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PA Bill Number: SB192

Title: In Pennsylvania Game Commission, further providing for powers and duties of commission and for accountability; and, in hunting and furtaking ...

Description: In Pennsylvania Game Commission, further providing for powers and duties of commission and for accountability; and, in hunting and furtaking ... ...

Last Action: Third consideration and final passage (47-2)

Last Action Date: Mar 27, 2017

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South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA

Concealed Carry Seminar - 51st House District - Rep. Matt Dowling - 04/22/2017
Farmington VFD 119 Elliotsville Rd., Farmington, PA 15437

Satellite License To Carry Event - Allegheny County Sheriff's Office - 04/29/2017
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Pennsylvania: Guilty verdict in Halloween shooting of WCU student :: 03/27/2017

WEST CHESTER - A Common Pleas Court jury found a Honey Brook man guilty of attempting to kill a West Chester University student by firing a shot through a closed door during a Halloween night encounter.


Charleston church shooting wrongful death lawsuit to proceed, judge rules :: 03/24/2017

A federal judge on Thursday denied the FBI’s request to dismiss a wrongful death suit against the agency over its alleged negligence in the background check process that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to kill nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church in June 2015.


California Supreme Court to hear microstamping challenge :: 03/23/2017

The state’s high court announced Wednesday it will weigh the case of two firearms industry groups who contend the state’s microstamping mandate is terminally flawed.


Another Federal Court of Appeals Attacks the Second Amendment :: 03/21/2017

Imagine you’re up late one night. It’s after midnight, and maybe you’re finishing a movie. Or perhaps you’re reading a book, and it’s too good to put down. Or maybe you’re like a young man named Andrew Scott: You’re playing video games with your girlfriend.


Woman in weapon heist from Army Reserve center gets 21 months :: 03/17/2017

A federal judge in Boston on Wednesday handed down sentencing on one of three defendants involved in the theft of 16 weapons from a reserve center in Massachusetts.


Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records of Meeting Between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton :: 03/16/2017

Washington DC-( Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting held between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2016 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00421)).


CA's 'Good Cause' for Concealed Carry Goes to Supreme Court :: 03/10/2017

The Peruta case, Peruta v. County of San Diegowas filed by concealed permit applicants who believed the “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permit issuance infringed upon their Second Amendment rights in San Diego and Yolo Counties.


Judicial Watch Sues CIA for Report on Russia's Interference in Foreign Elections :: 03/10/2017

Washington DC-( Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking an unclassified report assessing Russia’s interference in foreign elections (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency (No. 1:17-cv-00414)). The lawsuit follows on the heels of a separate Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit for documents about the Obama administration’s surveillance and related leaks of top Trump associate and former national security adviser Gen. Mike Flynn.


PA Superior Court Holds That Switchblades Are Not Protected By The Second Amendment :: 03/10/2017

Yesterday, in a very short non-precedential opinion, a three judge panel of the Superior Court held in Commonwealth v. William Battle that a switchblade is not protected by the Second Amendment.


Kolbe Vs Hogan: A Case At Odds With Heller Facts & History , Part II :: 03/09/2017

New York, NY  -( The Plaintiffs in Kolbe, include two American citizens and residents of the State of Maryland, a gun club, a gun dealer, and several gun associations. The Plaintiffs filed an action in Maryland District Court, in 2013, against several Maryland State Officials:


7th Circuit to lower court and to Chicago: Stop foot-dragging on our gun ranges decision :: 03/08/2017

From yesterday’s decision in In re Ezell: The plaintiffs seek a writ of mandamus to enforce their right to the relief mandated in our most recent decision in this matter. See Ezell v. City of Chicago (“Ezell II”). In Ezell II we invalidated, on Second Amendment grounds, three Chicago regulations governing the siting and operation of firing ranges:


Judge dismisses lawsuit by California principal arrested for gun on campus :: 03/08/2017

A federal judge dismissed claims by a former vice principal and concealed carry permit holder that officers violated his rights when they arrested him for having a gun at school.


Wisconsin Supreme Court: Passengers can carry guns on Madison buses :: 03/07/2017

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that passengers with concealed-carry permits can carry guns on Madison city buses.


Florida Supreme Court upholds state open carry ban :: 03/03/2017

Florida’s high court on Thursday stood 4-2 behind the state law preventing the carry of firearms openly — citing it does not infringe on the Second Amendment.


Sandy Hook Parents File 1st Argument To Supreme Court In Gun Lawsuit Case :: 03/03/2017

Attorneys for families of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims have filed their first legal brief, seeking to have the state Supreme Court reinstate a lawsuit against gunmaker Remington Arms Co.


His 'tyrant registry' targeted lawmakers who supported gun control. A judge says it's protected speech. :: 03/02/2017

An anonymous blogger who uses the pseudonym “Doe Publius” knew he would stir controversy when, in July 2016, he published a “tyrant registry” listing the addresses and home phone numbers of 40 California lawmakers who supported a new gun control law in the state.


California gun advocates win free-speech victory in court :: 02/28/2017

A federal judge Monday issued an injunction against California officials in the case of a pro-gun blogger who published a “tyrant registry” of lawmakers who voted for gun control bills.


Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Petition for Supreme Court Review in Peruta Right-to-Carry Case :: 02/25/2017

In January, California Rifle & Pistol Association attorneys filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to review the NRA-supported case of Peruta v. California, which seeks to confirm that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a firearm for self-defense. 


California Asks Supreme Court to Wait For Nichols v. Brown Open Carry Appeal :: 02/24/2017

The National Rifle Association filed a cert petition with the United States Supreme Court through its official state organization the California Rifle and Pistol Association in which it asked the justices to hear its appeal of its California concealed carry lawsuit which lost before an eleven judge panel of 9th circuit court of appeals.


The Ninth Circuit Court's decisions defy federal law :: 02/23/2017

For decades, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has been and still is one of the most liberal courts in the nation and has continually put their political ideologies before the Constitution and federal law.


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