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PA Bill Number: SB883

Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement.

Description: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 7, 2019

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4th Annual Preparing for an Armed Intruder Conference - 10/14/2019
Altoona Grand Hotel & Conference Center 1 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA

Concealed Carry Seminar Hosted by PA State Reps Garth Everett and Jeff Wheeland - 10/16/2019
Woodward Township Fire Hall 4147 N. Route 220 Hwy., Linden, PA

Rep. Jason Ortitay - An Evening with Matt Walsh - 10/17/2019
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe 1000 Corporate Drive Canonsburg, PA

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Maine Man Challenges Gun Ban For Medical Marijuana Users :: 10/12/2019

A 58-year old man from Maine is challenging the state’s ban on gun possession for those who are “an unlawful user of or is addicted to any controlled substance and as a result is prohibited from possession of a firearm”, arguing that individuals like himself who are certified medical marijuana users are unconstitutionally losing their right to keep and bear arms.


Nevada court adds jury option in minor domestic violence cases :: 10/09/2019

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that people accused of misdemeanor domestic violence should have the right to a jury trial.


GA Supreme Court Kicks Botanical Garden Case Back To Lower Court :: 10/08/2019

While I consider myself a staunch supporter of gun rights, I also support property rights just as vehemently. I think people have a right to do what they want with their own property, even if I think they’re stupid for doing so. This becomes an issue for me when property rights butt straight into gun rights, such as gun-free zones in states where private property owners can make their own determination on the issue.


Politician, Activists File Suit Over Oklahoma's Constitutional Carry Law :: 10/08/2019

Oklahoma’s new constitutional carry law goes into effect November 1st, but gun control activists are hoping to block implementation in the next few weeks. State Rep. Jason Lowe, joined by four other individuals, has filed a lawsuit in state court alleging that House Bill 2597 violates state law requiring legislation to have a single subject.


Supreme Court will hear gun rights case in December, a temporary setback for gun control groups :: 10/08/2019

WASHINGTON – Gun rights will be in the Supreme Court's sights this term after all.  The justices Monday kept a case about a New York City gun control regulation on its 2019 docket despite action by the city and state to erase the regulation from the books.


Gun owner awaits IL Supreme Court :: 10/03/2019

One White County resident’s challenge to Illinois state law being heard by the state Supreme Court could alter the circumstances under which a FOID card is required for gun owners.


What's At Stake In The Guns Case At The Supreme Court? :: 09/27/2019

Dave Hardy, an attorney in private practice in Arizona, thinks this is the term when the Supreme Court finally decides whether a constitutional right to carry a firearm extends beyond the front door.


U.S. Supreme Court Schedules New York Second Amendment Case For Argument :: 09/24/2019

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. The case arose from a New York City regulation that banned city residents with “premises” handgun licenses from taking their own legally-owned firearms outside Gotham for lawful purposes. The city defended the law all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, insisting it was essential to public safety. But ever since the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of that decision, city and state officials in New York have been running scared, desperately maneuvering to convince the justices to dismiss it.


NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration :: 09/10/2019

The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization."


Pro-Gun Forces Make Stand With Remington In Sandy Hook Case :: 09/06/2019

Anti-gun activists have lamented their inability to hold gun companies accountable for the actions of private parties for years. A favorite tactic in days gone by was to argue that companies like Smith & Wesson and Ruger were responsible for criminal actions undertaken by private citizens who were misusing those companies’ products. It was somehow their fault that someone used a gun to shoot another person.


Federal appeals court upholds assault weapons ban in Chicago :: 08/31/2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Thursday upheld an assault weapons ban that covers Chicago and the rest of Cook County, Illinois, saying guns rights advocates provided no compelling reason why it should diverge from a previous ruling upholding a similar ban in a Chicago suburb.


Montana Supreme Court Deals Gun Control Advocates A Legal Defeat :: 08/28/2019

Gun control groups hoping to pass more local gun control laws in Montana were dealt a setback by the state Supreme Court this week when their challenge to the language of a ballot referendum was rejected by the state’s high court.


Army reservist was charged for shooting tire of truck she believed would run her over. A jury acquitted her in 40 minutes :: 08/24/2019

MARTINEZ — Schitara Page was working the night shift at her security guard job last Dec. 18, when she caught two shoplifters in the act. One punched her in the face and threw lemons at her as she followed them into the parking lot, she would later recall.


A Michigan Court Case Shows the Right of Armed Self-Defense Is Broader Than You Might Think :: 08/23/2019

Brandishing a weapon without firing it is sometimes the appropriate response to a threat.


Supreme Court May Hear Case That Could Leave The 2A In Disarray :: 08/05/2019

North Carolina-based Remington Arms has asked the Supreme Court to decide, once and for all, if gun manufacturers should be held responsible for crimes committed with their product. Remington has been in a drawn out legal battle with a survivor and families of the Sandy Hook shooting that took place in Sandy Hook, Connecticut in 2012. The gunman used a Bushmaster XM15-E2S, commonly referred to as an AR-15, to carry out his attack that left 26 dead, including 20 children and seven adults. One of the victims was his mother.


Judge dismisses challenge to rule banning firearms at House :: 08/03/2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to reverse a rule banning firearms inside Representatives Hall in the New Hampshire Statehouse.


Florida AG's To Appeal Anti-Gun Ruling, Not All Officials Happy With That :: 08/01/2019

When a Florida judge decided that preemption laws should amount to nothing more than a strong suggestion, he went against the bulk of the Florida state government’s official position on the subject.


Judge upholds New Jersey limit on gun ammunition :: 07/31/2019

TRENTON, New Jersey -- A federal judge on Monday upheld New Jersey's law that lowers the number of bullets a gun can hold, dismissing a lawsuit filed by a gun rights group.


Gun rights group seeks to overturn Maryland's concealed carry laws in court :: 07/29/2019

A gun rights advocacy group is challenging Maryland’s concealed carry gun laws in a lawsuit filed against the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board.


Conservatives, How Much Longer Are You Willing To Play The Judicial Supremacist Game? :: 07/26/2019

The blunt reality is that unless and until President Donald Trump openly defies a lawless court order — ideally one that takes the form of an unconstitutional "nationwide injunction" — and thus strikes a grievous, Lincoln-esque blow against the constitutionally fallacious soft tyranny of judicial supremacy, nothing else that happens in our politics will ever matter.


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