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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

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Pennsylvania: Senate Passes Firearms Preemption Legislation, Also Votes to Ban Pigeon Shoots

Your help is still needed - Call your state Representative now!

After four years in the making, yesterday the Pennsylvania Senate finally voted to pass firearms preemption legislation in the form of an amendment to House Bill 80.  HB 80 passed by an overwhelming 34-14 vote.  This critical firearms preemption bill is not out of the woods yet, though.  We are down to the final hours of the 2014 legislative session, and your immediate action could make the difference to achieve this long-overdue measure.  The state House is expected to vote on HB 80 on Monday, October 20, and we need you to contact your state Representative today!

To date, nearly fifty municipalities have enacted illegal local gun control ordinances, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Reading.  Enough is enough.  After four years, it’s time for the Pennsylvania Legislature to finally pass this critical legislation, without playing games with your Second Amendment rights.  It’s time for the House or Representatives to follow the Senate in passing this important reform.  Read more   

Drama in the Rose Garden: Defying Senate, Obama Vows to Win on Gun Control

On Wednesday, the Senate rejected a gun control agenda that President Obama has adopted as his own over the last few months, but to which other gun control supporters have bitterly clung for years: banning an ever-lengthening list of semi-automatic firearms, banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, and expanding background check requirements to require government permission for many transfers of firearms among private citizens.

Within minutes of the Senate’s votes, which one political commentator called the “biggest loss” of Obama’s presidency, our Thespian-in-Chief theatrically stood beside a prominent crime victim and several family members of other victims in the Rose Garden, beginning his comments in a somber tone, so that the anger to which he would dramatically build over the next 13 minutes would, in contrast, appear more sincere.Read more

PETA Announces "Aquatic Angel” Drones to Stalk Anglers While in the Field

According to a recent press release from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), anglers will now find themselves being stalked by anti-hunters thanks to PETA’s new ”aquatic Angel” drones.

The “Aquatic Angel” is the newest tool from the anti-hunting group, following the release of their “Air Angel” drones released in the spring of 2013 to stalk hunters in the field. Read more

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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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.

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