Good News for Pennsylvania Sportsmen! Senate sends Landowner Liability Amendment to Governor

By Tom Beveridge Firearms Industry Consulting Group Late last week, the Pennsylvania Senate presented Governor Corbett with Senate Bill 648 which will amend Title 34, Section 924 of the Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife Code to protect landowners who grant permission to individuals who are hunting and trapping on their property. As presently written, Section 924 … Continue reading Good News for Pennsylvania Sportsmen! Senate sends Landowner Liability Amendment to Governor

I’ve Got Protesters Under My Treestand !!

On more than one occasion, I have heard stories of hunters who were harassed in some fashion by animal rights activists, adjacent landowners, other hunters and, in one instance, by an ex-spouse.    While I have been fortunate to avoid such incidents, the law of the Commonwealth has, indeed, addressed this concern....to a certain extent. Known … Continue reading I’ve Got Protesters Under My Treestand !!

Can I Carry My Handgun While Archery Hunting?

Recently, a fellow hunter and I were meandering along an old logging road intent on setting up a treestand on a ridgeline deep in the northwoods of Pennsylvania. Our hope was to find the ever-elusive dominant whitetail buck, nicknamed “King Kickback” for the one “kicker” antler which protruded from his left G3 tine. The King … Continue reading Can I Carry My Handgun While Archery Hunting?

Can the Government Control Your Ability to Get a Tattoo or Piercing? They Are Trying !!

With Pennsylvania lawmakers on the hunt to regulate the Commonwealth's tattoo and piercing industries via the proposed "Body Art Establishment Act" (see this author's prior post), it appears Washington, DC, lawmakers are now jumping on the regulation train as well.    Last Friday, the City's Department of Health released a 66 page packet of proposed "draft" … Continue reading Can the Government Control Your Ability to Get a Tattoo or Piercing? They Are Trying !!

Pennsylvania Legislature Seeking to Regulate the Tattoo and Piercing Industry

by Tom Beveridge --> During my second year of law school, I experienced the exhilaration of my first tattoo. The artist was located in a strip mall and, within three months of my experience, he was long gone. A “scratcher” by most standards, the artist's work faded quickly. I was left with a piece of … Continue reading Pennsylvania Legislature Seeking to Regulate the Tattoo and Piercing Industry

Another Assault Weapons Ban in the Pennsylvania Legislature? Here is Pennsylvania House Bill 517

In my last blog, I discussed the Assault Weapons Ban bill currently pending before the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee (SB 435). Not to be outdone by their Senate colleagues, several State Representatives likewise introduced a similar Assault Weapons Ban on February 5, 2013 to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives – House Bill 517. As of … Continue reading Another Assault Weapons Ban in the Pennsylvania Legislature? Here is Pennsylvania House Bill 517

Proposed Legislation Watch – Pennsyvania Senate Bill 435 – Assault Weapons Ban

Is your right to keep and bear arms about to be infringed by the Pennsylvania Senate?   Currently pending in our Senate Judiciary Committee is Senate Bill 435 known as the Assault Weapons Ban.   The Bill was initially introduced by Senator Lawrence M. Farnese - a Democrat representing the southern portion of Philadelphia County - on … Continue reading Proposed Legislation Watch – Pennsyvania Senate Bill 435 – Assault Weapons Ban

Gun Owners Beware !!! Legislation is pending in Pennsylvania

I was born and raised in Elk County, Pennsylvania, which is a rural county in Northwestern Pennsylvania, population of a little less than 32,000.   For these hard working, blue collar men and women, hunting, fishing and trapping are, quite simply, common ways of life.  In fact, we didn’t even have school on the first day … Continue reading Gun Owners Beware !!! Legislation is pending in Pennsylvania

US Senate stalls vote on the Sportsmens’ Act of 2012

The United States’ Senate stalled a vote this week on a bill known as the Sportsmens' Act of 2012 which would have increased land access and permitted specific individual hunters who lawfully harvested 41 polar bears in Canada from importing their trophies to the United States - each of which  were taken prior to receiving … Continue reading US Senate stalls vote on the Sportsmens’ Act of 2012

The Importance of Earnest,… When You’re Dead

by Thomas R. Beveridge, Esquire Prince Law Offices, PC (610) 845-3803 x81104 I once had the honor of being appointed as the executor of a close relative’s estate following his untimely passing.   While the first several days were shadowed by sorrow and grief, friends and family soon bonded together to begin sorting through the thousands … Continue reading The Importance of Earnest,… When You’re Dead