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PA Bill Number: HB698

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods; and, in special licenses and permits, further providing for permits for ...

Description: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods; and, in special licenses and permits, further providing for permi ...

Last Action: Third consideration and final passage (50-0)

Last Action Date: Nov 24, 2015

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"[O]f all the views of this law none is more important, none more legitimate, than that of rendering the people the safe, as they are the ultimate, guardians of their own liberty. ... History by apprising them of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views." - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 14, 1781

Anyone Who Would Use Terror as an Excuse to Subvert the Second Amendment Should Be Tarred & Feathered :: 11/26/2015

Fans of mindless authoritarianism are having a pretty good month. The New York Times reports: Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory.


KORWIN: A Well-Regulated Militia IS NEEDED For The Security Of A Free State :: 11/26/2015

The Muslim jihad makes it abundantly clear. Our Founders were right—and you’re it.  After years of screeching about the first half of the Second Amendment, the leftists in America may get satisfaction.


A Grim Anniversary: The Warsaw Ghetto :: 11/26/2015

Under the heading of mere decency—and, especially in this case, justice—we often find ourselves called to remember grim anniversaries. Quite frequently, these events spotlight the bravery, selflessness and outright heroism we always hope to feature in American Warrior, though in this case not always exhibited by Americans.


Obama, Hillary Embrace Gun Confiscation :: 11/26/2015

President Barack Obama once again embraced massive universal gun confiscation from innocent Americans as his answer to the isolated murderous acts of deranged mass killers. That call for gun confiscation was echoed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton who said it is “worth considering” a national program modeled on Australia’s seizure of firearms from licensed gun owners.


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Muslim-Free Zone: Gun-shop owner wins case :: 11/26/2015

A lawsuit filed by a Muslim activist organization against a Florida firearms retailer who posted a “Muslim Free Zone” sign has been dismissed and the case ordered closed because the statement was protected by the First Amendment and the activists couldn’t show they were injured.


Wisconsin court holds Second Amendment extends to certain knives :: 11/26/2015

An appellate court in Wisconsin ruled [opinion] Tuesday that the application of a state law that prohibits possession of certain knives violates the Second Amendment [text] right to bear arms. The law in Wisconsin regarding the Possession of a Switchblade Knife [§ 941.24(1), text] prohibits possession of "any knife having a blade which opens by pressing a button, spring or other device in the handle or by gravity or by a thrust or movement."


L-3's EOTech to pay gov't $25.6 million in fraud case :: 11/25/2015

The parent company of optics maker EOTech agreed to pay the government $25.6 million Tuesday for selling defective optics to military and federal law enforcement agencies.


Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging University of Michigan policy that bans guns from campus :: 11/25/2015

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — A lawsuit challenging the University of Michigan's campus anti-gun policy has been dismissed.


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South Carolina Self-Defense: Woman shoots and kills would-be Craigslist robber :: 11/26/2015

AIKEN, S.C. -- Authorities say a man trying to rob a couple who thought they were going to buy a car off Craigslist has been shot and killed.


At least 40 School Districts in Ohio allow Teachers to Carry Permitted Concealed Handguns :: 11/25/2015

In Ohio, around 40 school districts now allow teachers with concealed carry licenses to carry their weapons in class. In upstate Ohio there is top level, extraordinary teacher training.


Florida Self-Defense: Shot during robbery, jewelry store owner fires back, kills suspect :: 11/24/2015

A Jacksonville jewelry store owner is recovering from a gunshot wound after he was shot during a robbery Thursday night, but despite his injuries, he managed to fire back on the suspects, killing one.


Ohio Self-Defense: Gas station employee shot trespasser :: 11/23/2015

A gas station employee shot a man who pulled a gun and refused to leave the store Friday night, police said.


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