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PA Bill Number: HB2599

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. ...

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Last Action Date: Aug 14, 2018

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Jury Finds Georgia Felon Has Right to Self Defense :: 08/13/2018

Arizona -( – On 5 November, 2014, Demarco M. Williams shot and killed Javarious Walthour. Williams was 26, Walthour was 20. Williams had been convicted of fleeing in 2008, when he was 20. Demarco Williams chose to go to a jury trial rather than plead to a lesser charge.


Ninth Circuit Panel Rules CA Unsafe Handgun Act not Covered by Second Amendment :: 08/10/2018

A three judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the restrictions of the California Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) do not violate the Second Amendment.  In circular reasoning, the opinion posits the UHA restrictions do not restrict behavior protected by the Second Amendment. They then apply the least restrictive Constitutional test to determine if the behavior is protected. Unsurprisingly, they find that it is not.


Brady sues Cabela's over sale of black powder gun to felon later used in murder :: 08/09/2018

The national gun control group is backing a lawsuit against the big box retailer over the sale of a replica muzzleloader to a felon who later used it to kill an Ohio man. The Brady Campaign, representing the family of slain 21-year-old Bryan Galliher, filed the action against Cabela’s in the Common Pleas Court of Wayne County on Tuesday.


Federal court upholds Cook County 'assault weapon' ban :: 08/08/2018

A legal challenge to gun restrictions in the second-most populous county in the nation was beaten back in a federal court last week.


Motorcyclist sues county after detective confronted him with gun (VIDEO) :: 08/08/2018

A controversial traffic stop by an armed plainclothed detective has garnered a federal lawsuit filed by the motorist who says he was victimized by a poorly trained lawman with little oversight.


U.S. 9th Circuit rules against 2 California pro-gun appeals :: 08/06/2018

On Friday, the West Coast federal appeals court torpedoed a pair of legal challenges to California’s handgun microstamping law and a carve-out of gun free zones for retired police. The microstamping mandate, part of California’s Unsafe Handgun Act contested before a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last March, was upheld by the court in a 2-1 decision in the case of Pena v. Lindley.


Dem. Attorneys General Sue Trump Admin. Over 3-D Gun Settlement :: 08/05/2018

Nine Democrat Attorneys General have sued the Trump administration, challenging an out-of-court settlement made last month by the Justice Department with Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation over release of 3-D gun technology, but the move is being heavily criticized by many readers of Washington State’s largest newspaper.


Judge blocks DefDist downloadable 3D gun data, other sites release files :: 08/01/2018

A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday sided with a group of state attorneys general and granted a temporary restraining order against the planned release of downloadable gun manufacturing files.


Judge blocks gun control groups' lawsuit to stop downloadable 3D-printed guns :: 07/31/2018

A federal judge on Friday tossed out a motion from three national gun control groups seeking a last-minute halt to a settlement that would allow for blueprints of 3-D printed firearms to be posted and dowloaded online.


Court rejects bid by groups to block 3-D firearm files, states step in :: 07/30/2018

A judge in a Texas federal court last week declined to side with gun control groups trying to stop the planned release of downloadable firearm files as states are mobilizing to block the information themselves.


Legal Opinions Or Political Commentary? A New Judge Exemplifies The Trump Era :: 07/27/2018

Less than a year into a lifetime appointment, a 45-year-old federal appeals court judge named James Ho may embody President Trump's most enduring legacy.


U.S. court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictions :: 07/26/2018

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday weighed whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to carry guns in public for self-defense in a lawsuit challenging the firearm licensing policies of two Massachusetts municipalities including Boston.


NRA, Second Amendment Foundation file suit against Seattle gun storage ordinance :: 07/24/2018

A pair of gun-rights groups announced they filed a lawsuit against Seattle's restrictive gun-storage ordinance on Friday because they say it violates Washington state law.


U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public :: 07/24/2018

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, finding that Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms possession outside the home.


Interstate handgun purchase ban divides federal court :: 07/23/2018

A decision not to grant a retrial in a challenge to the federal law barring handgun sales to out-of-state residents sparked intense debate in one of the nation’s federal appeals courts last week.


Ninth Circuit California Gun-Law Ruling: Good News for Second Amendment Rights :: 07/20/2018

The stage may be set for Brett Kavanaugh’s first Second Amendment test as a justice.


Court to consider NRA appeal of Florida gun buyer age restriction :: 07/18/2018

TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for considering a dispute about whether two teens can remain anonymous in a challenge to a new Florida law that raised the minimum age to buy rifles and other long guns.


Ninth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Magazine Confiscation in California :: 07/18/2018

Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district count injunction against a California law to confiscate firearms magazines that hold over 10 rounds. The Ninth Circuit's 2-1 opinion is here, and the dissent is here. My analysis of the 2017 district court opinion is here.


Pulse shooting victims ask federal appeals court to revive social media lawsuit :: 07/17/2018

People visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one year after the shooting on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Omar Mateen killed 49 people at the club a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Columbus, OH Bump Stock Ban Ruled Unconstitutional :: 07/16/2018

Columbus, Ohio wanted to get a jump on the rest of the country. While bump stocks are being banned here and there, they’re still legal in most places and at the national level. While the company that made them, Slide Fire, has ceased operations, that doesn’t mean anything to anti-gunners who quiver in their boots at the idea of citizens being able to shoot rapidly. As a result, the city decided to ban bump stocks.


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