With a growing number of states taking action to nullify unconstitutional executive orders from the Biden administration, Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) has once again introduced his Right to Bear Arms Protection Act (House Bill 357) that seeks to make any additional federal gun control laws unenforceable within the Commonwealth.
Constitutional Carry (no bill # yet) (59 Cosponsors)- PA Rep. Aaron Bernstine. His district covers portions of Beaver, Butler, & Lawrence Counties. As long as you’re a lawful gun owner, acting in a lawful manner, you can carry concealed without a “License To Carry Firearms.” Let’s face it, only the law abiding folks bother to get a LTCF. See Cosponsorship memo for additional details.
Repeal & Replace PA Instant Check System, HB280 (21 Cosponsors)- PA Rep. Jason Ortitay. His district covers portions of Washington and Allegheny Counties. The PICS system is so bad, millions will have to be spent to bring it up to speed. A PICS check for a firearm purchase also includes a check with NICS by the PA State Police. So why the duplication? See Cosponsorship memo for additional details.
Preemption over local firearms and ammunition regulations (no bill # yet) (43 Cosponsors) – PA State Rep. Matthew Dowling. His district is in Somerset County. If you run afoul of an illegal local ordinance, you’ll be able to sue that local municipality to recover your legal fees and lost income. See Cosponsorship memo for additional details.
The following bill may not appear 2nd Amendment oriented, but it gets to the core of freedom, that is, the right to free and fair elections.
Abolish the No Excuse Mail In Vote, HB25 (23 Cosponsors) – PA State Rep. Mike Puskaric. His district covers portions of Washington & Allegheny Counties. With the mass confusion and mail-in ballot irregularities in the last election, along with the Governor’s will to overstep and chip away at the separation of powers, and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court having no problem overstepping its boundaries, this situation needs correcting. See Cosponsorship memo for additional details.
Expert Warns Biden Has Launched ‘Four-Prong Attack Against’ Second Amendment, Advises How To Respond Link to Article
- Universal registration system
- Banning of assault weapons and then defining assault weapons as almost any semi-automatic firearm
- Banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds
- Gun manufacturer can be sued
The 117th U.S. Congress has filed a half dozen gun control measures with the House Judiciary Committee and includes Rep. Bobby Rush’s (D-Ill.) H.R.30, which would punish and deter firearms trafficking and Rep. Al Green’s (D-Texas) H.R.167, which would prohibit the transfer of a firearm at a gun show by a person who is not a federally licensed firearms dealer.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) has filed four gun control bills including H.R.127, which would require the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
Consider H.R. 127 “The Gun Apocalypse” because the bill would require expensive psychological evaluations for multiple family members before being able to purchase a gun among other even more draconian restrictions
The Radical Anti-Gun Bill the Democrats Are Trying to Push Through
By Warner Todd Huston February 6, 2021
The Democrats are push a very extreme anti-gun bill that includes confiscation, ammunition bans, registration, and mental health exams.
Extremist, left-wing Democrat Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX) has introduced H.R.127, one of the most radical anti-gun bills ever pushed into Congress.
The bill summary says H.R.127 aims to “provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.”
The bill would give the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) vast new powers, including the power to prevent Americans from owning certain guns and ammunition.
The bill would force gun owners to tell the federal government exactly what they own and where they keep it. The ATF will force gun owners to get expensive “training” and can strip gun owners of their “licenses” if they aren’t satisfied.
The bill also says that the ATF will share its information with all federal and state agencies as well as the military.
Per the Daily Wire:
In order to obtain a license to possess a firearm, an individual would need to be at least 21 years old and, in addition to undergoing a background check, would require that the individual undergo “a psychological evaluation” which could potentially involve “other members of the household in which the individual resides.” Under the bill, a person could have their constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms stripped from them if they’ve been hospitalized with a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including depression.
The bill also bans ammunition of .50 caliber and larger. It also bans magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
The bill also forces gun owners to pay an $800 fee to the government for indemnity insurance “against liability for losses and damages resulting from the use of any firearm by the person during the 1-year period that begins with the date the policy is issued.”
The goal here is to ban a large number of guns — including AR15s and their like — and to make owning a gun so expensive that most people won’t be able to do it.
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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a “target rich environment” for political news.
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Rochester Sportsmen Club
Getting 2020 behind us…and moving into 2021
Hopefully this letter is finds you and yours safe and COVID free. Although we moved the calendar into the new year this pandemic is still with us. The RSC Rifle range will remain open and we are holding membership meetings. We will continue to get back to some type of normalcy at the club. I just wanted to let you know that the broad of directors have been meeting in person or on conference calls to run the business affairs at the club. Our committees will soon establish schedules for their upcoming events.
SPORTING CLAYS- We plan on hosting a full season of sporting clays this year. Please check the website for details of those shoots. Tyler Newhouse is heading it up again this year and his number can be found on the back of your new membership card. Anyone wishing to help please let Tyler know. We have a lot of work ahead of us to ready the field. Just a reminder when everyone that lives in the township hears the guns going off on the sporting clay range, most of the time it is for a good cause. We donate shoots dedicated to making money for Heart and Lung, New Sewickley Township K9 unit, Breast Cancer, Hosanna Industries and the great volunteer work they do, Baden Volunteer Fire department, Beaver County Youth Foundation events so they can keep children interested in the outdoors and church groups for social gatherings. If you know of a group, please let us know so we can fit you in on one of our scheduled days.
ARCHERY- Jeff Hooks is waiting to see if the Archery League will be held this year. If not, we will hold our own Archery events this year. Please check the website and Jeffs number is on the back of the new membership card.
RIFLE RANGE- Dave Krechowski is the Range Officer. We hope to have a few more safety feature added this year. A big reminder that no one is permitted to drive on the range. Please remember that we require posting the red flag to denote if someone is down range. After shooting please pick up after yourself.
Trap- Bill Campbell is the Trap Chairmen and shoots on our trap team for the county. Please contact Bill for upcoming shoots or practices. Note on weather below 40 degrees you should call Bill to see if practice on Wednesdays will be held. We don’t want anyone traveling to the club if there is no practice. If interested in helping or obtaining more info Bill’s number is located on the back on the membership card.
Election results- the elections did not go the way any gun owner would have liked. We lost a few members this year to my trying to inform you of which people stood behind our second amendment rights. As your President I will continue to fight at the Local, State and Federal levels for this freedom. Without guns we are a social club that will go by the wayside in a short time.
Director and President of the B.C.S.C.L, Tony Rich worked with the Beaver County Commissioners to create a Proclamation that stated that they will uphold the Pennsylvania. Constitution and U.S. Constitution’s Second amendment right. This took place this month and I was honored to be present for that signing. I will not apologize for fighting for your 2nd Amendment rights.
Website- Hopefully you had a great hunting season. We would love to see some of your trophies, so provide us with pictures that we can post on the Website. If you want to send in a picture, please send it to Frank Kelly. His number is on the back of the membership card. Check the events schedule on the website. We will post activities as we get this Pandemic behind us.
Raffles- Both winners were contacted at the last meeting for the Membership Raffle and Gun Bash Golden Boy for those selling 10 tickets for the Gun Bash. All 1000 tickets for the Gun Bash/ Gun ticket were sold. Thank you for your patience with this event. The pandemic made us adjust the event from a Bash to a Ticket. We are looking forward to trying these types of raffles again.
Be Safe, call with any questions and good luck moving into 2021.
President of the Rochester Sportsmen’s Club
All 2nd Amendment Supporters / Gun Owners,
With all of the chaos and riots going on in our country, and liberal, socialist oriented politicians sitting back not only letting it happen but encouraging it, I sure hope all of you are more attuned to the necessity of our Right To Keep & Bear Arms. This right, like any right, needs to be defended. An opportunity do just that is coming to Pennsylvanians, 11:00am Tuesday, September 29th at the Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Please see the attached flyer.
- Transportation to the rally will be made individually by each person going. There have been no buses leased for the trip from Beaver County that I’m aware of. There are a number of parking garages in Harrisburg that are within walking distance of the Capitol Building. https://parkharrisburg.com
- At this point, the Capitol Building will be open. Also at this point, there is not a centrally organized “Team Meetings” for legislators. Individual attendees can make those arrangements for themselves and friends. Target your home Representative and Senator first.
- Legislation to focus on:
- HB-1747, Pro-Gun. Legislation drafted by Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) that would remove restrictions on firearms during an emergency declaration. FOAC, 9/12/20 Newsletter, see HB-1747 Section. GOA Article NRA Alert
- HB-2440, Pro-Gun. Designates shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and businesses relating to the sale and production of firearms and ammunition as life-sustaining. This will prevent the closure of these facilities during an emergency declaration. GOA Alert HB-1747 & HB-2440
- HB-307, Anti-Gun. Assault Weapons Ban. This legislation bans a broad cross-section of gas operated firearms. Refer to FOAC 2019-2020 Anti-Gun Legislation, Item #1
- HB-768, Anti-Gun. This bill would mandate that ALL firearms must be registered and taxed annually ($10) with the PA State Police. Refer to FOAC 2019-2020 Anti-Gun Legislation Item #4
If you have questions you can contact:
Bob Oles 724-709-5669 firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Holdren 724-312-7463 email@example.com
You are invited to join the Second Amendment supporters who still plan to attend and STAND for our RIGHTS.
Join us Monday, June 8th at 10 AM on the Harrisburg Capitol steps.
“We the People” desire a peaceful assembly. There have been reports that agitators will try to disrupt this event to silence our right to free speech and assembly.
But, we are free men and will not be bullied by leftists and anarchists who are threatening us. We will demonstrate peacefully as is our right.
Speakers who will be in attendance (more may be added later) include:
Dr. Val Finnell, Pennsylvania Director for Gun Owners of America
Representative David Maloney (R-130), GOA “A+” rated candidate.
Rick Saccone, former Representative in the General Assembly and former Congressional candidate
Open and concealed carry is permitted because the rally is outside the Capitol building. As a reminder, you are required by law to have a License to Carry Firearms (LTCF) to carry openly or concealed during a state of emergency.
Come join us!
Dr. Val Finnell
Gun Owners of America
ROCHESTER SPORTSMEN’S GUN BASH
BIG KNOB GRANGE FAIR GROUNDS
Located at 339 Grange Road, Rochester, PA 15074
DONATION: $40.00 Ticket with Multiple Chances to Win
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED
DATE: September 27, 2020
TIME: Doors Open at 12:30 & Event Begins at 1:00 p.m
Proceeds go to the Rochester Sportsmen’s Club Building & Grounds Fund
Winners will enjoy picking from one of the four various prize tables for some high grade guns.
Win brands in new exciting caliber’s like Ed Brown, Weatherby, Les Baer, Browning, Kimber, Desert Eagle, Franchi and more!
Strip ticket sales during the event $4.00-$5.00 -$10.00-$15.00
All non-winning strip tickets will be eligible for a last event gun drawing for a “Thanks for Coming Drawing”
1 Free Military Gun Drawing for Current Military and Veterans at the event….Must have event ticket and register as military at the door
Tickets Sponsored By: Jay Adams at Sage Point Financial 1-877-967-6900
Guns will be handled by Duke’s Sporting Goods 724-652-6019 in New Castle, PA which contains many options for you!
Questions call Jerry at 724-601-6964
Unsold tickets become property of the RSC Club – Winner doesn’t need to be present.
Exciting Caliber’s And Firearms
1 .. Browning A Bolt 3 7mm 08
2 ..Glock 20 10mm
3 .. Benelli Nova Blk Syn 12 ga.
4 .. A.T.I. Omri Hybrid Max Rifle 300 Blackout
5 .. Bond Arms O/U Roughneck 45 LC
6 .. S&W Shield 9mm
7 .. Stoeger Condor O/U Choice of 12, 20 or 410 ga.
8 .. EAA Girsan MC 312 BIk Syn Semi 12 ga.
9 .. Walther CCP M2 9mm
10 .. S7W EZ 380 Auto
11 .. Mossberg Patriot Predator 450 Bushmaster
12 .. Canik TP9 SF 9mm
13 .. Taurus Spectrum 380 Auto W/Viridon Laser
14 .. Ruger American Predator 6mm Creedmoor
15 .. Savage 81717 HRM
16 .. Taurus TH9 Hi Cap 9mm
17 .. Mossberg Patriot Predator 6.5 PRC
18 .. DPMS A15 5.56 Nato
19 .. Kel Tee PMR-30 22 Mag. 30 Shot
20 .. Savage Axis W/Scope – Choice of Cal.
21.. SCCY 9mm – Choice of Color
22.. Taurus Judge Public Defender 45 LC/410 ga.
23.. Winchester XPR 350 Legend
24.. Springfield Hellcat 9mm
25 .. Weatherby Vanguard 257 WBY Mag.
Registration: 9:00 am / Shotgun Start at 10:00 am
$75.00 per shooter. 100 Birds
Lunch and prizes provided.
You must provide your own ammo but ammo is available at the club
Station Sponsorship: $50 per station.
Registrations and money can be returned to New Sewickley Township Police Department 724-774-2473
Or Mailed to : New Sewickley Police Department, 233 Miller Road, Rochester PA 15074
This past weekend was a big one for Pennsylvania’s student archers.
Over 230 students participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) traveled from Pennsylvania to Louisville, Ky. in search of a national title in one of four different tournaments.
The team from Montrose Elementary School, in Montrose, Pa., Susquehanna County, was crowned national champions in both the NASP National Center Shot Bullseye Tournament and the NASP National Centershot IBO 3D Challenge.
The team, which in March won the Pennsylvania State Championship, placed second in the NASP National IBO 3D Challenge and sent several individuals to the podium, as well.
Aiden Sprouse, a fifth-grader at Montrose, captured the national title at the Eastern National IBO 3D Challenge Tournament, outshooting 693 other students. Aiden also placed second in the NASP National Centershot IBO 3D Challenge with a score of 287 and placed second in the National Center Shot Bullseye Tournament, as well, with a score of 283.
Hailey Aukema, a fifth-grader from Montrose, took home third-place in the Eastern National IBO 3D Challenge with a score of 279.
Alanna Welsh, a fifth-grader at Montrose, turned in a score of 285 in the NASP Eastern National Bullseye Tournament, good enough for a fifth-place.
Meanwhile, Kaylee Landry, a senior from Susquehanna Community High School, placed fifth overall in the NASP Eastern National Bullseye Tournament. Kaylee shot a score of 296 out of a possible 300, which was better than 7,108 other archers. Her score earns her the opportunity to participate in the NASP Scholarship Shoot Off, where top honors could secure her a $20,000 scholarship.
A total of $113,000 in cash scholarships will be awarded by the end of this shoot-off.
Each of the 18 archers will be eligible for any of the following scholarship amounts:
- $20,000 – Top Male & Female
- $15,000 – 2nd Male & Female
- $10,000 – 3rd Male & Female
- $5,000 – 4th Male & Female
- $2,500 – 5th Male & Female
- $1,000 – 11-18th Combination of Male and Female Archers
Any archer that is unable to attend the scholarship-shoot-off will automatically be awarded one of the $1,000 scholarships.
Pennsylvania Game Commission shooting sports coordinator Todd Holmes congratulated the state’s student archers for their outstanding performances in Kentucky.
“We want to congratulate all the individuals and teams that so fittingly represented Pennsylvania at the national tournament, and wish Kaylee the best of luck in the Scholarship Shoot Off,” Holmes said. “We are Pennsylvania proud!”
For a full listing of all Pennsylvania teams and students visit https://nasptournaments.org/NationalWorld.aspx
Courtesy of Pennsylvania Game Commission