PA Bill Number: SB1013
Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession ...
Description: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons and for possession ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: Jan 11, 2022
Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Ambridge District Sportsmen’s Assoc. - 02/26/2022
ADSA Clubhouse 2900 Ridge Road Extension, Baden PA
Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Rep. Jason Silvis - 04/7/2022
Huber Hall 300 Alexandria Street, Latrobe, PA
Concealed Carry Seminar – Sponsored by Rep. Jason Silvis - 04/28/2022
West Leechburg VFD Recreation Hall 1116 Gosser Street, West Leechburg, PA
SCOTUS asked to accept New Jersey "Red Flag" gun case :: 12/21/2021
The Supreme Court is going to get a chance to weigh in on “red flag” firearm seizure laws thanks to a case out of New Jersey that left a man permanently prohibited from possessing a gun after what was supposed to be a temporary seizing of his firearms for “safekeeping.”
The case, known as P.Z. v. New Jersey, began several years ago when the plaintiff was the subject of a temporary restraining order; an order that was ultimately dismissed. Still, even though the restraining order was no longer in effect, the state refused to return the firearms to their rightful owner. And because the guns weren’t returned to him, “New Jersey “forever bars him from again possessing firearms.”
As attorney Evan Nappen lays out in his petition for certiorari, the state’s gun control scheme violate not only the Second Amendment rights of residents, but their due process protections as well. In fact, Nappen argues that a number of constitutionally-protected rights are implicated by the state’s statutes, which haven’t been revised at all since the Heller decision was handed down by the Supreme Court in 2008. SCOTUS treats gun ownership as an individual right, but the state of New Jersey still sees it as a privilege.
The odds of the Supreme Court accepting any particular case are pretty long, but Nappen’s argument is solid, and his client’s circumstances do provide the Court with the opportunity to not only address the problems in New Jersey’s “red flag” law, but the fact that the state is still treating the right to keep and bear arms as if its no right at all. I’d love to see SCOTUS grant cert here, but at the very least the Court should hold the case over until the justices have released their opinion in the upcoming case dealing with New York’s carry laws (which is also expected to lay out the proper standard of review that should be used by courts considering Second Amendment challenges).