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Gun Control Fails & Self-Defense Reform Moves!

May 25, 10

Posted by in Paul Drucker, State

Many gun owners had their eyes on Harrisburg today when the House Judiciary Committee leadership forced three anti-gun bills up for a vote if they were going to be asked to vote on important self-defense reform through Castle Doctrine. Among the worst of the three gun bills, HB 1044 would have ended preemption in Pennsylvania. ...

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Deciding the Number Two Spot on the Ticket

May 25, 10

Posted by in Lt. Governor, Voter Turnout

The Democratic primary for Lt. Governor is one that gun owners should keep an eye on for the next few weeks. It’s still a nail biter, but poll results still show that State Rep. Scott Conklin has come out of no where as a late entry to the race to possibly topple the state party endorsed candidate out of Philadelphia,...

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Pro-Gun Legislation to Move, but Not Without Tricks

May 24, 10

Posted by in Contacting Lawmakers, State

(cross posted from PAFOA) Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Castle Doctrine legislation – a move we’ve been waiting on since November 19 when they held a hearing! However, it comes at a price. In addition to the vote on the important self-defense reforms, the committee is planning to vote...

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A Night at the Races

Gun owners really hit some home runs last night in the 2010 Pennsylvania primary races. Some wins were completely unexpected, and others weren’t what we hoped other than keeping anti-gun leaders down. Here’s a run down of just a few stand out races we were watching for our Second Amendment rights: Lt. Governor –...

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New Technology Makes Pro-Gun Events More Social

May 12, 10

Posted by in 2A Support

(Borrowed from PAFOA.) At last month’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally, PAFOA not only embraced using Twitter and Facebook as a means of spreading news, but members used coordinated tags to have and track conversations about the events. Using the hashtag #2ARally, gun owners were able to label their live reports so folks at...

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Philadelphia Democrats Talk Gun Control

While not all anti-gun politicians are from Philadelphia, the largest metro area in the state does seem to harbor the most gun control advocates. We’ve captured just a few of their calls for more gun bans, government control over your speech and gun purchases, and ending statewide preemption of gun laws. Take a look so you...

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Specter & Sestak Debate Gun Control

May 06, 10

Posted by in Federal, Former Candidates

During last weekend’s only debate between the Democratic candidates for US Senate, the issue of gun control was brought to the forefront early on in the event. Topics include banning private sales, banning rifles, and registries. In fact, Joe Sestak won’t even concede that firearms may be used for self-defense...

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We All Have to Work to Win Big

May 05, 10

Posted by in Voter Turnout

As gun owners, we cannot sit out of the elections in 2010 just because it seems like the tide may turn in the favor of pro-gun candidates in the fall. President Obama’s political wing, Organizing for America (formerly Obama for America, called OFA), plans to target all of the new voters they registered in 2008 to swing close...

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State Candidates Use Social Media to Reach Voters

You’d think with the smaller campaign budgets of state Senate & House candidates that more of them would use social networking tools to build an army of volunteers and keep voters informed. But alas, only a few in the Southeast corner of the state have taken the opportunity to set up these social media homes. Here are...

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York Representative Put on the Record on Castle Doctrine

May 03, 10

Posted by in Eugene DePasquale, State

Here is video from two “cyber town halls” hosted by York’s Representative Eugene DePasquale where gun owners jumped in to ask him questions about an issue they feel strongly about in this legislative cycle – Castle Doctrine. We previously covered how easy it is to engage lawmakers and help candidates through...

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