proposed laws

PA Bill Number: SB8

Title: Extensively revising forfeiture provisions as follows: in administration and enforcement relating to gaming, further providing for prohibited acts ...

Description: Extensively revising forfeiture provisions as follows: in administration and enforcement relating to gaming, further providing for prohibi ...

Last Action: Third consideration and final passage (39-10)

Last Action Date: Apr 26, 2017

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Concealed Carry Seminar - 63rd House District - Rep. Donna Oberlander - 04/29/2017
Distant Fire Hall 2239 Madison Road, Distant, PA


Satellite License To Carry Event - Allegheny County Sheriff's Office - 04/29/2017
Monroeville Municipal Bldg. 2700 Monroeville Rd., Monroeville, PA


Concealed Carry Seminar - 49th House District - Rep. Bud Cook - Firearms Safety & Rights Seminar - 05/6/2017
Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Dept. 900 Main St., Bentleyville, PA

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"No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." - Edmund Burke, Irish orator, philosopher, & politician (1729 - 1797)

Arming Pennsylvania's Teachers: A Conversation Starter :: 04/28/2017

The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee has passed a measure allowing local school boards to decide if staff can carry concealed guns on school property. Those voluntarily carrying would be required to have a concealed carry permit and go through police-related firearms training.

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US murders concentrated in 5 percent of counties :: 04/27/2017

The majority of murders in the U.S. occur in only a small percentage of counties across the country.

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Municipal gun ordinance preemption bills grab legislative spotlight :: 04/27/2017

Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania House and Senate this week each passed similar, but different, bills that would allow membership organizations such as the National Rifle Association to sue municipalities on behalf of aggrieved members over gun ordinances that are already preempted by state law.

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PA Senate advances preemption bill doomed for veto :: 04/27/2017

The Pennsylvania Senate approved a preemption measure Tuesday doomed for Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto pen.

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21,000 Reasons Scalia Was Right :: 04/23/2017

In an intriguing way, this week’s decision by Massachusetts prosecutors to vacate some 21,000 drug convictions represents a vindication of Justice Antonin Scalia. The astonishing move is fallout from the mess created by Annie Dookhan, a chemist who in 2013 pleaded guilty to 27 counts of tampering with evidence, filing false reports and misleading investigators. In particular, she admitted faking test results used by prosecutors against individuals who have become known as the Dookhan defendants.

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Law professors say 'negligent entrustment' applies in Sandy Hook case :: 04/22/2017

Law professors from across the country filed an amicus brief this week with the Connecticut Supreme Court that shows how negligent entrustment can apply even in cases involving guns.

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Feds seek to dismiss Second Amendment case involving mentally ill :: 04/15/2017

PHILADELPHIA – Plaintiffs questioning a law that bans the mentally ill from possessing firearms have dropped Pennsylvania defendants from their case while remaining federal officials recently filed a motion to dismiss claims against them.

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Federal Judge Upholds Nonexistent Gun Ban :: 04/14/2017

A Federal judge in California upheld a ban on persons who have a license to carry a concealable weapon (CCW) from carrying a handgun within 1,000 feet of a K-12 public or private school.

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Florida Self-Defense: Armed neighbors detain apologetic burglar :: 04/27/2017

A Dunnellon man this week kicked open the back door of a woman’s home, returned hours later to apologize but was then detained at gunpoint by neighbors, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

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Florida Self-Defense: Homeowner fatally shoots burglar at his Little River home, police say :: 04/27/2017

A homeowner told investigators Wednesday that he shot a man who had broken into his Little River home, according to police.

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Missouri Self-Defense: Store clerk guns down robbery suspect :: 04/25/2017

ST. LOUIS (KTVI/CNN) -  A robbery suspect is dead and a store clerk wounded after a shooting outside a convenience store early on Monday.

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Arizona Self-Defense: Man shot while attempting to steal a car :: 04/24/2017

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A man was shot while attempting to steal a car on Saturday.

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