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PA Bill Number: HB1935

Title: In general administration, providing for secure firearm storage at State correctional institutions.

Description: In general administration, providing for secure firearm storage at State correctional institutions. ...

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Last Action Date: Nov 21, 2017

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Hundreds of Las Vegas massacre victims sue hotel, concert organizer :: 11/22/2017

Hundreds of victims of the Oct. 1 massacre in Las Vegas are filing lawsuits against the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and its parent company, the organizers of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, and the estate of the man who pulled the trigger, Stephen Paddock.


Neil Gorsuch reflects on 'surreal' court tenure :: 11/19/2017

Washington (CNN)Justice Neil Gorsuch returned to the faithful on Thursday night to address the Federalist Society, a conservative group that was instrumental to his nomination to the Supreme Court.


High Court to Hear Appeal in Newtown School Shooting Case :: 11/13/2017

Lawyers are set to ask the Connecticut Supreme Court to reinstate a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school massacre. 


Trial of Cliven Bundy and his sons delayed. . . .again :: 11/08/2017

The trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his two sons has again been delayed, this time for at least a week, after it was revealed that the FBI had a camera pointed at the Bundy Ranch.


3 Nevada residents file lawsuit urging state to enforce new gun background check law :: 11/03/2017

Three Nevada residents are suing Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Adam Laxalt in Clark County District Court over what they allege is the state’s failure to implement a new law requiring federal background checks on private gun sales.


Gun Rights Lawsuit Heating Up: California Ordered to Respond :: 11/01/2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -( A Second Amendment lawsuit out of California is drawing attention at the Supreme Court and support from multiple groups, said gun rights group The Calguns Foundation, which joined Second Amendment Foundation and two individuals on a petition in September seeking the Court’s review of a Ninth Circuit ruling that upheld the state’s 10-day waiting period laws when they are enforced against law-abiding gun owners after they pass a rigorous background check.


9th Circuit Rejects I-594 Lawsuit, But after Law Amended :: 10/30/2017

A U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Thursday rejected a lawsuit challenging Washington State’s Initiative 594 requiring so-called “universal background checks,” but the ruling came only after the State Legislature had amended provisions in the law about when such checks are required.


Court rejects challenge to Washington expanded background check law :: 10/27/2017

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit on Thursday tossed out a challenge to the legality of Washington’s voter-approved background check law for person-to-person gun transfers.


Army veteran avoids prison but still vows appeal of SAFE Act convictions :: 10/26/2017

An Iraq War combat veteran who served seven years in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division avoided prison time and received a conditional discharge Wednesday for his three felony violations of New York State's gun control law.


Judge: If Constitution Gives Detained Aliens Right to Abort, It Also Gives Right to Bear Arms :: 10/25/2017

( - Dissenting from a ruling in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that was based on the assumption that an illegal alien detained by the federal government has a constitutional right under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to get an abortion in the United States, Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson argued that, if the court’s assumption were correct and carried to its logical conclusion, a detained illegal alien would also have the right to donate to U.S. political campaigns and keep and bear arms


Attorneys general unite in support of California magazine ban :: 10/23/2017

A group of 12 states and the District of Columbia signed on to support a California prohibition on magazines capable of holding 10 or more cartridges.


Brady sues ATF for info on leaked 'white paper,' gun dealers :: 10/17/2017

Gun control group Brady Campaign wants federal regulators to cough up documents relating to an internal memo leaked earlier this year advocating relaxed gun policies, according to a lawsuit filed in a D.C. federal court Monday.


Proponents sue Nevada over dormant background check law :: 10/16/2017

Gun control advocates who campaigned for a voter-approved universal background check law that never took effect are suing Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.


9th Circuit Rules There's No Constitutional Right to Sell Firearms. Will the Supreme Court Care? :: 10/12/2017

Does the Second Amendment protect an individual right to sell firearms to the public? No, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday in Teixeira v. County of Alameda, a landmark decision affirming the government’s constitutional authority to strictly regulate gun shops. The 9–2 ruling is a victory for gun safety advocates who feared judicial aggrandizement of the right to bear arms could invalidate myriad laws governing firearm commerce. The decision may be imperiled, however, if the plaintiffs appeal to the Supreme Court, where conservative justices are increasingly eager to expand the scope of the Second Amendment.


National gun control group sues bump stock maker :: 10/11/2017

Seeking punitive damages, the Brady Center joined with survivors of the Route 91 Harvest shooting in filing a class action lawsuit against Slide Fire.


MO High Court Hears Arguments on Barring Felons from Having Guns :: 10/10/2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a case challenging a gun law and its constitutionality as applied to a man convicted of felony charges in the 1970’s.


Court hears challenge to Washington expanded background check law :: 10/03/2017

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit heard arguments Monday over the legality of Washington’s voter-approved background check law for person-to-person gun transfers.


Authorities say no charges will be filed in Allentown PA killing :: 09/28/2017

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said no charges will be filed in the Aug. 26 killing of an Allentown man, saying the shooting “appears to have been justified as self-defense,” according to a news release issued Wednesday.


Winning in the Courts on Right-to-Carry :: 09/26/2017

In July, gun owners won a critical victory for the Right-to-Carry in the combined cases of Wrenn v. D.C. and Grace v. D.C. In a strong opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. voided D.C.’s restrictive system for issuing handgun carry permits to only those it finds have a “good reason.”  


Federal court upholds Seattle's policy limiting police use of firearms :: 09/22/2017

A federal appeals court has upheld the Seattle Police Department’s use-of-force policy that limits police use of firearms.


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