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Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League has done extensive research in the past, research that we have shared with PAGC, and semi-auto rifles are indeed safer than other action types. Commissioner Hoover's statement in the 2/1/19 press release echoes this sentiment, “While many states allow the use of semiautomatic rifles for hunting big game, and evidence suggests these firearms actually can be safer than their manually operated counterparts..."

 

Potential for Gun Control as Legislators Come Back to Harrisburg

This week, with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives coming back from their summer break, it is possible that House Bill 2227 may be up for a vote.  HB 2227 would allow the seizure of firearms with little or no access to due process.  Please contact your state Representative and strongly urge their opposition to HB 2227. 

Background Checks: No Impact on Criminals

We have seen a generation of gun-grabbers rise and fall. The new generation of gun-grabbers are pushing for the same tired and baseless policies that won’t so much as inconvenience criminals. We understand the emotional response to violence and the desire to “do something.”

Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban

On Wednesday, longtime gun control extremist Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the latest version of her perennial bid to rid America of its most popular types of rifles, as well as the standard capacity magazines that come with most modern firearms.

“Public Lands Package” Headed to President’s Desk

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Natural Resources Management Act of 2019 (S. 47), also known as the "Public Lands Package," and have sent it to President Trump for signature.

Ground-breaking study could reveal true cause of deer-killing disease

Chronic wasting disease is a growing threat for deer, elk, and moose in North America, infecting a larger portion of the populations each year.

The fatal disease attacks the neurological system and seems, at this point, impossible to cure. Adding another layer to this complicated issue is a recent discovery that might indicate that efforts to stop it have been misaligned, with silver-lined implications that could have dire consequences if not heeded.

 Union grad helps with school's big buck contest

With the first day of deer hunting season treated like a major holiday in this area, and with school’s closed for a day or two each year due to buck season, it’s no secret that hunting remains a popular pastime for many local youngsters and their families.

Please Contact Your U.S. Representative Today and Ask Them to Vote Against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112!

H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 are up for a vote this week in the U.S. House of Representatives! These are Pelosi-Bloomberg gun control bills designed to score political points, and they won’t have any impact on crime or criminals, don’t address America’s broken mental health system and don’t address the underlying causes of violence. For more information, click here and here.

 

Stealing Rights and Property in Steel City?

Pittsburgh Reportedly Considering Sweeping Gun Control

The NRA has received copies of what are reported to be draft ordinances being considered by the Pittsburgh City Council to enact sweeping gun control measures within the city.

“Arrest Me:” Pittsburgh Mayor Resorts to Theatrics After DA’s Warning About Illegal Gun Control

We have been reporting for some time on efforts by Pittsburgh’s mayor and city council to enact sweeping gun control, despite essentially universal agreement that they are prohibited from doing so by the state’s constitution, statutes, and judicial precedent.