Firearms Owners Against Crime
"The Firearm 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."