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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

March 12, 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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DEP to Begin Online Live Video Stream of Harrisburg Falcons March 2

In what's become a sure sign that spring’s not far away, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it will begin the live video stream of the pair of peregrine falcons that nest on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg on Monday, March 2, 2015.  The feed is available http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/falcon/default.htm   Read more

MORE THAN 850 STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN ARCHERY TOURNAMENT

Competitors statewide converge on State College March 13. 

The field has been set for Pennsylvania's statewide student archery tournament to be held March 13 in State College.

More than 850 competitors have registered for the 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program State Tournament, hosted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission

Game Commission Shooting Sports Outreach Coordinator Todd Holmes said there's plenty of reason to get excited about this year's tournament.

“The preparation for this event started almost a year ago at the conclusion of last year's tournament,”€ said Holmes, who also serves as state-level administrator for NASP. “I'm excited to see everyone again and hope they all enjoy the new 3-D range and watching the best student archers in the state go head to head for the state title.”  Read more

Stop ATF's Ammo Ban: Urge Your U.S. Representative to Sign Congressional Letter to ATF on Proposed Ammo Ban

As NRA has been reporting since the night the news broke, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is moving to infringe upon the rights of law-abiding gun owners with a drastic reinterpretation of a nearly 30-year-old law regulating so-called “armor piercing”€ ammunition. So draconian is BATFE’s new “Framework” € that it would prohibit the manufacturing, importation, and sale of M855 ball ammunition, one of the most popular cartridges for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. Not coincidentally, the AR-15 is among the firearms the Obama Administration has unsuccessfully sought to outlaw. If they can’t ban the pie, so the thinking apparently goes, they might at least get the apples.   Read more

SAF Victory Again Shows Gun Rights Restoration Possible

The Second Amendment Foundation has once again funded and won a small but significant federal court victory in a Pennsylvania case in which a federal judge ruled that a man convicted of a misdemeanor crime several years ago, but who has demonstrated that he “would present no more threat to the community”€  than an average law-abiding citizen, may not lose his Second Amendment rights under a federal gun control statute known as 922(g)(1).

Julio Suarez was convicted in Maryland 25 years ago of a misdemeanor for carrying a firearm without a license. Since then, he has led an exemplary life, but the conviction was enough to cost Suarez his ability to buy and keep a firearm for defense of his home and family. He's been married for 20 years, fathered three children and has a government security clearance. He is also an elder of his local church. Read more

SAF Sues DC Over 'Good Reason' CCW Requirement  

The Second Amendment Foundation filed a federal lawsuit challenging the District of Columbia's highly restrictive concealed carry permit requirement that applicants provide a “good reason”€ before such a permit is issued, which violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. 

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. SAF is joined by three private citizens, Brian Wrenn and Joshua Akery, both of Washington, D.C., and Tyler Whidby, a Florida resident who also maintains a residence in Virginia. The city and Police Chief Cathy Lanier are named as defendants. 

The lawsuit asserts that “individuals” cannot be required to prove a €˜good reason” or ˜other proper reason” for the exercise of fundamental constitutional rights, including the right to keep and bear arms”€ All three individual plaintiffs in the case have applied for District carry permits and have been turned down by Lanier because they could not “Demonstrate a good reason to fear injury to person or property.”€   Read more

 

 

                                                              

 

 

                                 

 

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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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