Please, Please, Please…Pretty PA Please!!!!

Pennsylvania to have historic vote on ending restrictive liquor laws dating back to 1933.


Published in: on March 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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All In Busted Us

When the NRA did the “All In” platform to support Mitt Romney, I felt this was a foolish decision.

First off, I didn’t think Romney stood a chance. Okay, maybe 15% chance at best.

Second, it pretty much left me “done” with the Republican Party. You forced on us for a second time a sub-par moderate. Worse, he was moderate on all the important stuff. And strong on the crap – morals, faith, etc.

Mind you I’m a Christian. Pro-life. But really the issue should have been debt, security and liberty. Romney was weak on ALL of those.

Anyway, back to the point. The “All In Policy” royally screwed us. We want all in for a two bit candidate bathe result was NOTHING was done on important local elections. Pennsylvania had a very dangerous election for Attorney General. Very little focus was on it because of Twitt Romney. We now have an extreme anti-gunner for attorney general. She has begun her promised war on ‘reciprocity’.

Announcement today is that PA residents who utilize out-of-state carry permits to carry in PA, have a 120 days to secure a PA LTCF.

To be honest, getting a PA permit is fairly easy and low hassle. So I don’t have a huge issue with this. But my concern is her expressed interest in other reciprocity arrangements. And I am very concerned she will begin to systematically undo those arrangements.

[UPDATE per PAGunBlog: “More importantly, non-Florida non-residents with Florida licenses can no longer carry in Pennsylvania. If you are a Delaware resident who carries in Pennsylvania on the Florida permit, you’re no longer legal to carry here.”

THAT is not cool. Florida and a few other permits are the ONLY way some who live in states with draconian gun laws can carry.]

If that occurs, than I believe that a very forceful protest will be necessary before the capital. And that it will be necessary to make sure that the legislature and governor act to remove thy authority from the AG.

*** NRA-ILA Notice ***

Pennsylvania: Attorney General Kathleen Kane Issues a Notice Regarding Non-Resident Carry Permits

If you are a Pennsylvania resident who is carrying a concealed firearm for self-defense with a non-resident Florida Concealed Carry permit, your permit will be invalid in 120 days.

Delivering on her anti-gun campaign promises last year, Attorney General Kathleen Kane issued a notice today that requires Pennsylvania residents, who currently carry a firearm on a non-resident Florida permit, to obtain a Pennsylvania concealed carry permit in order to be allowed to carry in state.

The top state law enforcement officer should not be making policy — the job of state legislators in Harrisburg — and simply enforcing the law enacted by the Pennsylvania General Assembly. If Kane wanted to be a lawmaker, she should have run for an office other than Attorney General.

If you are one of the 4,000 individuals who carry in Pennsylvania with a non-resident Florida permit, you have until June 8, 2013 before your permit is invalid. If you wish to continue carrying a firearm for self-defense in Pennsylvania, you must obtain a Pennsylvania Concealed Carry Permit.

Your NRA is disappointed, but not shocked, by Kathleen Kane circumnavigating the Pennsylvania General Assembly to implement her anti-gun agenda. To voice your opposition to this notice, you can contact the Pennsylvania Attorney General at 717-787-3391 or by submitting an e-mail via this on-line form.

Published in: on February 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Gun Appreciation Day and Pennsylvania Citizens March

January 19th is “Gun Appreciation Day” – sponsored by a coalition of 2nd Amendment and firearm organizations (I believe Second Amendmendment Foundation (SAF), and NSSF are just a couple involved.)


Pennsylvania Responsible Citizens March.
Harrisburg on January 23, 2013

I believe one of the issues being addressed is the State of Emergency law that prevents Pennsylvania residents from carrying firearms without a license during the declared emergency.  Which of course, is when a resident most likely needs to be able to carry a firearm.

In the Holiday News

Pennsylvania Hunter Education – Sebastian has a recent post on the matter.

I find this interesting as I am one who is interested in hunting. I even know a couple of people who’d take me out hunting. And in fact, I just met with both my State Senator and State Representative, and this was one of the main issues I discussed with them.

I want to experience hunting but have not as of yet. You see, I have been unable to get a permit. Having been held back by a requirement to take a Hunter Education Class. I have no problem with the idea of taking such a class. In fact, I actually WANT to take a class. But there is a severe lack of availability of the required Hunter Ed classes. Every time I check for classes they are either over 2 hours away, or already full. The result is two years have passed by and I have not experienced the tradition of hunting. The common solution proposed by nearly every one is to just go “Buy a permit” as the odds of being asked about one’s course is slim.

So what are the possible solutions? I provided two solutions to this situation:

SOLUTION 1: Implement a “Mentoree” hunting permit. This would be similar to youth being allowed to hunt. With a Mentoree permit you could only hunt in the company of an individual who had a full hunting permit. I believe this would provide a reasonable remedy. I am not looking to hunt on my own, heck, I wouldn’t even know what to do with a deer after I shot it. I “WANT” to be mentored.

SOLUTION 2: Update the Pennsylvania Game Commision site to provide some added resources. Provide a request form, then PA could email those signed up with alerts to classes in their area. Or at the bare minimum, provide an RSS feed.

Fixing the State Police Problems – Sebastian covering Tom Corbett’s replacing the old State Police Commissioner (who was working with MAIG) with a new appointee from the Attorney General’s officer. One who is hopefully more supportive of our RTKBA.

Ruger to offer SR-556 uppers

Originally, I was quite fascinated with the SR-556. I would still love to get one as it is one of the more attractive ARs IMHO. However, I’ve toyed with the idea of the SR-556 in 6.8 SPC; and putting together a hunting rifle. In Pennsylvania there are minimum caliber requirements (at least for Elk, and I think I recall seeing it for deer as well). There is also a requirement that the center-fired rifle be manually operated. One of the modes of the SR-556 allows for that. But would not be legal as it is variable. However, my hope would be to acquire a 2nd piston from Ruger that only offers the manual operation.

April 27th – 5th Annual 2nd Amendment Rally (Pennsylvania Capitol)

The 5th Annual Pennsylvania Rally for the 2nd Amendment will be help on April 27th @10:00 am

This is a must for any 2nd amendment advocate in the capitol area of Pennsylvania.  We had an excellent turnout last year. This year let’s work toward over-whelming the capitol (politely) and letting our voice be heard.

The 2nd Amendment Rally will feature an extensive list of speakers including Executive Vice-President of the NRA Wayne LaPierre.  Gun Owners of America’s Larry Pratt and more.  A number of prizes have been donated – including a S&W M&P22.

We will also be advocating for several firearm reforms. Including the Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine &  enforcement of state preemption laws.

This year, the state capitol police department has made the firearm check-in form available as a PDF in order to facilitate processing (all firearms must be secured in the capitol building according to Commonwealth law). If you are planning to carry (and why wouldn’t you?), then please consider printing and filling out the following form. This will reduce delays and shorten the time it takes to enter the capitol.


This year I will be expanding my role of photography for the event. Last year I was merely passive. This year I will be actively photographing the event in conjunction with the event organizers.

For those who appreciated the above photo taken at last year’s rally. A number of copies should be available for auction/raffle at the White Rose Friends of the NRA Dinner (May 6th – York, PA).

Click here for more information on

Pennsylvania’s 5th Annual

Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally

PA House Bill 1545 – Tax Gun Sales & Establish a Violence Reduction Fund

Regular Session 2009-2010
House Bill 1545

“An Act amending Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for a tax on the sale of firearms; establishing the Violence Reduction Fund; and making an editorial change.”

Sponsored by Representative Payton and referred to Finance Committee on May 29th
We need to make sure this dies and stays dead.  I am not particularly fond of new taxes to begin with. But when they exist merely to fund Brady Campaign/Ceasefire clones….”NO WAY!!!”

(One thought, tack on a rider that mandates a fund an even higher tax on car sales. To go to a fund for car injuries. )

Published in: on May 30, 2009 at 6:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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Pittsburg given 10 days to respond…

“A judge said Pittsburgh has 10 days to respond to a National Rifle Association lawsuit challenging the legality of a city law requiring gun owners to report their lost or stolen guns.”

“The NRA’s lawsuit against the city claims that the ordinance violates the state’s Uniform Firearms Act of 1939, which says “no county, municipality or township may, in any manner, regulate the lawful ownership, possession or transportation of firearms … when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this commonwealth.””


Why this is extremely relevant?  Because we’re fighting the same battle here in York, Pennsylvania.  And the anti-gun advocates who never have their facts straight argued that Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have passed similar laws and haven’t been sued by the NRA. (We corrected them on that fact.)  Granted, they were correct in that the Brady Campaign has offered free legal assistance.

I will be sending this article to our city council….

Published in: on May 22, 2009 at 10:01 pm  Leave a Comment  
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PA Castle Doctrine Bill in Judiciary Committee

One of the big announcements at the 2nd Amendment Rally was a push for a Pennsylvanian “Castle Doctrine” law.

State Senator Richard Alloway (R-33) has introduced critical self-defense reform legislation (Senate Bill 842) to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners in Pennsylvania.  This Castle Doctrine self-defense bill has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.SB842 would permit law-abiding citizens to use force, including deadly force, against an attacker in their homes and any places outside of their home where they have a legal right to be.  It is clearly stated that there would be no “duty to retreat” from an attacker, allowing law-abiding citizens to stand their ground to protect themselves and their family.  SB842 would also protect individuals from civil lawsuits by the attacker or the attacker’s family when force is used.

Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee TODAY and respectfully urge them to support SB842.  Contact information for the committee can be found here.

H/T to NRA-ILA for links.

NRA President John Sigler to speak in Harrisburg, PA

Thursday, April 02, 2009

You are invited to join NRA President John Sigler at a Second Amendment rally at the State Capitol scheduled for Tuesday, April 21 at 10 A.M. (plan on being there at 9 A.M.) in the Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.  NRA-ILA Alert



UPDATED: 21st was the correct date, however, it was erroneously posted as Monday when in fact it is Tuesday. My apologies, I copied/pasted for the NRA-ILA update. Just double-checked and indeed it was incorrect in the NRA email. Thanks to Becky for pointing it out.

Published in: on April 5, 2009 at 5:28 am  Comments (1)  
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Pennsylvania Game Commission’s “Hunting and Trapping Digest” – Now Online!

Pennsylvania Game Commision has now published their “Hunting and Trapping Digest” online in a digital edition.

This guide includes info on PA’s hunting regulations, hunting season info, hunting tools and methods allowed for given game and when, and much, much more…

Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest

(Does require a web browser with Flash Player installed.)

Published in: on January 4, 2009 at 12:55 am  Comments (1)  
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