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PA Bill Number: SB449

Title: In assault, further providing for probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases.

Description: In assault, further providing for probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases. ...

Last Action: Re-reported on concurrence, as committed

Last Action Date: Mar 20, 2018

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Quote Of The Week

"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." - Cicero

How to disagree well: 7 of the best and worst ways to argue :: 03/20/2018

Many find themselves arguing with someone on the Internet, especially in these days fraught with political tensions. A great tool, the web also seems to drive dispute. It is also a reflection of the larger reality, where divisiveness has spread throughout our society. A classic essay from one of the Internet's pioneers suggests that there is a way to harness such negative energy of the online world and disagree with people without invoking anger—a lesson that extends far beyond the web.


Scandal Behind Florida Massacre Is About Federal Coercion, Not Guns :: 03/20/2018

A thousand different things might have prevented the Parkland shooter from killing 17 people at a Florida high school last month. But among the most likely measures would have been the intervention of local law enforcement after any one of dozens of complaints about him from neighbors, family friends, and classmates.


Maryland high school on lockdown after shooting :: 03/20/2018

A student accused of gunning down two fellow classmates just before 8 a.m. Tuesday at a high school in southern Maryland has died, according to local authorities.


Poll: More want school security than gun control :: 03/20/2018

Despite a huge anti-gun rally planned to storm Washington this weekend, a new school shooting survey finds that most Americans want government leaders to increase security and help for the mentally ill than gun bans.


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County Sues Texas Man for Challenging Their Gun Ban -- It Just Backfired on Them :: 03/19/2018

A Texas man found himself in a legal battle with Waller County, Texas, after he challenged a local gun ban that he claimed was unconstitutional.


Microstamping case headed for California Supreme court argument :: 03/13/2018

California’s high court is set to hear arguments in a long running case brought by firearms industry groups who say the state’s microstamping requirement is unattainable.


NRA sues Florida over gun bill same day Gov. Scott signed it into action :: 03/12/2018

The National Rifle Association sued in federal court Friday to block a new Florida law, just signed by Gov. Rick Scott, that prohibits gun sales to anyone under 21. 


NRA files federal lawsuit over Florida legislation that raises the age to buy guns to 21 :: 03/10/2018

National Rifle Association has filed a federal lawsuit over Florida legislation that raises the age to buy guns to 21.


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Georgia Self-Defense: Son shoots robber to protect mom :: 03/14/2018

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - A Fulton County woman came face to face with an armed robber Thursday afternoon.


California Self-Defense: CCW Holder Shoots, Allegedly in Self Defense :: 03/09/2018

FRESNO, Calif. - An argument between two men turned violent in Fresno on Thursday morning, that left one shot and another with a serious leg injury.


Oregon Self-Defense: Armed homeowner sends intruder fleeing :: 03/05/2018

Authorities in Washington County, Oregon, picked up a burglary suspect a day after he attacked an armed homeowner.


Utah Self-Defense: Police: Man shot after breaking into South Salt Lake home :: 03/04/2018

SOUTH SALT LAKE — A home invader’s night didn’t go as planned on Friday as he was shot in the leg by a resident of the home, police said.


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