Teaching Them Early

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Legislative

Townships and other local municipalities in Pennsylvania are preempted from passing gun control legislation by state law. So you might wonder why we bother dealing with local municipalities when they start acting against our interests? They can pass ordinances, despite state law, but they cannot legally enforce them. For one, they do often try to enforce them, leaving the gun owner to fight a legal battle with the municipality in the Courts to get the case thrown out under preemption. Lawyers don’t come cheap, even if you ultimately win. Secondly, many local politicians have ambitions...

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Explaining The Gun Issue To Your Non-Gun Friends and Family

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Legislative

What the gun control debate sounds like to shooters, in a context most other people can understand. If you don’t like the alcohol context, you can use dogs. Say it’s become “known” that many drunk driving fatalities are caused by drunk drivers who drank whiskey.Temperance advocates would really prefer to ban all alcohol, and they’ve made serious moves toward those ends in the past. They frequently and not without merit point to all the social problems that alcohol abuse contributes to, especially when there’s high-profile fatalities. But they don’t really have the political power...

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Brian Fitzpatrick Votes Against Reciprocity

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Legislative

Apparently our Republican Congressman here in Bucks County is just fine with honest gun owners getting arrested in New Jersey and New York. Needless to say, we are very disappointed in his vote on H.R. 38 and will be looking to see whether NRA backs a primary challenger next election.

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Legislative Alert – H.R. 38 Up for House Vote

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Legislative

It is very important we put pressure on Brian Fitzpatrick to vote “yes” on H.R. 38, the National Reciprocity bill, which would force any state which issues licenses to carry firearms to recognize the licenses of any other state. As the bill is currently worded it would remarkably allow a New Jersey resident with a permit from states like Florida, Utah, or New Hampshire to legally carry in New Jersey. This bill will be voted on by the full House on Wednesday. To reiterate what NRA is asking, “Please IMMEDIATELY contact Brian Fitzpatrick at (202) 225-4276 and via email,...

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Defeating Murphy in New Jersey

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Legislative

By Scott L. Bach, of ANJRPC-PAC If there’s one thing that defines New Jersey gun owners, it’s the courage and tenacity to repeatedly face the “David and Goliath” battles and win against impossible odds, when most everyone else would have given up. The upcoming Governor’s race on November 7 will be the ultimate test of our mettle. Anti-gun Wall Street mega-millionaire Phil Murphy, an unknown who came out of left field, bullied and bought his way to the Democratic nomination. He cleared the field of serious, well-established candidates by creating the illusion...

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Legislative Alert

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Legislative

Federal Under the guise of banning the “bump stocks” used in the Las Vegas shooting, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers, including the local Congressmen Dent, Costello, and Meehan, have introduced a bill that would “any part or combination of parts that is designed and functions to increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but does not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.” NRA is opposing this bill, as it would ban installing a match grade trigger into a semi-automatic rifle since that technically affects the rate of fire, even if that is not its...

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