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PA Bill Number: HB275

Title: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for authorized license-issuing agents.

Description: In hunting and furtaking licenses, further providing for authorized license-issuing agents. ...

Last Action: Laid on the table

Last Action Date: May 23, 2017

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The North Dakota Supreme Court invalidated a restraining order last week filed against a gun owner in a dispute with her husband’s ex-wife.


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Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes.


Court issues final decision on distributor's 7N6 importation challenge :: 05/24/2017

Almost a year after issuing a summary judgment dismissing large portions of the lawsuit, a Seattle federal court filed a final decision to dismiss the case alleging ATF overreach by a Washington gun distributor.


Supreme Court kicks California 'may-issue' challenge down the road once more :: 05/22/2017

The now fully-staffed U.S. Supreme Court did not act Monday on a legal challenge to how California grants concealed carry permits.


NRA files second lawsuit challenging state gun laws, this time targeting ban on high-capacity magazines :: 05/19/2017

A coalition including the National Rifle Assn. on Thursday filed a second lawsuit challenging California’s new gun laws, this time arguing a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines is unconstitutional.


Indiana Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Rights Protected by 4th Amendment :: 05/13/2017

The case, Thomas Pinner v. State, revolved around Pinner’s arrest after dropping a handgun while exiting a taxi outside a movie theater. The taxi driver claimed the sight of the gun made him fear he was going to be robbed.


Mistrial Declared in NAU Self Defense Case (Charged as School Shooter) :: 05/10/2017

Arizona – -( The trial involving the Flagstaff shooting of a mob of drunken fraternity members who attacked an 18 year old pistol owner, is over.


Court Upholds Police Refusal to Let Hawaii Man Own Firearms :: 05/09/2017

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the Honolulu Police Department's refusal to let a man who had been convicted of misdemeanor harassment own firearms.


Lawsuit: Cleveland Police Won't Give Burglary Victim His Gun Back :: 05/09/2017

A Cleveland man is going after the city of Cleveland's police department for what's rightfully— Constitutionally-stamped— his. That's the gist of a recent lawsuit filed on behalf of Brian Bridges against the city in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas court. Following a 2015 justified shooting, Bridges claims the city are still holding onto his firearm and wont' return it even though the case is closed.


Federal Court System Primer - The Legal Brief :: 05/06/2017

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Federal Lawsuit Filed to Challenge California's Ban on Large-Capacity Firearm Magazines :: 05/04/2017

FRESNO, CA –-( Today, attorneys for 7 individual gun owners and 4 civil rights advocacy organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the State of California’s ban on so-called “large-capacity” firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds “on their own behalves, and as representatives on behalf of the class of individuals who are or would be affected by the Large-Capacity Magazine Ban.”


Man who pointed Glock at 'Don't Shoot PDX' protesters banned from owning guns :: 05/03/2017

A man who pulled out and pointed his gun at “Don’t Shoot Portland” and “Black Lives Matter” protesters last summer was sentenced Wednesday to 40 days in jail and banned from possessing guns.  


Cleveland gun regulations, registry shot down by appeals court :: 04/28/2017

A slew of Cleveland gun regulations and a gun offender registry were ruled to be unconstitutional Thursday by a three-judge panel at the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals.


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In an intriguing way, this week’s decision by Massachusetts prosecutors to vacate some 21,000 drug convictions represents a vindication of Justice Antonin Scalia. The astonishing move is fallout from the mess created by Annie Dookhan, a chemist who in 2013 pleaded guilty to 27 counts of tampering with evidence, filing false reports and misleading investigators. In particular, she admitted faking test results used by prosecutors against individuals who have become known as the Dookhan defendants.


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Federal Judge Upholds Nonexistent Gun Ban :: 04/14/2017

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Watch dog sues ATF over abandoned 'green tip' ammunition ban :: 04/11/2017

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed suit against the federal government Monday for communications records over ammunition it attempted to ban in 2015.


Cato Institute Files Brief Supporting Lawsuit Challenging Special Gun Privileges :: 04/10/2017

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