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Considering the circumstances, this rally went pretty well.  POOFA/PA2A turnout wasn't nearly what it's been in the past, but scheduling issues probably had a lot to do with that.  I think we need to figure out a more streamlined way to comm out "secure" details, as we had 2 POOFA threads going; 1 that was the main attention grabber in the PA forum, and the other in the lounge that had the more sensitive data and was considered a more "secure" location to avoid exposing info.  

We should make the 2nd street garage our primary meet up point.  The south street garage had great proximity, but that was the only positive.  The alley ways were tight/narrow, had a lot of people loitering around that had unnerved several, and the garage overall was just super tight.  

Huge thumbs up to calzone and cruzans for bringing coffee, mcmuffins and donuts!  calzone brought 2 tables that we were able to use for food and for the setup at the steps.

Everyone was super helpful with getting materials down from the garage and helped to setup the table.  I think that all went really well and it was really a team effort.  Everyone helped with the table, talking to folks, passing out swag, etc.  We were a bit tongue tied on some "official" responses to what PA2A is and other organizational questions, which we should work on standard comms like our mission statement, etc.  Also, for the amount of gear we bring for the table, we should get some kind of wagon to lug everything there from the garage.

Other comms worked out pretty well for those that brought radios, was able to get those that needed help programming fixed up pretty quick in the garage and came in handy, despite the small crowd.

*Will add more if I think of anything else.

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GOA asking for Harrisburg area 2A volunteers this Saturday 9/19/2020 to help 2A State Senator reelection effort.
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People,

The importance of the November 3, 2020 election cannot be overstated.
The Democrat Party is now openly hostile towards our right to own any gun and openly hostile towards our right of self defense.

Any Democrat Party political takeover at the state or national level is an unacceptable threat to our lives and safety.
Please VOTE REPUBLICAN to protect us all from the violent mobs that are now rioting under the political cover of the Democrat Party.

Our right of armed self defense in Pennsylvania is protected by a very thin margin in both the Pennsylvania House and Pennsylvania Senate.
Just as in Virginia and other Democrat controlled states, a Democrat takeover in Pennsylvania will be followed by a wave of gun bans and gun confiscations.

We must secure Republican victories in every Pennsylvania state level challenge to protect ourselves from Democrat gun bans and Democrat mob violence.
It will be an absolute disaster for our 2A rights and our safety if Democrats win control of the Pennsylvania House or Pennsylvania Senate.

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If you want to make a difference, please help protect our 2A rights and our right of self defense in Pennsylvania.

As GOA-PA posted here: https://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=364980

We need 2A volunteers to help pro 2A State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry Counties) who is facing a well funded challenge by anti 2A Democrat George Scott.
Anti 2A Democrat George Scott gained notoriety by burning an AR-15 in his political campaign advertisement.

Pro 2A State Senator John DiSanto's District 15 is in the greater Harrisburg area, and we are looking for 2A volunteers to help his reelection effort.
2A Volunteers will meet in a group and go door to door to sign up voters every Saturday between now and the November 3, 2020 election.

This Saturday (September 19, 2020) 2A volunteers will meet in Derry Township.
If you want to help our 2A volunteers sign up voters in Derry Township tomorrow, please contact Val Finnell here: val.finnell@gunowners.org

Volunteers will meet at 8:45AM at the Cocoa Diner, 590 E Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036.
Some may meet early for breakfast at 8:00AM.
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Please get involved and help protect us all from Democrat gun bans and Democrat mobs rioting in our streets.
Please VOTE TRUMP and VOTE REPUBLICAN in the November 3, 2020 election, register to VOTE here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages...ome.aspx#1

Thank you very much.
Bern-

Here's the official Facebook event page for the 2021 VA rally. I intend on going, but won't know my work schedule for some time, but I plan on making sure I can be there. As usual, let's represent PA.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3219227438142359/

Here's the official Facebook event. It looks like I can make it. Let's try to get a PA contingent to show up like last time.

https://www.facebook.com/events/699912233847595/


The 2nd Annual 2A Rally at the US Capitol Building will be held on October 24th, 2020.

The event will feature a coalition of speakers with a wide variety of perspectives and priorities in regard to gun rights in the United States. This is a grass roots event,  organized and funded by concerned American Gun Owners, not any specific organization or company.

<Posted at Justin's request>

We are pleased to announce that we are very close to finalizing our first order for a PA2A branded "Guns Save Lives" sticker, similar to the one made popular in VA by the VCDL! These will be an inexpensive item to hand out at rallies to promote both the 2A cause, and this site.

They will eventually be offered here in the online store, but for now, we are asking for donations and/or pre-orders the help cover the cost of the initial order. Please visit the main page to make your donation/order (https://pa2a.org/).

For each dollar you donate, we will send out a sheet of 6 stickers **IF REQUESTED**. You are not obligated to take the stickers, or to take the full amount that corresponds with your donation. Please specify exactly how many sheets (if any) you wish to receive.

They will be 3" round stickers, bright orange with black text, identical to the one shown below, except that "PA2A.ORG" will replace "VCDL.ORG." We plan to place the order some time this week, and hope to be able to begin fulfillment by 8/17. We will update this thread as we make progress.

We may need to reevaluate pricing and postage once we have them in hand, so consider this an introductory offer. Sufficient notice will be given before any pricing change.


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July 29, 2020

Stand Your Ground Against Socialism:

Metcalfe Sets New Date for 2020 Right to Keep and Bear Arms Rally


HARRISBURG — Answering the people’s demands that Gov. Tom Wolf’s tyrannical abuse of emergency powers must be stopped and never imposed again, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) officially confirmed today that this year’s Rally to Protect Your Right to Keep and Bear Arms will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29, beginning at 11 a.m., on the front steps of the Capitol, in Harrisburg.


“It is precisely the Second Amendment and our right to keep and bear arms which provides the foundation and reinforcement of all the rights recognized and proclaimed in our state and federal constitutions,” said Metcalfe. “This especially includes, Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which clearly states: ‘The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.’”


Identifying specific legislative priorities for this year’s rally, Metcalfe referenced his June 24 vote in support of House Bill 1747, which would repeal statutes that allow the governor to suspend or limit the sale of firearms during a disaster emergency declaration. Additionally, the bill would repeal a section of the Crimes Code that infringes upon the right to open carry during an emergency declaration. Advancing with strong bipartisan support in the House, House Bill 1747 is now awaiting Senate consideration.


“Message to Tom Wolf: Your blatant, unconstitutional misbehavior in office and callous disregard for the most fundamental civil liberties of your fellow man give this year’s theme of Stand Your Ground Against Socialism even more substantive significance,” said Metcalfe. “You have no authority to imprison any citizen in their home or otherwise rob them of their right to put food on the table. Our right to arm and defend ourselves and our loved ones is non-negotiable, and you can expect us to vigilantly defend these inherent rights on the state Capitol steps on Tuesday, Sept. 29.”


Metcalfe is also encouraging all law-abiding citizens who attend to stay alert and practice social distancing according to CDC guidelines.


I've already spoken to Justin, and our intent will be to plan and attend a rally in support of our 2A rights, even if this event is again cancelled or postponed.

We will begin outreach to partner groups as was done the last time, in hopes of having as large of a turnout as possible, and doing so in an organized way to help ensure safety and a positive experience for all in attendance.

Hey folks. Hope everyone is well.

It's been busy here in NW PA. The other group I "play" with, PA III& Patriots has been keeping me busy. Considering this is the most recent rendering of a PA III% patriot group and only 4 months old...we have a pretty large number of people on our roster (130). But as usual there are only 20-30 people really involved in the physical world.  And these people were there and have been there for a while. The rest are keyboard warriors.

Our core group has been busy.  A few have been doing tactical pistol training at the Sheepdog Project at Altra firearms in Mercer County. We've had a few training sessions with just members.  We are trying to get as many people as we can licensed for HAM radio. There a class set up in Erie with a local club and it's going well.  There's been a few local events where others ask for help for a show of force around monuments and during protests. Fortunately the antfa and BLM tards in NW PA know better than to fuck around with us.

This weekend we are having a monthly meet at MK Goddard state park (Saturday, launch 2 at 11:00).  I am hoping with all the shit going on in the country that the keyboard warrior people get a little initiative and show up.  Our primary purpose to get people grouped together by location and come up with a plan if SHTF. 

Again, hope everyone is well.  I think the next few months will not be any better, maybe worse. Keep you powder dry, be vigilant, and shoot straight when required.

I'm not sure what happened, but a few days ago the forum stopped sending emails for things like PMs. The error log indicates a problem with the email server I'm using to avoid the spam box, so I've submitted a ticket with them.

I'll keep yinz posted.

One of the speakers yesterday noted that they did not like the term "law-abiding gun owners". One of the reasons for moving away from that term that came to my mind was a law-maker who was proposing several strict gun-control measures. When asked how she thought "law-abiding gun owners" would respond, she said basically, "Well, if they are really law-abiding, they will comply with whatever we pass."

Perhaps as "laws" continue to move further away from the constitution, a different label is in order. Yesterday's speaker suggested "Peaceable gun owners." I think it's a good suggestion, because I think that many of us may find ourselves in situations where we may soon be turned into criminals, literally by the stroke of a pen rather than our own explicit actions, but that still doesn't mean we are roaming the streets inciting violence and looking for any possible justification to use our guns.

Thoughts?

Let's get a list of items we need.


1) Business cards.
2) Stickers (matching our patches.)
3) Nametags

All of these things we suggested by GNBrotz and I believe he has a name tag solution.

4) Portable PA system (I do have a bull horn, which seemed to work well for the impromptu rally.
5) Portable podium.
6) Pamphlets/flyers for PA2A.
7) Table banner.


What else?