Editorial

A Message from Mike McMullen, State Committee Member at-Large

Greetings. I hope this note finds you doing well. I have some updated info for you. We might have a summer meeting for RSC members but that is TBA yet. The fall meeting is 9/20 and 9/21 in Hershey, PA. We had a very tough race in the Special Election on 4/2. However, we need to start now and find the best candidate for 2020 for PA 37. This will not be an easy race at all. Some facts for you. This is the 1st time in Allegheny County since the 1975/76 election cycle that we do not have a single GOP State Senator. Also, the 1st time since 1935/36 election cycle that we do not have a single State Senator or US Congressmen. We best get our house in order or it is going to be ugly in 2020! ( ** Facts based on longtime GOP Consultant in Allegheny …
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Specials

City of Pittsburgh Sued over New Gun Control

Ammoland Inc. Posted on April 9, 2019 by AmmoLand Editor Duncan Johnson Pittsburgh Mayor William PedutoPITTSBURGH, PA –-(Ammoland.com)- Today, attorneys Joshua Prince and Adam Kraut of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., filed a new lawsuit against the City of Pittsburgh, Mayor Bill Peduto, and six City Council members over the City’s latest gun control legislation. The case, which seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to prevent enforcement of the laws, was filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on behalf of three individuals and advocacy organizations Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), the Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC), and Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League. The complaint can be viewed or downloaded at PittsburghCase.com. Under state law, no “county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.” But, Prince said, the City of Pittsburgh is more concerned with passing unconstitutional and unlawful gun control than complying with the law. “Mayor Peduto and the Pittsburgh City Council are violating numerous provisions of the Crimes Code, by seeking to impede the exercise and enjoyment ...
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National Scene

Equality Act, amending Civil Rights Act of 1964

HR5 (David Cicilline, D- RI), known also as the Equality Act, seeks to

“prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation and for other purposes.”  Simply stated, HR5 would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act by adding sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes throughout the federal code.  This change would place “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the same protected classes as “race, color, religion, sex and national origin.” ...
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State Side

Transparency Bill Regarding Union Dues Collection

In June 2018, the US Supreme Court ruled that public sector unions may not force state government workers to pay dues, or “fair share” fees, to be used to support collective bargaining and other union activities.  However,  thousands of teachers and public workers are unaware of this ruling.  PA State Representative Kate Klunk has sponsored HB 785 which simply guarantees that public sector employees are made aware that they have a choice as to their participation ...
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History Bite

Self-described socialist Bernie Sanders has become a favorite of young voters by posing as an apostle of daring new ideas. Socialism, however, is anything but new. It’s hard to think of another idea that has been tried and failed as many times in as many ways or at a steeper price in human suffering.

The term “socialism” was coined by followers of Robert Owen (1771-1858), whom Karl Marx would label a “utopian socialist.” In 1825 Owen founded New Harmony, an Indiana commune, to demonstrate the superiority of what was first called the “social system.” The same year, Owen explained his experiment to a joint session of Congress attended by Supreme Court justices, President James Monroe and President-elect John Quincy Adams. Although Owen poured his fortune into it, New Harmony collapsed in disarray and recrimination within two years.

Owen’s son Robert Dale Owen salvaged the community by implementing what he called “a policy the very reverse” of socialism: “giving each respectable citizen every facility and encouragement to become (what every adult ought to be) a landed proprietor.”

Undeterred, others founded some 40 to 50 similar communes during the 19th century, and all collapsed quickly. New Harmony’s two years proved to be …
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