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Hearing on proposed illegal gun ordinances

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FOAC’s first meeting for 2019 was held Sunday   included a review of the continuing illegal acts of the City of Pittsburgh. Since last Monday’s Rally in Pittsburgh, there has been an outpouring of outrage and condemnation of the unlawful actions of the Pittsburgh Mayor and city Council in trying to push gun control in […]

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Senator Toomey’s response to the Government Shutdown

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Senator Toomey Official Portrait

January 11, 2019 Dear Mrs. Howard, Thank you for contacting me about the partial government shutdown. I appreciate hearing from you. It is important to note that the vast majority of the federal government is currently funded and operational. When accounting for mandatory programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, which are not subject […]

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Hundreds gather at City Hall to support 2nd Amendment rights

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Hundreds of protesters gathered Monday, January 7, to stand against Mayor Peduto’s proposed unconstitutional proposal to restrict gun rights. Pittsburgh Attack on Preemption an Attempt to Expand ‘Rights-Free Zones’ :: 01/07/2019 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and City Council members representing the district where the Tree of Life synagogue massacre was carried […]

National Scene

Off to a good start

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PA Delegation Falls in Line for Speaker Vote, Minus Lamb and Perry Written by John Cole, Managing Editor Eight new Representatives from the 18 member Pennsylvania delegation casted their first vote for Speaker of the House in the 116th Congress. Just two of the 18 are standing alone from the majority of their respective parties. […]

Stateside

City posts misleading information regarding firearms rights

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FICG Files Letter on Behalf of ACSL and FOAC in Response to Pittsburgh’s Unlawful Signage Erected Before Second Amendment Rally :: 01/03/2019 Today, in advance of the Second Amendment Rally in Pittsburgh scheduled for Monday, January 7th, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, […]

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A Brief History of Time Balls

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By Scott Huler The New York Times December 31, 2004   RALEIGH, N.C. WHEN the time ball drops above Times Square in New York just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, Americans will, together, do something that has otherwise become an almost entirely independent and private activity: they will tell the time.  New York City’s […]

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Update on City of Pittsburgh’s intent to pass ban on semi-automatic arms

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This update was compiled by Firearms Owners Against Crime President, Kim Stolfer On December 14th the City of Pittsburgh held a press conference announcing their intent to introduce laws that would ban commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms, a ban on common firearms accessories and standard capacity magazines, and a procedure to confiscate firearms without due process. This […]

National Scene

Congress Gets Tough on the Saudis

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As mankind hobbles along attempting to make the world a better place, many Americans have become aware that our own house needs attention. For America to take a position of leadership in the world, we simply must reconvene to establish what we wish to stand for before we continue attempting to project our values on […]