PA Bill Number: HB770
Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, prohibiting certain assault weapons.
Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, prohibiting certain assault weapons. ...
Last Action: Resolution to discharge committee from further consideration of this bill presented
Last Action Date: May 25, 2022
FPC Appellate Win Blocks Pittsburgh, PA Gun Control Scheme :: 05/27/2022
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 27, 2022) – Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) today announced an appellate victory in FOAC v. Pittsburgh, Penn., a lawsuit filed in 2019 in response to a gun control scheme enacted by the City and its then-Mayor, Bill Peduto. The opinion, filed earlier today, is available at FPCLaw.org.
Pittsburgh's Gun Ordinances Against Struck Down In Court :: 05/27/2022
PITTSBURGH, PA — An attempt to regulate guns within city limits has again been struck down by a state appeals court in this western Pennsylvania city.
9th Circuit Strikes Down California’s Semi-Auto Gun Ban For Young Adults :: 05/12/2022
BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- A three-judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck down a California prohibition on sales of semiautomatic rifles to young adults in the 18-20-year-old range, remanding the case back to the district court for further proceedings in a win for the Second Amendment Foundation. The case is known as Jones v. Bonta.
New York AG Seeks Court-Appointed Overseers for NRA, Removal of Wayne LaPierre :: 05/05/2022
Fresh off the denial of her request to see the country’s largest gun-rights group dissolved, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D.) is back in court seeking new penalties for the organization.
FPC responds to Duke Center for Firearms Law article on test courts should use on Second Amendment cases :: 05/04/2022
LAS VEGAS (May 4, 2022) – A rebuttal in response to criticism of a scholarly paper authored by FPC Action Foundation director of constitutional studies, Joseph Greenlee, was published today by the Duke Center for Firearms Law. In its April 27 article, “Ghost Guns, History, and the Second Amendment,” the Duke Center called into question an argument Greenlee makes in “The American Tradition of Self-made Arms” defending the test of text as informed by history and tradition (THT) as being the correct methodology for Second Amendment jurisprudence.
Amicus Brief Filed In Hawaii Handgun Permit Law Challenge - Yakutake v. Hawaii :: 05/03/2022
BELLEVUE, WA – -(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation has filed an amicus brief with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Yakutake v. Hawaii, challenging two cumbersome state laws they say are “undermining” Second Amendment rights.
FPC files First and Second Amendment lawsuit against San Jose's unconstitutional gun insurance scheme :: 05/02/2022
SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 26, 2022) – Today, attorneys for Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) filed a new lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging the City of San Jose’s ordinance requiring gun owners to purchase liability insurance and pay a fee in order to exercise their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. FPC’s complaint argues that the mandate violates both the First and Second Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. A copy of the complaint in Glass v. City of San Jose can be found at FPCLegal.org.
Heller Foundation gets settlement from DC :: 04/16/2022
Ghost guns are everywhere! The latest assaults on the civil liberties have yet to fully manifest from the Biden-Harris administration, but we know that the matter of homebuilt firearms are in the crosshairs of the anti-freedom caucus. Regardless to what the Feds have in store for us, people are dealing with local level infringements. Back in November I reported on Dick Heller suing the District of Columbia, again. And getting a win, again. What was the suit about? Homemade firearms and so-called ghost guns. The lawsuit against the District did yield the result of some temporary and emergency rule changes to the laws, however nothing final has been implemented to date. Also wrapped up in the suit was DC seeking to settle with Heller in the form of monetary damages for his rights being usurped. A recent announcement talked about some of that settlement being fulfilled.
Federal judge mulls legality of Mexico's lawsuit against US gun makers :: 04/13/2022
Gun control activists squared off against attorneys for the firearms industry in federal court on Tuesday, as gunmakers argued that U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor should throw out a lawsuit filed by the government of Mexico seeking to hold more than a dozen American manufacturers responsible for cartel violence south of the border.
Oral Arguments Set to Begin in Mexico Lawsuit Against U.S. Gun Makers :: 04/12/2022
Oral arguments are set to begin this week in the lawsuit brought against six United States gun makers by the government of Mexico.
Fifth Circuit Clamps Down on NJ District Court in 2nd Amendment Case :: 04/07/2022
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)-– The saga continues in defense of the First and Second Amendments in federal courts. On April 1, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a split decision in a three-judge panel, reversed the District Court’s decision to transfer the case to New Jersey. In a court opinion, this was a vigorous slap down against judicial bias and activism.
Fourth Circuit: A Person has a Right to Come to the Door with a Firearm :: 04/06/2022
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On March 30, 2022, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit published an opinion in the case of Knibbs v Momphard. The Court found for the Estate of Knibbs, which is suing Deputy Momphard of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. It was a split opinion, for the Knibbs Estate.
FPC to Supreme Court in Duncan brief: Force 'bitter medicine' upon defiant lower courts or Second Amendment is meaningless :: 04/04/2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 1, 2022) – Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and FPC Action Foundation (FPCAF) announced the filing of an important brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Duncan v. Bonta (formerly Duncan v. Becerra), a case challenging California’s ban on magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The brief is available at FPCLaw.org.
Amici Curiae Brief filed with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania :: 03/31/2022
Firearms Owners Against Crime Institute for Legal, Legislative and Educational Action (FOAC- ILLEA) and the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League (ACSL) filed an Amici Curiae Brief with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in opposition to the City of Philadelphia’s Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the February 14th, 2022 Order of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in City of Philadelphia v. Armstrong, Case No. 1204 CD 2020.
FPC’s Supreme Court brief argues lifetime handgun ban for nonviolent offenders is unconstitutional :: 03/25/2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2022) — Firearms Policy Coalition today announced the filing of an important brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to grant certiorari in Morin v. Lyver, a case challenging Massachusetts’s lifetime ban on firearm purchases as applied to a person convicted of a nonviolent misdemeanor. FPC’s brief is joined by FPC Action Foundation (formerly Firearms Policy Foundation) and can be found at FPCLaw.org.
FPC statement on ATF classifying some 'forced-reset triggers' (FRTs) as 'machineguns' :: 03/25/2022
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2022) — Firearms Policy Coalition today issued the following statement regarding the ATF’s “Open Letter to All Federal Firearms Licensees” regarding its classification of some “forced-reset triggers” (FRTs) as “firearms” and “machineguns” as defined in the National Firearms Act (NFA) and Gun Control Act (GCA):
FPC to lead lawsuit against Washington State over magazine ban :: 03/24/2022
Smith & Wesson NJ Consumer Fraud v Civil Rights Case Remanded :: 03/22/2022
New Jersey – -(AmmoLand.com)- The state of New Jersey decided a long time ago to wage an all out war on the Second Amendment. Dating back to the late ’60s, the Garden State has been problematic, to put it lightly. The Florio free in 93’ days brought bad “gun control” measures, but law abiding citizens of the land of a thousand diners has not seen such a zeal for stripping away civil liberties as that which has been captured by Governor Phil “The Bill of Rights is Above my Paygrade” Murphy. Under the leadership of the Murph, former Attorney General Grewal launched a so-called consumer fraud investigation against Smith and Wesson.
State of New Jersey v. Kephine Oguta: Unlawful Weapons Okay for Self-Defense :: 03/12/2022
On June 17, 2021, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division decided State of New Jersey v. Kephine Oguta, holding that self-defense is a viable defense to unlawful possession of a weapon in some contexts, and in those contexts, the trial judge must instruct the jury as to self-defense.
Washington House Passes 'High Capacity' Magazine Ban, Bill Goes To Governor's Desk :: 03/05/2022
Late last night, the Washington State House passed a “high capacity” magazineban bill. As king5.com reports, “SB 5078 prohibits the sale of gun magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, along with the manufacturing, distribution, possession, import or purchase of high-capacity magazines in Washington state.”
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