|This is extremely disturbing… 2nd Amendment Supporter, |
According to recently leaked reports from the New York Times, Joe Biden is about to bypass Congress AGAIN to implement Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs).
His ATF bureaucrats are drafting a new rule that would expand background check requirements to cover nearly ALL firearm sales…
…Meaning that Biden’s ATF will soon be able to gather the name, address, social security number, and other personal information about ALMOST EVERYONE who legally purchases a gun.
Enforcing UBCs requires gun registration – and with Joe Biden or another radical anti-gunner in the White House, that will quickly end with gun confiscation.
Gun Owners of America is planning to file a lawsuit to block Biden’s new rule.
And we won’t stop there: We’ll also pressure Congress to slash the funding for this new rule and punish the legislators who voted for the Cornyn-Murphy bill that enabled this tyranny.
But to successfully challenge this rule in the courts and defund it during the appropriations process in Congress, we’re going to need your support.
Please make a contribution to our 2A Protection Fund to fuel our multi-front battle against Biden’s new Universal Background Registration Checks rule.
When the Cornyn-Murphy gun control “compromise” was before Congress, GOA warned that changes to the definition of a “gun dealer” would be weaponized by anti-gunners to implement backdoor Universal Background Checks. And it didn’t take long for them to do exactly that…
The anti-gunners at Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown have thrown their full weight behind the push to implement UBCs. They’ve gone as far as to rebrand private firearm sales as “the gun seller loophole” and “the growing digital loophole” to defend Biden’s use of executive action. No matter what terms anti-gunners invent to try and justify it, this executive order is blatantly unconstitutional infringement with no basis in the text or history of the Second Amendment. Your Second Amendment rights are God-given. Not government-given. But Biden’s new rule would give the federal government unprecedented power to infringe on the constitutional rights of law-aiding Americans. It would prohibit you from selling your own privately-owned firearms for a “profit” without a federal firearms license or a background check. The rule would also redefine the term “dealer” to set a maximum number of firearms sales that a private citizen may engage in per year without needing a federal firearms license.
Anti-gunners are pushing to limit gun collectors and sellers to just 5 transactions per year!
If you don’t register, you’ll face 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine – and the Biden Administration is planning to aggressively prosecute anyone who doesn’t comply.
This new rule would quickly lead to the DEATH of the Second Amendment. Joe Biden has already used executive fiat to BAN 40,000,000 firearms with attached stabilizing braces – and he’s not going to stop there.
His ultimate goal is to ban ALL firearms.
Universal Background Registration Checks would pave the way for confiscation the next time Biden (or a future president) unilaterally implements a gun ban. That’s why I’m asking grassroots gun owners like YOU to help GOA marshal the funds we need to kill Biden’s new rule as quickly as possible.
So please, make a contribution to our 2A Protection Fund to fuel our multi-front battle against Biden’s new Universal Background Registration Checks rule.
In Liberty, Erich Pratt
Senior Vice President Gun Owners of America
The Biden administration has sunk to a new low in its anti-gun crusade, reportedly withholding funds from schools that have hunting or archery programs as part of their curriculum, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.
Fox News is reporting the administration “is blocking key federal funding earmarked under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 for schools with hunting and archery programs. This is allegedly happening because the administration may be “misinterpreting” provisions in the ESEA and last year’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), as suggested by Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, both Republicans…
EXCLUSIVE: The Biden administration is blocking funding for elementary and secondary schools with hunting or archery programs under its interpretation of a recent school safety law. | Fox News
Firearms Owners Against Crime has been led by Kim Stolfer for nearly 30 years. His leadership and steadfast dedication in defending the individual rights of Pennsylvanians, in protecting and upholding Article 1 Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution and the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution has been unmatched.
On Sunday, December 11th, 2022, Kim Stolfer announced that he was stepping down as President of FOAC-ILLEA. As per the FOAC-ILLEA bylaws, 1st Vice President, Jim Stoker has assumed the role of President. Kim gave Jim a glowing endorsement during his final address as President.
In a special meeting of the FOAC-ILLEA board of directors on Thursday, December 15th, the board unanimously voted to install Jim Stoker as President of FOAC-ILLEA as per the bylaws and the wishes of Kim.
After the vote, Jim Stoker said,
“No man can fill Kim’s shoes, but I will do my best to lead this organization that Kim founded, and continue his fight, OUR fight against tyrants, for Liberty and the individual’s right to self-defense.”
The board also unanimously voted to appoint Klint Macro to the office of 1st Vice President.
The last order of business in the meeting was to appoint Kim Stolfer as President Emeritus, a special advisor to the President.
Jim has advised the board that he will be seeking their advice as he intends to fill 2 vacant board seats in the very near future.
FOAC-ILLEA is moving into 2023 with a determined President and a united Board of Directors who will continue to advance the cause of Liberty for all Pennsylvanians.
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“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them.” —Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking up Arms (1775)
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
Upon the signing of our Declaration of Independence, as I noted in my recent column, “Independence Day and Our Legacy of Liberty,” John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, that the 4th of July “ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty.” He continued, “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”
He added: “You will think me transported with Enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom I can see the Rays of ravishing Light and Glory. I can see that the End is more than worth all the Means. And that Posterity will triumph in that Days Transaction, even although We should rue it, which I trust in God We shall not.”
On this, our nation’s Celebration of Independence, I invite you to read about the history of Independence Day and the foundational Unalienable Rights of Man.
For a more complete context about our nation’s founding and the progress toward the fulfillment of the Liberty enshrined in our Declaration and Constitution, read “The Patriot’s Primer on American Liberty.” Note that you can purchase these Liberty Primer Pocket Guides in bulk for distribution to schools, organizations, etc, at our cost.
Reflecting on the American Revolution in 1818, John Adams observed: “But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, of their duties and obligations. … This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people was the real American Revolution.”
And thus it has remained “in the minds and hearts” of American Patriots to this day.
As President Ronald Reagan warned: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
To that end, we remain vigilant, strong, prepared, and faithful.
On this Independence Day, and every day, join us in prayer for our Patriots in uniform — Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen — and all who stand in harm’s way in defense of Liberty. Pray also for their families who also bear the burden and sacrifice of defending Freedom.
The Patriot Post is inspired by Patriots, supported by Patriots, and devoted to Patriots. Our mission and operations budget is funded entirely by the voluntary financial support of American Patriots like you!
Publisher, The Patriot Post
A historical footnote: The famous flag flown over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812, as depicted below, was the inspiration for our National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” It had 15 stars and stripes. In 1795, two stars and stripes were added to the colonial flag, representing Kentucky and Vermont. This was the only U.S. flag to have fifteen stripes. In 1818, Congress proclaimed that one star for each new state would be added on the 4th of July following the state’s admission to the union and there would be thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies.
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776
A CALL TO ACTION, PA HB979 Strengthening Preemption PASSES the Senate.
CONTACT GOVERNOR WOLF AND URGE HIM TO SIGN HB979 INTO LAW!
Last night, the Pennsylvania Senate passed HB979 (32 YEAS 17 NAYS). This legislation was first introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Dowling. We would like to thank all of the Representatives and Senators that have upheld the Constitution and recognized that Elected Officials should be held accountable if they violate Article 1 Section 21 of the PA Constitution and Title 18 Section 6120. We also would like to congratulate all the dedicated FOAC Members, gun owners, and concerned Citizens that contacted their Reps and Senators urging them to support this legislation. Although we view this as a victory, our work is not done.
We need everyone to Contact the Governor’s office and urge him to sign this legislation into law when it hits his desk. One important point to make, when communicating with Gov. Wolf, is that HB979 was not passed simply on “party” lines.
Democrats and Independents support this legislation!
Democratic Senators, Lisa Bascola, James Brewster, and Marty Flynn voted YEA for HB979. So did Independent Senator John Yudichak. As a matter of fact, Democratic Senator James Brewster joined others and stood up on the floor of the Senate and spoke out in support of this legislation.
Democratic Representatives, Frank Burns, Scott Conklin, Anthony DeLuca, Patrick Harkins, Anita Kulik, Mark Longietti, Brandon Markosek, Robert Matzie, Robert Merski, Gerald Mullery, Christopher Sainato, and Pam Snyder all voted YEA for HB979.
See the votes for yourself.
Senate Roll Call HB979 (32/17)
House Roll Call HB979 (124/79)
Contact Governor Wolf TODAY! Email, Call, and fax if you can. Even throw a letter in the mail!
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf
Contact him via phone: 717-787-2500
Contact him via fax: 717-772-8284
Send him a letter with a stamp on it: 508 Main Capitol Bldg. Harrisburg, PA 17120
Liberty should not be exclusive to any one party!
We are grateful that our Republican Representatives and Senators stood strong for Liberty in supporting this legislation; ALL Republicans EXCEPT Representative Todd Stephens. Rep. Stephens voted against HB979 AND in December of 2021, he voted against Constitutional Carry. It would seem that Rep. Todd Stephens likely believes that Government should CONTROL who can protect themselves, and that local elected officials should be able to operate above the law and not be held accountable if they violate the Rights and Liberties of Pennsylvanians.
Unlike Rep. Stephens, I know that YOU agree with those that voted YEA for HB979 and value Liberty! If you believe that if an elected official should be held accountable if they violates the Citizens Right to defend themselves and those that they love, then contact the Governor TODAY and urge him to sign HB979 Strengthening Preemption.
Yours In Liberty!
2nd VP FOAC-ILLEA
Governor Tom Wolf consistently empowers criminals while actively restricting law-abiding Pennsylvanians. His dedication to this doctrine exposes either his true incapacity for logic and reason or the implementation of a grand plan to stifle individual rights and personal choice.
Governor Wolf proudly and defiantly vetoed SB565, “Constitutional Carry”, which recently passed through both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature.
In a statement regarding the veto, Governor Wolf stated, “this bill would make gun violence worse and would put law enforcement officers at greater risk of harm.” My question to him is “greater risk of harm from whom?” Law-abiding Pennsylvanians do not commit criminal acts, nor do they pose a threat to law enforcement. Law-abiding Pennsylvanians are just that; law-abiding.
Signing SB565 into law would only empower law-abiding Pennsylvanians to protect themselves from criminals, by carrying their tools of self-defense concealed, without needing to seek the approval of “The Government”.
Tom Wolf consistently shows that he believes his branch of the Government is the one that knows best. If his time in office has shown us anything, it is that in Tom Wolf’s world he believes only HE knows best how to manage your safety, your health, your money, your livelihood, and the education of your children; dismissing the legislature, the courts, the needs of parents and the wants of individuals. By restricting the law-abiding, Tom Wolf has by default, empowered the criminals who, by definition, do not follow the law.
In a press release on the Governor’s website it was said that, “From 2019 to 2020, the number of gun homicides in Pennsylvania increased by 48 percent.“ This statement is meant to mislead people into believing that the problem of violence stems from an increase of law-abiding citizens, purchasing record numbers of firearms. The fact remains, he does not acknowledge, while under his watch, his Attorney General, Democratic controlled local governments, and county district attorneys across the Commonwealth have failed to uphold the law. These “government officials” have a habit of releasing criminals into the public, “dealing” away weapons charges, restricting and defunding police, and failing to impose mandatory minimum sentences for violent offenders. Tom Wolf would rather hold law-abiding citizens to the standard of “the criminal” instead of holding “the criminal” to the standard of the law.
The Governor can celebrate all he wants. His veto was expected. The true victory of SB565 is Pennsylvanians now have a record of who is for and who is against an individual’s unrestricted right to self-defense. We now know which Democrat and Republican legislators voted against Constitutional Carry. We now know unequivocally which elected officials believe that it is better for “The Government” to have final say on who is allowed to protect themselves and their family.
Now, the only place these elected officials should fear law-abiding Pennsylvanians is at the polls on election day.
If an elected official is for the restriction of ANY individual’s right to defend themselves and those that they love, then that elect official does not deserve your vote!
PA Governor Tom Wolf
Governor’s Correspondence Office
508 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
When a community loses a lawsuit over the enactment of “local” firearms laws the legal expense are borne by the plaintiff/challenger. Communities which enact their own ordinances/laws , such as enacted in Pittsburgh, are in direct violation od, not only , the Constitution and Pennsylvania Criminal law but also the Ortiz Supreme Court decision (1996) and Dillion Rule!
Four ballot questions, including three proposed constitutional amendments, will appear on the May 18 Primary ballot in PA.
- The first two questions will add two amendments to the PA constitution, giving the PA Legislature more say and the governor less say in determining the extension or termination of disaster emergency declarations. These questions stem from the Legislature’s inability to curb Governor Tom Wolf’s COVID pandemic abuses. If approved by the voters, the two questions will amend the PA Constitution to give the legislature emergency declaration/termination authority that it currently does not have.
- The third question will add an amendment in the PA constitution guaranteeing that a person’s rights under the law cannot be denied because of race or ethnicity. This question is restricted to race & ethnicity only.
Note: Attempts to include gender identity in this question were rejected during the
legislative process to place the question on the ballot.
- The 4th question will determine whether the state loan program for volunteer fire companies & emergency services will be expanded to include paidfire departments and emergency services.
Paid fire departments and emergency services currently have income from taxes
and/or insurance & individual billing. This is different from volunteer fire companies,
volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads in PA which raise their own
funds and have unpaid staff.
Note: Many paid emergency ambulance services are privately owned companies, even though they may carry a municipal name.
Ballot Question 1
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law and increase the power of the General Assembly to unilaterally terminate or extend a disaster emergency declaration—and the powers of Commonwealth agencies to address the disaster regardless of its severity pursuant to that declaration—through passing a concurrent resolution by simple majority, thereby removing the existing check and balance of presenting a resolution to the Governor for approval or disapproval?
Ballot Question 2
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to change existing law so that: a disaster emergency declaration will expire automatically after 21 days, regardless of the severity of the emergency, unless the General Assembly takes action to extend the disaster emergency; the Governor may not declare a new disaster emergency to respond to the dangers facing the Commonwealth unless the General Assembly passes a concurrent resolution; the General Assembly enacts new laws for disaster management?
Ballot Question 3
Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended by adding a new section providing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of an individual’s race or ethnicity?
Ballot Question 4
Do you favor expanding the use of the indebtedness authorized under the referendum for loans to volunteer fire companies, volunteer ambulance services and volunteer rescue squads under 35 PA.C.S. §7378.1 (related to referendum for additional indebtedness) to include loans to municipal fire departments or companies that provide services through paid personnel and emergency medical services companies for the purpose of establishing and modernizing facilities to house apparatus equipment, ambulances and rescue vehicles, and for purchasing apparatus equipment, ambulances and rescue vehicles, protective and communications equipment and any other accessory equipment necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the fire companies and emergency medical services companies?
A YES vote on the first two questions is recommended because Governor Wolf’s unchecked power caused extensive damage to PA’s economy during the COVID pandemic & demonstrates the failings of not having a check & balance in place for emergency declarations in state government.
The equality question is strictly defined to race & ethnicity; a YES vote is recommended.
A NO vote is recommended on the state loan expansion question. Paid services are entirely different from volunteer services. Taxpayer-funded loans should apply to services which have limited sources of income, not to supplement services with established revenue flow.
Independents, non-affiliated voters, and members of minor parties can only vote on the ballot questions in the primary election and are urged to do so.
Please feel free to share this widely, as very little is being published about all four questions.
It is urgent that we, the voter, are informed & vote on these questions in the May 18th primary, or the parties will ultimately decide these issues for us.
See Americans for Prosperity for further discussion on Ballot Questions 1, 2, & 3
If you don’t know that your freedom, especially the 2nd Amendment, is under a full frontal assault by the Biden Administration and the current anti-gun Democrat congress, you’d better wake up. Wake up fast and get involved.
Two anti-gun bills passed the House last week and are now in the Senate for consideration. Read the following excerpts from FOAC’s March Newsletter, (Click here for complete newsletter) then contact your Senators and the additional Senator on the list to voice your opinion. Tell them in no uncertain terms that you want them to vote NO!!! on these bills
FOAC March Newsletter Excerpts
HR 8 Titled “Bipartisan Background Checks Act Of 2021” Is Dangerous to Your Ability to Defend Yourself-The Life You Save May Be Your Own
THIS bill, ostensibly referred to as a “universal background check act”, is in actuality UNIVERSAL GUN REGISTRATION that history has shown us eventually leads to Universal Gun Confiscation. This is not guesswork or supposition because cities and states that have universal gun registration have passed laws that have allowed government to go door-to-door and take firearms (i.e. New York City, California, etc.). These bills are being rushed through Congress at breakneck speed. In point of fact neither this bill or HR 1446 were listed in the schedule for being brought up today, March 11.
Congress is locked and loaded with a full magazine of Liberty stealing bills and your civil liberties are in their sights. This is but one bullet in their arsenal intended to separate you from your God given choice to defend yourself!
YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION IS REQUIRED TO STOP THIS BILL NOW in the Senate
Make no mistake about it, this proposed bill is a push to CRIMINALIZE YOUR ABILITY TO PROTECT YOURSELF from the violent criminals who DON’T bother with background checks.
The most dangerous cities in America have the strictest gun control laws. Any act that infringes on your ability to purchase or use a firearm puts YOU AT RISK OF BECOMING THE NEXT VICTIM of a violent attack.
As if HR 8 wasn’t bad enough there is a companion bill HR 1446 being pushed by the same leftists to infringe upon your right to your personal safety that allows the FBI to indefinitely delay background checks gun transfers-slow walking long enough that you might never be allowed to receive your firearm.
Some spineless Republicans in the House seeking THEIR peace and bipartisanship over YOUR SAFETY may be swayed to approve these bills and influence the Republican Senators to join in their cowardice.
This is SERIOUS – in one database the government will know who you are, what guns you own and all that will be missing is that knock on your door and, in one fell swoop, your inalienable God given rights to keep and bear arms will not only have been infringed upon but stolen. THERE IS NO GRANDFATHER CLAUSE.
Nancy Pelosi and her leftist gang with their armed body guards (guns for me but not for thee) will sleep soundly at night while you hide in a closet with no means of self-defense should you hear strange footsteps in the hall.
Kim Stolfer, President
HR-8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021
Description: Establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties. Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check.
Senator Pat Toomey
WASHINGTON, D.C. Office
455 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4254
Fax: (202) 228-0284
PITTSBURGH, PA Office
310 Grant Street, Suite 1440
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 803-3501
Fax: (412) 803-3504
Senator Bob Casey
WASHINGTON, D.C. Office
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6324
Fax: (202) 228-0604
PITTSBURGH, PA Office
310 Grant Street, Suite 2415
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 803-7370
Fax: (412) 803-7379
Senator Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499
HR-1446 – Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021
Description: Revises background check requirements applicable to proposed firearm transfers from a federal firearms licensee (e.g., a licensed gun dealer) to an unlicensed person. Specifically, it increases the amount of time, from 3 business days to a minimum of 10 business days.
First, Contact your two Pennsylvania Senators and tell them in no uncertain terms the you want them to vote NO!!! On both HR-8 and HR-1446.
Then contact the additional listed Senator to increase your impact
You might consider some of these Senators a lost cause, but contact them anyway. We must make our voices heard.
If you have questions you can contact:
Bob Oles 724-709-5669 [email protected]
Craig Holdren 724-312-7463 [email protected]