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Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League

Voice of 200,000 Sportsmen

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Our goal is to provide you with useful information.

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

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Upcoming Events

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

September 10, 2015.  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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New Study: More Carry Permits = Less Crime

A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) finds that the number of people with concealed firearm carry permits has reached an all-time high, and that increasing the number of permit-holders is associated with a decrease in murder and total violent crime.

The study notes that the number of carry permit-holders has increased most sharply during the Obama administration, from 4.6 million in 2007 to over 12.8 million currently. Furthermore, coinciding with Pew Research Center polling finding that support for gun ownership and opposition to gun control is increasing among young people, minorities and women, the CPRC study found that carry permits are increasing more among minorities than among whites, and more among women than among men. Both sets of findings contradict gun control supporters` claim that gun ownership is confined to elderly white males.
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Stop Obama's Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

It's happening again,  President Obama is using his imperial pen and telephone to curb your rights and bypass Congress through executive action.

Even as news reports have been highlighting the gun control provisions of the Administration's "Unified Agenda" of regulatory objectives (see accompanying story), the Obama State Department has been quietly moving ahead with a proposal that could censor online speech related to firearms. This latest regulatory assault, published in the June 3 issue of the Federal Register, is as much an affront to the First Amendment as it is to the Second. Your action is urgently needed to ensure that online blogs, videos, and web forums devoted to the technical aspects of firearms and ammunition do not become subject to prior review by State Department bureaucrats before they can be published. Read more 

Data Shows Obama Still Best Gun Salesman In The US,

Says CCRKBA  

Last month set a new record for the number of background checks ever conducted during the month of June in the 17-year history of the National Instant Check System, prompting the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms to declare that, for the seventh year in a row, Barack Obama is the best gun salesman in the United States.

“It's a dubious honor for the president, I'm sure,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb chuckled. “After all, Barack Obama has been advocating all forms of gun control since before he was elected back in 2008, and the only thing that has really ever accomplished is to push gun sales higher.” Read more

Sunday Hunting Legislation Introduced to Legislature

Thanks to you, “Sunday Hunting” legislation, House Bill 1374, has been officially introduced this week and will be making its way through the General Assembly.  As introduced, HB 1374 would give discretion to the Pennsylvania Game Commission to implement Sunday hunting relative to seasons and bag limits in the Keystone state.  Just as they are trusted to make science-based decisions Monday through Saturday, the management of hunting seasons, harvest limits and times on Sundays should rest with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the wildlife experts who advise it. Read more  

 In case you could not attend, here is the Video of the entire May 12, 2015 Second Amendment Rally in Harrisburg.

1 hour 1 min 47 seconds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvdMAzkjmag                         

 

 

                                 

 

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Articles of Interest From John C. Street 

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.

Passing the buckby John C. Street 

They could see the deer, bits and pieces of him anyway, as he slipped across the side hill, screened for the most part by heavy patches of frost striped blackberry canes and grape tangles.  It wasn’t in a hurry but had obviously been disturbed by other hunters.  It checked its back trail as it came.  Read More

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