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PA Bill Number: HB1587

Title: In assault, providing for arrests of previously convicted persons possessing firearms in a subsequent offense; and, in sentencing, providing for ...

Description: In assault, providing for arrests of previously convicted persons possessing firearms in a subsequent offense; and, in sentencing, providing for ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Jun 10, 2021

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FPC Files 2A Challenge to Nevada's New Ban on Self-Built Firearms, Precursor Parts :: 06/11/2021

RENO, NV (June 10, 2021) — Less than a week after it secured a historic victory in a post-trial judgment striking down California’s unconstitutional ban on so-called “assault weapons,” Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) today filed a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging Nevada’s unconstitutional statutes enacted in Assembly Bill 286, which established a new, confiscatory ban on all unserialized, self-manufactured firearms as well as all “unfinished frames or receivers.” The complaint in Palmer v. Sisolak can be found at FPCLegal.org.

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2A Groups Launch Legal Challenge To Minnesota Carry Laws :: 06/09/2021

 A coalition of individual gun owners and Second Amendment groups has filed suit in federal court in Minnesota alleging that the rights of 18-20 year-olds are being violated by the state’s prohibition on concealed carry for those under the age of 21.

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After Miller Ruling, 2A Activists Await En Banc Hearing on Duncan v. Becerra :: 06/09/2021

In the wake of last Friday’s major gun rights win in California, gun rights activists throughout the Golden State and the entire western United States are looking ahead to June 22, when a full panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will re-hear the case of Duncan v. Becerra, which declared the state’s ban on so-called “large capacity magazines” unconstitutional.

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AG Chris Carr Joins Coalition of 24 States Urging Supreme Court to Uphold Second Amendment :: 06/05/2021

Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a coalition of 24 states to defend the Second Amendment at the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS). The coalition is urging SCOTUS to review a New Jersey law that limits magazine capacities.

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Pax­ton Defends Sec­ond Amend­ment, Firearms With Over 10-Capac­i­ty Magazines :: 06/05/2021

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 24 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a New Jersey law that violates the Second Amendment by banning firearms with magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. Most popular firearms owned in the United States come standard with a range of 11 to 15 rounds, making New Jersey’s law both unreasonable and unconstitutional.  

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FPC Daily 2A Legal Update :: 06/03/2021

In today's FPC legal update, we have filings from lawsuits challenging Rhode Island's stun gun ban and Montgomery County, Maryland's "ghost gun" ban.

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FPC Files Brief in Appeal Challenging Gun Ban for Non-Violent Misdemeanor Conviction :: 06/02/2021

U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced the filing of an opening brief in the appeal of Williams v. Garland, which challenges the federal Gun Control Act’s lifetime ban on exercise of Second Amendment rights due to a single misdemeanor conviction for a crime that did not involve violence, physical harm, or a firearm. The brief can be found at FPCLegal.org.

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Updates in Lawsuits Challenging California's Magazine Ban, Maryland's "Assault Weapons" Ban, and More in Today's FPC Daily 2A Legal Update :: 06/02/2021

In today's FPC legal update, we have filings from lawsuits challenging restrictions on magazines, so-called "assault weapons", a gun ban at a festival in Idaho, and more.

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Updates in Lawsuits Challenging California's Magazine Ban, Bump-Stock Bans, Gun Range Restrictions, and More in Today's FPC Daily 2A Legal Update :: 06/01/2021

In today's FPC legal update, we have filings from lawsuits challenging restrictions on magazines, bump-stocks, gun ranges, 3D printed gun files, and more.

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24 State AGs Urge Supreme Court to Review New Jersey Law That Limits Magazine Capacities :: 05/31/2021

A coalition of state attorneys general is urging the Supreme Court to review a court decision that upholds New Jersey’s ban on gun magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

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Illinois Lawsuit Seeks To Allow Those Under 21 To Carry Guns :: 05/29/2021

Illinois isn’t a pro-gun state. The only way the laws seem to change for the better there is as the result of a lawsuit. After all, one of the biggest Supreme Court rulings on the Second Amendment came out of Illinois, the McDonald v City of Chicago case. A lawsuit is directly responsible for many people in the state having a concealed carry permit in the first place.

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Monumental 2nd Amendment Decision Regarding Target Ranges on Private Property by Judge Brobson, Candidate for Justice of the PA Supreme Court :: 05/29/2021

Yesterday, in a decision of first impression here in Pennsylvania, Commonwealth Court President Judge Kevin Brobson – also a candidate for Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court – joined by Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt, issued a decision in Barris v. Stroud Township holding that pursuant to the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Stroud Township’s regulating of Barris’ shooting range was unconstitutional, because, under intermediate scrutiny, regulation “burden[ed] more conduct than is reasonably necessary.”

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Supreme Court rules warrantless home gun confiscation is unconstitutional in 9-0 vote :: 05/17/2021

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that warrantless gun confiscation from Americans’ homes is unconstitutional, voting unanimously on the side of a Rhode Island man whose firearms were taken by law enforcement without a warrant after his wife expressed concerns that he might hurt himself.

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Federal Government Files For a Rehearing En Banc of GOA v. Garland :: 05/13/2021

CINCINNATI, OH –-(Ammoland.com)-With three hours left in the deadline, the federal government filed a petition for a rehearing en banc of Gun Owners of America V. Garland. The government asked the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals to agree to rehear the case.

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SCOTUS Decision on Hawaii Carry Case will Tell Gun Owners All They Need to Know :: 05/12/2021

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “This petition presents the same issue presented in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association,  Inc., v. Corlett … Like the New York statutory scheme at issue in NYSRPA, Hawaii maintains a statutory scheme that  denies permits to ordinary law-abiding persons who seek to carry a firearm (openly or concealed) outside the home for self-defense,” attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen Stamboulieh argue in a Petition for Writ of Certiorari filed Tuesday in the Supreme Court of the United States. “Indeed, unlike the New York scheme, where some permits actually have been issued, Hawaii’s scheme is a permitting system in name  only, because the  statute has been used to deny all permit applications during the nine years this case has been in litigation.”

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Gov. Desantis Signs Law That Bans Gun Regulation by Local Governments :: 05/10/2021

Amidst local governments’ legal battle with the State of Florida over a gun law, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that would expand the prohibition on local firearm regulations.

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Glock wins (and Biden loses) in major liability suit :: 05/07/2021

God didn’t deliver for President Biden who recently begged “the Lord” to help him erase the congressionally-approved immunity that gun makers have from lawsuits.

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SCOTUS's New 2A Case About More Than The Right To Carry :: 05/06/2021

Now that the Supreme Court has taken a case dealing with the right to keep and bear arms, we’re in for a little bit of a lull, since the Court won’t actually hear oral arguments in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett until the fall. Behind the scenes, though, there’s still a lot going on, including the drafting of amicus briefs on both sides of the issue that will flesh out the arguments in favor and in opposition to New York’s “may issue” licensing regime for those wanting to carry a firearm for self-defense in public.

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Ghost Gun Arrest Proves Futility Of Such Bans :: 05/03/2021

Anti-gunners have been on a ghost gun tirade lately. They don’t like them and they want to ban them so none of us can have them. That’s their thinking, anyway.

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Gun Rights Group Files Lawsuit Over Permitless Carry Law :: 05/03/2021

The idea of a lawsuit over a permitless carry law isn’t surprising. After all, both sides of the gun debate routinely file lawsuits when a bill they don’t like passes. It’s kind of the natural order of things these days, isn’t it?

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