proposed laws

PA Bill Number: HB1091

Title: Further providing for the offense of carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia.

Description: Further providing for the offense of carrying firearms on public streets or public property in Philadelphia. ...

Last Action: Removed from table

Last Action Date: Jun 30, 2014

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Washington DC Judge 'stays' Federal Court Ruling Legalizing the Carrying of Guns :: 07/29/2014

A federal judge Tuesday put on hold the decision he issued over the weekend banning enforcement of a key law Washington, D.C. police and federal law enforcement officials use to control the possession of handguns in the nation's capital.

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Gun Dealer Financial Attack - 'Operation Choke Point' - Stopped :: 07/28/2014

Victory against Operation Choke Point: Gun retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed "high risk" by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew Monday the list it put together that outlined what merchants may be considered risky for banks to do business with as part of the Obama administration's "Operation Choke Point."

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Boston Police Commissioner and Governor-Who NEEDS a Gun? :: 07/28/2014

Writing for a majority of the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller, which recognized an individual right under the Second Amendment to possess firearms for self-defense, Justice Scalia observed: "The very enumeration of the right takes out of the hands of government … the power to decide on a case-by-case basis whether the right is really worth insisting upon."

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How "Crazy Negroes" With Guns Helped Kill Jim Crow :: 07/22/2014

Chinn was a black man in Canton, Mississippi, who in the 1960s owned a farm, a rhythm and blues nightclub, a bootlegging operation, and a large collection of pistols, rifles, and shotguns with which he threatened local Klansmen and police when they attempted to encroach on his businesses or intimidate civil rights activists working to desegregate Canton and register black residents to vote.

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Washington DC seeks stay of Federal Court Ruling Legalizing the Carrying of Guns :: 07/28/2014

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the District of Columbia asked a federal judge on Monday to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.

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Federal Court Overrules Washington DC Ban on the Lawful Carrying of Firearms :: 07/27/2014

The ban on carrying of firearms by citizens in the nation's capitol has been struck down by the United States District Court, District of Columbia, attorney Alan Gura, representing plaintiffs in Palmer vs. District of Columbia announced Saturday.

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California Octagenarian Shoots Intruder :: 07/24/2014

A Long Beach homeowner has no regrets after shooting and killing a woman who said she was pregnant after he got into a confrontation with her and another man who were ransacking his sprawling home.
Tom Greer, an 80-year-old retiree, arrived to his upscale Bixby Knolls neighborhood Tuesday night to find a couple in the middle of a late-night break-in.

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The Washington Post Tap Dances Around Racism and Federal Gun Laws :: 07/23/2014

47.3 percent of those convicted for federal gun crimes were black — a racial disparity larger than any other class of federal crimes, including drug crimes. In a 2011 report on mandatory minimum sentencing for gun crimes, the U.S. Sentencing Commission found that blacks were far more likely to be charged and convicted of federal gun crimes that carry mandatory minimum sentence.

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Son Kills Man Attacking 72 yr. Old Mom :: 07/28/2014

A Twin Cities [MN.] area man, bloodied from one home invasion in far northern Minnesota, was fatally shot at a second home after gaining entry and assaulting the elderly homeowner, authorities said Monday.

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Darby PA - Doctor Shoots Patient with Long History of Crime :: 07/25/2014

Psychiatrist Lee Silverman may have saved lives Thursday afternoon, when a patient opened fire in a suburban Philadelphia hospital, killing a caseworker.

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Man Shoots Dogs Attacking Neighbor :: 07/25/2014

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Stand Your Ground Case - Locust Fork Alabama :: 07/24/2014

LOCUST FORK, Ala. (WIAT) — Self defense or homicide? That's what investigators are trying to figure out in the case of a shooting in Blount County. Early details point to domestic violence being a contributing factor in this case. WIAT 42 News was first on scene in Locust Fork yesterday as this story broke. Today we spoke with several investigators, the sheriff, and two defense attorneys, including the attorney representing the alleged shooter. We asked them all the same questions: is this a case of self defense and will Alabama's stand your ground law be applicable?

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