The Firearms Owners Against Crime (FOAC) is non-partisan, non-connected
Political Action Committee organized to empower ‘all’ gun owners, outdoors
enthusiasts and supporters of the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the U.S.
Constitution and Article 1 Section 21 of the PA Constitution with the tools and
information necessary to protect this freedom from transgression. FOAC was formed
shortly after the City of Pittsburgh's illegal gun and ammunition ban of 1993. This was
an active year for gun legislation in Pennsylvania (Act 84 of 1994-HB 185 the
preemption law, Casey's gun ban) and the United States (Brady Bill, Assault Weapons
Ban...). A number of those who fought the Pittsburgh gun ban realized that a more
politically active role was necessary if we were keep our right to own and use guns.
Our first informal meetings were at the Whitehall Borough Building where we have
continued to meet on a regular basis. The FOAC became a formal Political Action
Committee in early 1994.
We aggressively oppose legislators who want to restrict the legitimate use of
firearms, including personal and property protection as guaranteed by the Constitutions
of the United States and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We accomplish these
goals by monitoring and reviewing legislative initiatives and voting records of elected
officials. This information is shared with interested parties, such as County
Sportsmen’s Leagues, the PA Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Unified Sportsmen
of PA, the Lehigh Valley Firearms Coalition, PA Gun Owners Association, PA State
Camp Lessees Association and other interested organizations at both the state and