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PA Bill Number: HB2097

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms, for ...

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for persons not to possess, use, manufacture, control, sell or transfer firearms ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Feb 16, 2018

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