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PA Bill Number: HB1590

Title: In sentencing, further providing for sentencing generally.

Description: In sentencing, further providing for sentencing generally. ...

Last Action: Re-committed to RULES

Last Action Date: Jun 15, 2021

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North Carolina Self Defense: "I shot him twice." 911 calls reveal frantic moments after man allegedly pushes his way inside off-duty deputy’s home :: 03/03/2021

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - One day after a shooting at the home of a New Hanover County sheriff’s deputy, WECT is learning new details about what led to the incident. Neighbors say the deputy who fired the weapon is a mother of three, who was off-duty at home with her kids when a neighbor ran to her for help.

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Arizona Self-Defense: PD: Gas station clerk shoots, kills man in Phoenix :: 03/02/2021

Investigators say a man threatened to harm customers and when the clerk tried to intervene, the man armed himself with a baton and attacked the clerk who then shot him.

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Colorado Self-Defense: Coroner identifies Loveland woman shot in weekend custody dispute; death ruled homicide :: 03/02/2021

The Larimer County coroner has identified the woman killed in a custody dispute over the weekend as 52-year-old Cherri Trahan of Loveland.

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Florida Self Defense: Man in Critical Condition After Bringing Two Knives to a Gunfight :: 03/01/2021

WILLISTON, FLORIDA – Most of us have heard the statement “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” ad nauseum…right?  Well, on Thursday a Florida man took it up a notch and discovered the hard way that bringing two knives to a gunfight really doesn’t work any better than one. After he stabbed two people, he was shot by a neighbor.

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Florida Self Defense: Office employee shoots man during machete attack, Orlando police say :: 03/01/2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police officers were at a staffing business Tuesday after a man attacked two employees there with a machete. One of the employees took out a gun and shot the attacker, according to officers.

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Louisiana Self Defense: Police: Man killed in Shreveport home invasion, woman injured :: 03/01/2021

SHREVEPORT, La. - Police say a 23-year-old  man, who forced his way into a home late Monday night in Shreveport's Cedar Grove neighborhood, was shot and killed.

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Michigan Self-Defense: Richmond man, 35, shot in neck while allegedly trying to break into Port Huron home :: 03/01/2021

A Richmond man was shot in the neck and wounded while allegedly trying to break into a Port Huron woman's home Sunday, police said.

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Montana Self-Defense: Butte neighbors disrupt car theft that left one man wounded by gunshot :: 02/23/2021

BUTTE - Brandon Shaw and his wife were getting their kids ready for school like any typical Tuesday morning in their quiet Butte neighborhood. But on this morning, the sound of gunfire came from outside.

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Ohio Self-Defense: Police: Man shot in Niles apartment pulled gun on woman, small child :: 02/23/2021

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Police say a man shot inside a Niles apartment may have initially gone there with bad intentions.

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All 50 states now allow you to carry a concealed handgun in restaurants that serve alcohol :: 02/21/2021

With Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signing HB 102 into law on Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 2021, Montana now allows to open carry, carry concealed without a permit, or carry concealed with a CWP, in a bank, a restaurant with a liquor license, or a bar. Thirty-four states now also allow people to carry concealed in bars.

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Woman shoots, injures intruder in North Philadelphia: Police :: 02/21/2021

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Philadelphia police say a woman turned the tables on an intruder early Sunday morning, shooting and critically injuring him.

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Florida Self-Defense: Man in Critical Condition After Bringing Two Knives to a Gunfight :: 02/20/2021

WILLISTON, FLORIDA – Most of us have heard the statement “don’t bring a knife to a gunfight” ad nauseum…right?  Well, on Thursday a Florida man took it up a notch and discovered the hard way that bringing two knives to a gunfight really doesn’t work any better than one. After he stabbed two people, he was shot by a neighbor.

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Louisiana Self-Defense: Louisiana shooting spree leaves 3 dead; armed citizens credited with saving lives :: 02/20/2021

Armed citizens were credited with limiting fatalities in a shooting in Louisiana on Saturday that left three people dead, including the suspect, according to authorities.

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Florida Self-Defense: Driver shot to death on I-95 after crash, argument :: 02/19/2021

JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — A dispute between two drivers ended with one shooting the other dead on I-95 on Friday afternoon.

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Iowa Self-Defense: Homeowner kills nighttime invader in Wapello County :: 02/19/2021

OTTUMWA, Iowa — A man was shot and killed Thursday night in rural Wapello County after forcibly entering a home defended by an armed homeowner.

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Veteran, puppy help police capture suspect accused of injuring Scottdale officer :: 02/18/2021

A Marine Corps veteran and his German shepherd puppy helped police capture a suspect accused of injuring an officer and trying to break into several Scottdale homes on Wednesday.

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South Carolina Self-Defense: Vietnam vet, 82, fights off armed home intruder who attacked wife: cops :: 02/18/2021

A Vietnam veteran bludgeoned an armed home intruder with a shotgun on Monday after the suspect forced his way inside the South Carolina home and attacked his wife with a large knife, according to a report.

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Pennsylvania Self-Defense: Armed Citizen Shoots, Stops Philly Carjacker :: 02/17/2021

2020 was one of the worst years in history for homicides in Philadelphia, but the murder rate so far this year is even higher. As of last week, homicides were up 55% compared to same time period in 2020, and city officials seem unable or unwilling to effectively address the surge in violence.

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Florida Self Defense: Office employee shoots man during machete attack, Orlando police say :: 02/16/2021

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police officers were at a staffing business Tuesday after a man attacked two employees there with a machete. One of the employees took out a gun and shot the attacker, according to officers.

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Virginia Self-Defense: Watch a Dramatic Use of a Gun in Self-Defense That Didn’t Make News :: 02/16/2021

If a defensive use of a firearm goes unreported in the media and nobody hears about it, does it really count?

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