Fellow Pennsylvania Firearm Owner, It's come time again for us to send out some alerts about what's going on in our commonwealth and around the country that affects your rights. The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee has scheduled statewide hearings on the issue of Gun Violence throughout March and April of 2007. Our hope is that we can get firearm owners to attend these events so that our voice can be heard among the sea of voices calling for "reasonable gun control" like: "Assault Weapon" Bans: PA House Bill 30 - It didn't stop crime at the federal level, why would it here? Complete Firearm Registration: PA House Bill 760 - Registration leads to confiscation and PA law has outlawed government firearm registries for years. Firearm Ballistics Databases: PA House Bill 277 - They have failed to prevent or solve crime everywhere they've been tried. Banning all firearms that are not electronically "personalized": PA House Bill 291 - The only firearms this law would allow you to own don't even exist yet! (Note: We will cover these bills in depth in an upcoming alert) We also can't help but notice that all of these hearings are being held in the big cities and not in any of the rural areas of the commonwealth and that they are all scheduled during the workweek, during work hours. However we hope that as many of you as possible will be able to attend the closest event and make it known that you expect our legislators to abide by the Pennsylvania Constitution and Pennsylvania State Law. In the case that you can't make it to these unfortunately located and scheduled events we urge you to contact the Judiciary Committee with your thoughts: Thomas R. Caltagirone (Chairman) 106 Irvis Office Bldg. P.O. Box 202127 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2127 Ron Marsico (Minority Chairman) 218 Ryan Office Bldg. P.O. Box 202105 Harrisburg, PA 17120-2105 Additionally always remember to contact your legislators regarding these issues. If you do not know who your legislators are you can find out by visiting our ‘Find Your Legislators' page located at: http://www.pafoa.org/politician-search/page/politics_find-your-legislators.html Once again, thank you for being interested and involved in these issues. United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Hearing List: [FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2007 - 11:30 AM - Pubic meeting on Crime & Gun Violence] Dixon House Community Center 1920 S. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA [TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence] Booker T. Washington Center 1720 Holland Street Erie PA [WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2007 - 9:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence Carnegie-Mellon University 1724 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA [THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007 - 9:30 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence] City Hall 815 Washington St. Reading, PA [THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2007 - 2:00 PM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence] Community Hospital 2600 West Nine St. Chester, PA [FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence] SW Senior Center 6916 Elmwood Ave. Philadelphia, PA [MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2007 - 9:30 AM - Public hearing on the impact of gun violence in Philadelphia] Temple University Hospital Erny Auditorium 3401 N. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA [FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence] Colorado Comm Center 2243-57 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA [FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2007 - 10:00 AM - Public meeting on Crime & Gun Violence] City Hall Broad & Market St.