On Sunday March 17, 2013 there will be an open carry walk on Main st in Brookville, PA. Starting at 1 pm and followed by a meet and greet at the Pinecreek Firehall where they will have hotdogs, hamburgers, French fries, and drinks available for purchase. This is a peaceful gathering of people to show their support of their second amendment rights and to show that firearms are not and not all firearm owners are scary, dangerous, or a threat.
For more information, visit the group’s Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/333986836702525
As of approximately 2pm yesterday password changes and new account creation were restored. If you’ve been waiting on an account for more than 24 hours and still haven’t received an activation email, please contact me.
It’s been just about 24 hours, and I see new accounts being created, and I’m not hearing about problems with creating new accounts at this point, so I’m going to take that as confirmation that things are working as expected again.
Last two nights I’ve had people indicate that they are having some pages error out. I think generally hitting reload a couple times is doing the trick, but I’m looking into it.
I’m also having a separate issue with the registration server. At this time I am unable to accept new signups, and I cannot approve existing signups. I’m working to resolve this as quickly as I am able to do so.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope everyone takes a moment to spend with a loved one today. For those out there who are single at the moment, this is a good time to reconnect with a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Happy Groundhog’s Day!
According to Punxy Phil we’re going to see an early spring.
Among the things Obama called for in his message just a few minutes ago, he wants a 10 round magazine cap, increased prosecution for crimes (straw purchases in particular), he wants his buddy (B. Todd Jones) to be confirmed as ATF director.
Oh, and he wants to re-instate the 1994 assault weapons ban.
No armed guards to protect the schools. Apparently that is only good enough for politician’s kids.
No re-vamping of the ATF to figure out how things like Fast & Furious can happen, and no plans to fix it.
Call your representatives. The political shell game is still in full swing.
Obama is saying he’ll come out today with a comprehensive gun control agenda. Depending on what source you read this is likely to include as many as 19 executive orders, magazine capacity restrictions, and increased background checks.
It looks like an outright ban on all semi-autos is off of the table. FeinStein was going to introduce this legislation on Jan 3. Then it was “the end of January”. Now apparently it is Obama who is going to try to be the face of this movement.
I can only assume that the changing tactics is in response to the strong pressure being exerted by those of us calling our legislatures and expressing our views on the idiocy of passing laws that only impact law abiding citizens. Murder is aleady illegal, regardless of the tools used to achieve it.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Today is the Orthodox Christmas, as well as Christmas for Christian churches still working on the Julian calendar.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Today is the first day of the new congressional session, the 113th US Congress.
I know many of you have expressed concern with Senator Feinstein’s intended gun grabbing campaign. Today is a perfect day to contact your senators and congressmen.
Senator Toomey represents everyone in PA at the senate level. He can be reached at 855-552-1831. I believe this is a toll free call from within PA.
Typically Toomey’s phone is answered on the first ring or two by one of his staffers.
Senator Casey also represents everyone in PA at the senate level. The number I have for Casey is for his DC office. 202-224-6324. Typically for Casey you’ll be greeted by an automated message system, press 1 to voice your opinions. This will usually mean leaving a message for his staffers.
Rothfus represents the Pennsylvania 12th district in the US House, which happens to be my home turf. The number I have for him was the number he was campaigning with, and which appears to still be valid. 724-602-0277.
This morning when I called all three, Toomey had a staffer answering the phone, Casey was accepting voice mail as he usually does, and Rothfus’s number also rang through to an opportunity to leave voice mail.
Introduce yourself, identify the issue you are calling about as possible gun grabbing legislation by Feinstein (pronounced Fine-Stine), acknowledge that when she introduced similar legislation in 1994 the biggest effect was the early retirement of many of its supporters, and let your representative know that you fully back him fighting against Feinstein.
You might also mention approval of the NRA’s project School Shield.
I called all three this morning in less than 5 minutes. Call early and call often.
Merry Christmas! God bless us all!