Vote In California Appropriations Committee - August 22, 2013

State: California

Yesterday, the Assembly Appropriations Committee had Five anti-gun bills on their agenda.

SB 47 (Yee)

SB 374 (Steinberg)

SB 396 (Hancock)

SB 567 (Jackson)

SB 683 (Block)

Only Senator Darrell Steinberg took the opportunity to present to the Committee while the other authors "waived presentation".

All five bills have been put in the Suspense File for final vote on August 29th.


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