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PA Bill Number: SB1072

Title: In preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in crime victims, further providing for rights, for responsibilities of victims of ...

Description: In preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in crime victims, further providing for rights, for responsibilities of victims of ...

Last Action: Third consideration and final passage (49-0)

Last Action Date: Apr 25, 2018

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Legal News

Gun rights advocates sue Vermont over new magazine ban :: 04/19/2018

A group of gun owners, retailers, and Second Amendment groups are keeping a promise to see Vermont officials in court over a cap on magazine capacity.

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Gun owners weigh appeal of assault weapons ban :: 04/11/2018

BOSTON – A plaintiff in the case challenging the state's 1998 assault weapon ban plans to decide "pretty shortly" if they will appeal a federal judge's ruling that upheld the law.

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High School Sued After Preventing Student From Wearing Gun T-Shirts :: 04/11/2018

A Wisconsin high school is now facing a lawsuit from one of its students after the school deemed t-shirts he wore to class as unacceptable. The student, Matthew Schoenecker, believes the school violated his First Amendment right to free speech. One of the t-shirts, depicting various types of firearms, says, “Celebrate Diversity,” and the other spells out the word “love” with a handgun, grenade, knives, and a semiautomatic rifle.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court: Gun in glovebox broke concealed carry law :: 04/11/2018

The state’s high court on Tuesday upheld the conviction of a man charged by Milwaukee police over a handgun in his car, citing he did not have a carry permit.

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Michigan's top court hearing cases over guns, schools :: 04/10/2018

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as the Michigan Supreme Court considers whether the state’s public schools can trump the Legislature and adopt their own restrictions on firearms.

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Massachusetts' ban on assault weapons doesn't violate 2nd Amendment, judge rules :: 04/06/2018

A judge in Massachusetts on Friday ruled against a lawsuit that questioned the state’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines, declaring that the weapons were not protected by the Second Amendment.

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NRA-ILA Joins Lawsuit Against Illinois Community :: 04/05/2018

The village of Deerfield, Illinois probably figured no one would care about their new laws. After all, why would anyone object to restrictions on magazines and so-called “assault rifles” anyway? Who needs those Second Amendment rights, anyway?

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Judge rules lawsuit filed against Massachusetts attorney general can move forward :: 04/03/2018

Amid an 18-month-long court fight, a federal judge recently ruled that a lawsuit accusing Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey of improperly tightening the state’s strict assault-style weapons ban on her own can move forward.

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These 10 cities want to regulate guns. They sued Florida over it. :: 04/03/2018

Ten South Florida cities sued the state Monday, seeking the power to regulate firearms locally without paying fines or losing elected officials.

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Two file age discrimination complaints on Bi-Mart, Fred Meyer after refused ammo, rifle sales :: 03/23/2018

Two Oregon men under age 21 have lodged complains with state authorities after area retailers refused to sell them ammunition and firearms due to store policy.

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Gun control group Everytown sues ATF to release suicide data :: 03/22/2018

Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has asked a New York federal court to force the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to release information about firearm suicides. Everytown said ATF refused its request via a 2016 Freedom of Information Act Request for the data by claiming federal law shields such information from public view, according to the complaint filed March 15.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Illinois Woman Sues Public Housing Authority That Says She Can't Have a Gun to Protect Herself from an Abusive Ex-Husband :: 03/10/2018

Can you lose your Second Amendment rights just by virtue of living in government-owned housing?

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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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Michigan Lawsuit Against Dick's Sporting Goods for Age Discrimination in Gun Sales :: 03/09/2018

Michigan public accommodations law bans discrimination based on age by businesses open to the public, including retailers.

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Dick's hit with 2nd age discrimination lawsuit over gun policy :: 03/08/2018

A Michigan man is the latest to bring legal action against the big box retailer after they refused to sell him a rifle due to their newly implemented policy against transferring guns to adults under age 21.

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20-year-old sues Dick's, Walmart for refusing to sell him gun :: 03/06/2018

An Oregon man has hauled two major sporting goods retailers into court, claiming they have violated the state’s discrimination laws after they refused to sell him a rifle due to his age.

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Iowa's First Test Of 'Stand Your Ground' Law Enters Realm Of The Bizarre :: 02/12/2018

The state of Iowa is fairly new to the Stand Your Ground game. It only recently passed the law, which simply states that there is no duty to retreat from an attacker prior to using lethal force.

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