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Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League

Voice of 200,000 Sportsmen

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The ACSL has been serving the Sportsmen of Allegheny County since 1933.

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The next regularly scheduled meeting of the ACSL will be held at 7:30 PM

The November 13, 2014 ACSL Meeting will be held at

Pitcairn -Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club

 505 Mosside Boulevard [Rt. 48] North Versailles, PA 15137

PHONE: (412) 824-3790

 

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Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor and Support H.R. 2959  "The Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013" 

The "Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013" (H.R. 2959)--introduced in the U.S. House by Reps. Richard Nugent (R-Fla.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah)--would allow any person who is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal law and who has a valid concealed firearm permit, to carry a concealed handgun in any state that issues its own residents permits to carry concealed firearms. Persons carrying a handgun in another state pursuant to H.R. 2959 would be subject to the laws of that state with respect to where concealed firearms may be carried.  Similar legislation to H.R. 2959 passed the House in 2011 by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 272-154. Read more

NRA Files Letter of Opposition to Harry Reid's Attempt to Silence Free Speech

As we reported last week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been aggressively pushing "Senate Joint Resolution 19," a proposed "amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections."

As the title suggests, S.J.R. 19 would amend the United States Constitution to allow Congress and the states to ban certain political speech now considered protected under the First Amendment and would thereby allow anti-gunners in Congress to silence their critics, and to control the gun "debate"  S.J.R. 19 would authorize burdensome federal and state regulation--or outright prohibition--of spending by corporations and other legal entities (like NRA) to do what many were created to do:  protect the rights of their members at the ballot box.
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CCRKBA BLASTS PAUL ALLEN'S TANK PURCHASE WHILE BACKING GUN CONTROL MEASURE 

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said billionaire Paul Allen, who recently donated $500,000 to support gun control Initiative 594, has taken hypocrisy to a new level by reportedly attempting to purchase a WWII vintage German Panzer tank.

“While Paul Allen is eager to get his hands on a genuine weapon of war", CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb observed, “he is all-too-willing to support a measure that throws obstacles in the way of law-abiding citizens who may just want to borrow or buy a firearm from a friend or in-law. How silly is that"?  Read more   

Missouri Legislature Overrides Governor’s Veto Of Bill Permitting Armed Teachers

Both chambers of the Missouri legislature this week accomplished an override of Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill expanding both concealed and open carry rights at schools in the Show Me State.

Nixon had vetoed SB 656 in July, arguing that training educational staff to carry concealed firearms on campus “would not make our schools safer” and that only school resource officers should be allowed to possess weapons on school grounds. Read more   

AF ANNOUNCES MERGER OF JEWS FOR THE PRESERVATION OF FIREARMS OWNERSHIP  

The Second Amendment Foundation announced that Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) has become part of the SAF family, bringing together two stalwart gun rights organizations under one banner.  

“We’re both delighted and proud to announce this merger,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “JPFO was founded 25 years ago by the late Aaron Zelman, and it has become a strong voice in defense of the Second Amendment. I'm personally confident that bringing JPFO into the SAF extended family will benefit firearms owners at many levels.”       Read more

 

 

 

                                                  

 

 

                                 

 

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Author's Bio - John is an inquisitive contrarian who writes, frequently with humor, about current events in fish and wildlife research as well as the ethical and societal issues that affect the outdoor life.

Hook, line and stinkers by John C. Street 

This isn't intended to get anyones political shorts in a bunch but , we've all seen enough of the goings-on in Washington D.C. lately to know that when someone says the implementation of some hair-brained scheme is "possible but not probable" they're either out in La-La land somewhere or just not paying attention."  Read more

 

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