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PA Bill Number: SB1300

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for assault weapons and large capacity magazines; and establishing the Firearms and Ammunition ...

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for assault weapons and large capacity magazines; and establishing the Firearms and Ammunitio ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Jun 24, 2022

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North Carolina Self Defense: D.A. won't press charges in Boiling Spring Lakes shooting death :: 02/25/2022

Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David won't pursue charges in a shooting death that occurred in the Brunswick County town of Boiling Spring Lakes in January, saying that the man who killed Hiram Jay Willetts, 61, acted in self defense. 

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New Mexico Self-Defense: 'It was pretty traumatic': Albuquerque family recalls home invader wanted for kidnapping women :: 02/22/2022

An Albuquerque family faced a home invader at gunpoint who was in the middle of what turned out to be an hourslong crime spree.

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Ohio Self-Defense: Wickliffe woman shoots boyfriend after being struck multiple times; boyfriend later arrested :: 02/22/2022

WICKLIFFE, Ohio — A 47-year-old Wickliffe man was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge over the weekend after he allegedly struck his girlfriend during an argument and was later shot when he tried to prevent her from leaving their home.

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Arizona Self-Defense: Tucson police: Person fatally shoots man who trespassed in backyard, showed a gun :: 02/21/2022

Someone shot and killed a man who was trespassing in their yard near Dodge Boulevard and Grant Road in Tucson on Sunday night, police said.

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: 'I immediately took action': Good Samaritan shoots dog to save small child from attack in Philly :: 02/18/2022

Officials are still looking for the owners of the dogs.

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California Self Defense: BPD: 41-year-old man shot after throwing bottles of beer, pointing pellet gun at man :: 02/11/2022

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A 41-year-old man was shot after allegedly throwing bottles of beer and pointing a pellet gun at another man in East Bakersfield, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

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Illinois Self Defense: Security guard shoots man who drew gun on gas station clerk in Fuller Park :: 02/10/2022

CHICAGO - A security guard shot a man who flashed a gun at a gas station clerk Thursday in the Fuller Park neighborhood.

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Maryland Self-Defense: Police: Robbery victim shoots 17-year-old in self-defense, 4 teens charged :: 02/09/2022

A 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds have been charged as adults due to the severity of the crime, police said. In addition, a 15-year-old was charged as a juvenile.

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Illinois Self-Defense: Concealed carry holder shoots man who is armed with a knife in Rogers Park, police say :: 02/08/2022

A concealed carry holder who was investigating a domestic disturbance at his neighbor’s home shot a 19-year-old man who was armed with a knife on Tuesday evening, police said. After being shot, the injured man, still armed with a knife, encountered responding Chicago police officers who deployed a Tazer to take him into custody, according to a CPD report.

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South Carolina Self-Defense: Shooting death ruled justifiable after juvenile shoots back at intruder :: 02/08/2022

Deputies say a juvenile shot back at a man trying to break into the apartment.

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Georgia Self-Defense: Attempted Assault Leaves One Male Dead :: 02/06/2022

(Snellville, Ga., February 6, 2022) – A male was found deceased after attempting to assault a driver on Golfe Links Drive in unincorporated Snellville Saturday evening. Shortly after 6:45 p.m., Gwinnett Police officers responded to a person shot call.

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California Self Defense: DA affirms self-defense in deadly west Medford shooting; will not charge California man :: 02/03/2022

MEDFORD, Ore. — A California man who shot and killed another man during an exchange outside a west Medford home in December will not face charges, the Jackson County District Attorney's office announced on Wednesday night.

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Ohio Self Defense: Hamilton Co. prosecutor announces no charges will be filed in fatal road rage shooting :: 02/03/2022

COLERAIN TWP., Ohio (WKRC) - Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters announced on Thursday that no charges will be filed in the case of a fatal road rage shooting.

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Ohio Self Defense: Ohio Army Vet Acquitted In Shooting Death Of Allegedly Abusive Veteran Boyfriend :: 02/03/2022

A jury in Carroll County acquitted a woman charged with shooting her boyfriend after he allegedly abused her.

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Oklahoma Self-Defense: Man fatally shot at midtown apartment after confronting his ex, who had filed protective order :: 02/03/2022

A man whose ex-girlfriend recently filed a protective order against him was fatally shot early Thursday after police say he kicked in her door and confronted her current boyfriend.

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Pennsylvania Self Defense: Philly clerk shot by armed robbers uses her own gun to shoot back :: 02/02/2022

A convenience store clerk in Philadelphia’s Wissinoming neighborhood is in critical condition after being shot by one of two men who robbed the store early Tuesday morning, but according to authorities the robbers didn’t get away unscathed. As it turns out, the clerk had a gun of her own, and fired back after she was wounded.

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South Carolina Self-Defense: Upstate resident shoots and kills intruder during burglary :: 02/02/2022

CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an overnight burglary that left one person dead. 

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Philadelphia store manager recalls terrifying moments when clerk shot armed suspect :: 02/01/2022

Police say one of the suspects shot the employee.

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Oregon Self Defense: Nosler Machinist Claims Self Defense in Bend, OR: Trayvon, Rittenhouse replay? :: 01/28/2022

Ian Cranston and his fiancee Allie Butler

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Texas Self Defense: Waco Police identify man who allegedly stabbed woman at QuikTrip :: 01/28/2022

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A Good Samaritan who witnessed a domestic violence incident involving a man stabbing a woman stepped in and fired a weapon at the aggressor in defense of the woman, Waco Police said.

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