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Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League

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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

PHONE: (412) 824-3790

 

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Sportsmen Prevail: Judge Denies HSUS Injunction

On Oct. 22, Maine Superior Court Justice Joyce Wheeler denied a request for a temporary restraining order filed by the ad-hoc group Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting and Katie Hansberry, an employee of the animal-rights group Humane Society of the United States. Their request sought to block television commercials opposed to Question 1 in Maine, which will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, and which informed the public of fact-based wildlife management issues and public safety concerns.

“We are obviously pleased with Justice Wheeler’s ruling, but not surprised,” said Nick Pinizzotto, U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance president and CEO. “This was clearly a case of the HSUS-led Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting wasting everyone’s time by bringing a frivolous lawsuit designed to draw the attention of voters away from the facts that they cannot avoid.”   Read more

SAF Sues Illinois Over Restrictive CCW Residency Requirements  

The Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Illinois, challenging that state’s concealed carry statute that restricts otherwise qualified non-residents the rights and privileges of carrying concealed firearms based solely on their state of residence.

Joining SAF in this legal action are the Illinois State Rifle Association, Illinois Carry, Inc., and ten individual plaintiffs, all residing in other states and who are licensed to carry in those states. Under the restrictive Illinois statute, only residents from states with “substantially similar” requirements to obtain a carry license are allowed to apply for non-resident licenses.

Only four states currently qualify under that provision. They are Hawaii, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia. None of the individual plaintiffs reside in those states.  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

 

 

                                                  

 

 

                                 

 

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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.

Hook, line and stinkers by John C. Street 

This isn't intended to get anyones political shorts in a bunch but , we've all seen enough of the goings-on in Washington D.C. lately to know that when someone says the implementation of some hair-brained scheme is "possible but not probable" they're either out in La-La land somewhere or just not paying attention."  Read more

 

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