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Your Action Is Required To Eliminate Pennsylvania PICS System - June 1, 2016
Pennsylvania State Bill HB921
Next Tuesday, June 7th, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee will vote on whether to allow the PICS to NICS (HB921) bill to go for a vote. The bill has 80 sponsors from both sides of the aisle.
CeaseFire PA, along with the state police, are fighting this bill like mad, spouting lie after lie about how much safer you are because of the PICS system.
They are ignoring the constant problems with the system, the illegal database of gun owners the state police have, the harassment of legal business owners that happens on a regular basis and the fact that this outdated system is costing you millions in tax dollars every year.
We need two minutes of your time to light up the phones to Majority Chairman Marsico and tell him to let the bill out of committee for a vote on the house floor. His number in Harrisburg is 717-652-3721. Tell his people you demand they allow this bill to get a fair vote in the house and nothing less will do.
Bloomberg money coupled with other anti-gun groups are conspiring with YOUR state police to keep you tied into their costly and illegal system.
It's time to stand up and say ENOUGH!
Please take two minutes to stand up and be counted.
Help Support NOVA NOVA Armory Against Illegal County Attack - May 11, 2016
We have gotten word that apparently the gun grabbers have cooked up a plan to destroy NoVA Armory in Arlington Virginia.
According to information from the store, the county is holding a public hearing in an attempt to overturn the store's certificate of occupancy.
Neither Dennis Pratte nor his landlord were notified of this public hearing.
According to an appeal filed by gun-grabbing Julie Young, Emily Hughes, Bernadette Brennan, Grace Chan, and Nathan Guerrero, because the store advertised 'wholesale prices' it operates as a wholesaler, vice a retailer, and therefore, its application as a 'retail space' contains false information, and therefore its certificate of occupancy should be revoked.
Please don't let that happen!
Please attend the hearing if you're in Virginia and let your voice be heard.
WHAT: Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to revoke NOVA Armory's Certificate of Occupancy (CO)
WHEN: Tonight, Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm
WHERE: Arlington Department of Community Planning, Housing, and Development, Room 307, 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Florida Senate To Vote On Campus Carry Tomorrow - March 10, 2016
The Florida Senate will vote on campus carry tomorrow Friday March 11th. The bill has already passed the house and if approved by the Senate will move onto the governor's desk to be signed. It is imperative that you make phone calls, send emails and faxes to your senator tonight and first thing tomorrow morning telling them to vote yes on this bill.
Your actions could make all the difference in getting this bill passed!
Bodies Needed In Champaign Michigan To Counter Gun Grabber Meeting - February 13, 2016
As you know, the gun-controllers are intent on preventing the opening of new gun shops and ranges and working very hard to shut down existing gun shops and ranges.
The anti-gunners will be bringing this effort to the Champaign area next week. Top leaders from state and national "gun reform" groups will be in town to hold recruitment and planning meetings to set the stage for shutting down gun shops in central Illinois - including your favorite shops.
It's very important that you meet this threat head-on so that you may continue to enjoy your right to keep and bear arms and preserve that right for future generations.
Senators Attempting To Force Anti-Gun Amendments Into Health Care Bill Today - December 3, 2015
Senate Democrats are planning to force a series of gun control votes on Thursday in response to this week's deadly shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.
Democrats will propose measures to expand background checks for guns purchased online and at gun shows and to prevent people on the terror watch list from purchasing firearms. Both measures will be introduced as amendments to an Obamacare repeal package currently being debated in the Senate.
The votes are happening today! Call your senators and tell them to vote no on any anti-gun amendment!
Last Minute Effort To Kill HB80 And Pass HB1750 Happening Right Now - October 20, 2014
Pennsylvania State Bill HB80
Pennsylvania people ... we need all hands on deck today!
We learned late last night that a conglomeration of anti-gun groups intend to converge on Harrisburg today. The groups include Moms Demand, CeaseFire Pa, coupled with PETA and several other smaller groups. Their intention is to do anything they can to sabotage HB80 (preemption) while pushing through HB1750 (pigeon shoot ban). They may also be bringing in some 'heavy hitters' to help (rumors of Jesse Jackson have been floating around)
How they intend to do this is to lobby the house rules committee to push out HB1750 clean while suspending the rules and adding several anti-gun amendments to HB80. Any changes to HB80 at this point would likely kill it in the house and all it needs to pass at this point is a simple concurrence vote.
Kim Stolfer (Firearm Owners Against Crime) and several other groups are in Harrisburg at this very second in an effort to stop these people, but they need your support. Everyone needs to call their representative AND the following members of the rules committee:
Matthew Baker - (717) 772-5371
Jim Christiana - (717) 260-6144
Brian Ellis - (717) 787-7686
Mauree Gingrich - (717) 783-1815
Robert Godshall - (717) 783-6428
Seth Grove - (717) 783-2655
Ron Marsico - (717) 783-2014
Kurt Masser - (717) 260-6134
Mark Mustio - (717) 787-6651
Tina Pickett - (717) 783-8238
Mike Reese - (717) 783-9311
Stan Saylor - (717) 783-6426
Mario Scavello - (717) 787-7732
Samuel Smith - (717) 787-3845
Dom Costa - (717) 783-9114
Neal Goodman - (717) 787-2798
Michael Hanna - (717) 772-2283
Deberah Kula - (717) 772-1858
Joseph Markosek - (717) 783-1540
Robert Matzie - (717) 787-4444
Brandon Neuman - (717) 783-4834
Tell them you want HB80 to be passed out of committee with no amendments and HB1740 killed or the language that bans pigeon shoots (and certain types of dog training) removed.
This is the last chance to get this through. If these anti-gun groups succeed today we are probably dead in the water.
Call Harrisburg NOW - HB1796 - October 15, 2014
Gun rights advocates are trying to get the language from HB2011 amended to HB1796 which is up for 3rd consideration in the Senate but they are getting a lot of backlash from the Democrats.
We also know MAIG, Moms Demand Action and Ceasefire PA are in Harrisburg right now fighting this and they are WINNING.
Lastly the animal rights people are trying to get a pigeon ban amendment attached to the bill. That is being driven by Senator John Yudichack.
First off call your senator, then call these people that can make a difference:
1.Senator Joseph B. Scarnati III (717) 787-7084
2. Senator Dominic F. Pileggi (717) 787-4712
3. Senator John C. Rafferty Jr (717) 787-1398
Tell them you want the preemption amendment added to the bill and the bill voted on and returned to the house today.
Lastly call Senator John Yudichak at (717) 787-7105 and tell him to NOT push this pigeon shoot amendment.
This need to happen and happen today or the preemption language will never happen.
Please call now!
Movement On HB1243 But We Must Push Now! - October 8, 2014
Pennsylvania State Bill HB1243
Heads up Pennsylvania people. There is movement on HB1243.
We just got a report from Harrisburg, Senator Farneze is attempting to amend the language of HB1091 to this bill. If he is successful the bill would have to go back to the house and there is no time for that.
Secondly the judiciary committee will hold an 'off floor' meeting about the bill today. Greenleaf has NEVER held this type of meeting for a gun-related bill so something is afoot.
Besides calling your senators there's one man that can move this bill and move it fast, that's senator Pileggi.
Emails are ineffective at this time, we need phone calls and we need lots of them to get this bill going.
When calling please tell his staff you want HB1243 moved to the floor for a vote and voted on CLEAN (no amendments)
Today's the day please pick up the phone and call or fax his office now.
Senator Dominic F. Pileggi
Legislative District: 9
Phone: (717) 787-4712
FAX: (717) 783-7490
Push HB12453 Through The Senate - October 6, 2014
Pennsylvania State Bill HB1243
PA HB1243 (preemption) passed the house today by an overwhelming margin BUT CeaseFire PA is making a major push to stop it in the Senate.
We have been told that phone calls to Harrisburg are 3-1 anti-gun and against this bill. That doesn't sit well for getting this thing through the Senate with only 4 days left in the session.
If you want this bill on the governor's desk this year you need to make a lot of noise in Harrisburg!
Sign The Petition To Move Pennsylvania HB1243 - October 1, 2014
Pennsylvania State Bill HB1243
There are only a few days left in the legislative year for Pennsylvania and key leaders are trying to let HB1243 (preemption and mental health checks) die in the house.
Please use this link to a petition demanding your legislators move this bill before the year ends.
Strengthening PA Preemption Law on Deck for Vote TOMORROW in House - September 23, 2014
Pennsylvania State Bill HB1243
From our friends at Firearm Owners Against Crime:
Please help us push much needed changes to statewide firearm law preemption over the top by contacting your legislator and ALL PA legislators.
Tomorrow (the 23rd), on the floor of the PA House, a pro-gun amendment [A07845-Rep. Keller] will be offered to HB 1243 containing the language from HB 2011 that anti-gun groups are deathly afraid of. There are several other worthy pro-gun amendments to also support and are listed below by groups (Support v. Oppose):
[Support these] Pro-gun amendments: A06276 - A06283 - A06439 - A07037 - A07556 - A07845
[Oppose ALL of these] Anti-gun amendments: A06142 - A06284 - A09264 - A09265 - A09266
The attempt to amend HB 1243 is, admittedly, a last attempt to finally move long overdue legislation that would put teeth into PA preemption law and allow us to challenge local laws. To date, dozens upon dozens of PA boroughs, townships and counties have enacted, or continue to maintain, illegal local gun control ordinances including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, City of Erie, Lancaster, Reading and the state capital of Harrisburg as well as Allegheny County, Philadelphia County, etc. It is time to end these flagrant violations of law before more gun owners are victimized!
Anti-gun state lawmakers in Harrisburg are dancing like marionettes at the beck and call of CeaseFire PA and attempting to kill or stall this crucial legislation. The anti-gun amendment [A06142], filed by state Representative Steven Santarsiero (D-31), would end the private sales of long guns [rifles and shotguns] and put in place the mechanism to register ALL firearms in this state. Even the U.S. Department of Justice, stated that "universal" background checks will not work without implementing a gun owner registration system. In fact, the use of both rifles and shotguns in crime has fallen by 50% despite the most recent (blatant) lies, on Tuesday the 16th, of CeaseFire PA in the Capitol Rotunda.
We all know that criminals, by definition, violate the law and obtain firearms illegally. Anti-gun groups are actually encouraging PA communities to violate PA law by supporting local gun laws and opposing pre-emption reform AND attempting to grow government scrutiny of the firearms law-abiding citizens own based on lies!
PLEASE help to ensure that firearms preemption [A07845 and the other pro-gun amendments] is amended into HB 1243, without any anti-gun amendments. It is critical that you contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to support the Keller, Stephens, Saccone and Grove amendments to HB 1243 and reject any amendments mandating so-called "universal" background checks.
CeaseFirePA Surrounding Harrisburg As We Speak To Stop HB2011 - September 16, 2014
Pennsylvania State Bill HB2011
CeaseFirePa is Harrisburg at this very minute with hundreds of supporters trying to stop HB2011. There are pictures of them on our Facebook page a group.
You MUST get on the phone and start yelling at your reps NOW ... they are trying to delay the bill until next week when there will only be a few days left in the session
Support Needed For Riverdale Illinois Gun Shop - September 5, 2014
The anti-gun crowd is planning an event at Chuck's Gun Shop in Riverdale Illinois tomorrow, Sept. 5 at 10am. If you are within driving distance and can show up to held lend support to this business please try to arrive at 9:15.
The address of the business is 14310 S Indiana Ave, Riverdale, IL 60827.
And tell them American Gun Owners Alliance sent you!
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) 909-7802 FAX
Governor Christopher Christie
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey Attorney General
Richard J. Hughes Justice Complex
25 Market Street
P.O. Box 080
Trenton, NJ 08625
(609) 292-3508 FAX
Judge Michael Donio
Atlantic County Criminal Court Complex
4997 Unami Blvd.
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
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/
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:
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.
Use this link to contact him on Twitter via Mobile:
Or search @JerryBrownGov
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.
Alloway Introduces Firearm Storage Amendment To PA Transportation Bill - June 24, 2014
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.
PA Attorney General Illegally Declares Utah Permits Are No Longer Valid - May 12, 2014
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
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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.