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PA Bill Number: HB717

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for possession of firearm by minor.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for possession of firearm by minor. ...

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Last Action Date: Feb 27, 2021

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Do Gun Control Laws Lead To More Gun Sales? :: 02/28/2021

Until the Great Gun Run of 2020, which was prompted by COVID stay-at-home orders, an increase in violent crime, and civil unrest after the death of George Floyd sparked riots in many American cities, I would have said that nothing creates a spike in gun sales like a sustained push for new gun control laws. When anti-gun politicians try to crack down on the supply of firearms, it typically ends up creating even more demand for them. That’s why Barack Obama was widely credited as being the gun salesman of the year in 2013, when his post-Sandy Hook push for new gun controls helped create what was at the time one of the biggest surges in gun sales in our nation’s history.


Tennessee Governor Says Constitutional Carry A Priority :: 02/28/2021

The election of Joe Biden may end up being the best thing that ever happened to the Constitutional Carry movement. As Democrats in Washington, D.C. press for more federal gun laws, a growing number of states are taking action to ensure that legal gun owners can carry a firearm without getting a permission slip from the state government.


John Stuart Mill Quotes on Liberty, Utilitarianism, and More :: 02/27/2021

“Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”
– One of the better John Stuart Mill quotes


Penn Forest Twp. Marine vet on 1-man mission to make Carbon County a 2nd Amendment sanctuary :: 02/27/2021

PENN FOREST TWP., Pa. - A national movement aimed at protecting residents' gun rights has made its way to our area.A Penn Forest Township resident is on a one-man mission to convince leaders in Carbon County to designate every municipality as a Second Amendment sanctuary.


Psychologist Makes Case Against Red Flag Laws :: 02/27/2021

In the first two years that Florida’s red flag firearms seizure law was on the books, more than 3,500 petitions were filed with courts across the state, and the orders were approved more than 95% of the time. Critics of the law have pointed out that individuals can be stripped of their right to own a firearm even though they’ve not been arrested or even charged with a crime, and while the red flag law requires a court hearing within two weeks of an order being granted, low-income gun owners are not entitled to a public defender or free legal representation because the court procedure is civil, not criminal in nature.


The Top Five States For Firearms Freedom :: 02/27/2021

Since the Giffords Law Center has their own ranking for “states with the worst gun laws,” which, naturally enough, gives the lowest grades to the states which prize the Second Amendment — and with it, liberty; I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at some of the best states for firearms freedoms.


Aggressive New Scheme Exposes Article V Convention Lobby :: 02/26/2021

The United States is dangerously close to Congress calling “a convention for proposing amendments” under Article V of the U.S. Constitution — otherwise known as a constitutional convention, convention of the states, or Article V convention (A5C) — based on a new scheme for aggregating (counting and combining) applications submitted by state legislatures.


Anti-Gun Doctor Off-Base With Open Carry Objections :: 02/26/2021

While several states are pursuing Constitutional Carry legislation this year, in South Carolina lawmakers are taking a more cautious approach to expanding the right to bear arms. A bill that would allow those who possess a concealed carry license to also openly carry has cleared a statehouse committee, but not without some objections from Democrat lawmakers and members of the public.


A short primer on the importance of our Second Amendment rights :: 02/26/2021

Joe Biden's had a lot on his plate.  First, he erased America's immigration laws by order government employees not to enforce them.  Then he destroyed the economy by attacking the oil and gas that are essential for modern life.  After that, he sowed some racial discord.  Next, he insulted our only ally in the Middle East while sucking up to "Death to America" Iran.  And that's just the shortlist.  But the people in charge haven't forgotten one of their most important missions: to destroy the Second Amendment.


Philly Leaders Demand Legislature Pass Gun Ban :: 02/26/2021

There’s no disputing the fact that Philadelphia has a violence problem. The city saw 499 homicides in 2020, which was the highest number in nearly 30 years; and shootings, carjackings, robberies, and murders are still on the rise in 2021. Last week eight people were shot in broad daylight at the city’s Olney Transportation Center, but so far police have yet to make any arrests in the case.


WI: Militant Leftists Attempt to Intimidate Judge in Rittenhouse Case :: 02/26/2021

On Friday evening, 12 February, a group of about a dozen far-left protestors, allied with the DA’s office in Kenosha, called for the removal of Judge Bruce Schroeder, because the Judge followed the rule of law and refused to facilitate the political persecution of Kyle Rittenhouse.


40 States And The Federal Government Prohibit The Seizure Of Guns During Emergencies :: 02/25/2021

Forty states have laws that prohibit the seizure of guns during emergencies, six states have laws that allow such seizures, and four states and the District of Columbia have no such laws on the books. These laws largely passed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on August 29, 2005. The 37 states that we are certain passed their laws after Katrina are: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.


Anonymous Snitch Group to Dox .Domestic Terrorist' Trump Voters :: 02/25/2021

“Help Us Fight Domestic Terrorists!” with its slogan “Keep America Honest” urges anyone and everyone. “We’ve created this organization to ensure that those responsible for the election of Donald Trump can never threaten our nation and our freedom again. We’re building a list of known Trump voters to be submitted to public officials willing to take action. Join us in ensuring freedom always rings!”


NFAC Head Indicted On Federal Charges For Pointing Gun At Officers :: 02/25/2021

The self-proclaimed leader of the Not F*cking Around Coalition is now facing federal charges after he was indicted by a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky for allegedly pointing a rifle at police officers last September. 57-year old Jay “Grandmaster Jay” Johnson was first arrested last December, but a grand jury handed down an official indictment against the man on Wednesday.


VA Senator Admits To Adding Barriers & Hoops For Gun Owners :: 02/25/2021

SB 1430 failed in the Virginia Senate Judiciary. The bill’s point was to eliminate a double background check that the Commonwealth requires when someone sells an NFA item privately.


Complex Lies and Simple Truths – Covid and Crime :: 02/24/2021

 Life is complex. Sure, in the time of Covid you can tell everyone to stay home and starve, but they won’t do it. They won’t do it even though you’re emperor Cuomo of New York. Even with all your wealth and political influence, you can’t make people lay down and obey. They act for themselves, and soon they think for themselves.


Famed Liberal Says Biden Is Creating "a Totalitarian State Before Our Eyes" :: 02/24/2021

Conservatives used to view her as the big (or maybe little) bad Wolf. Now some are essentially calling her a good shepherd.


Gallup Gun Law 'Satisfaction' Poll Fails to Ask Most Important Question of All :: 02/24/2021

"Americans Remain Largely Dissatisfied With U.S. Gun Laws," a Friday report by the Gallup polling firm announced. “Fifty-six percent of Americans say they are dissatisfied with U.S. gun laws and policies, marking the ninth consecutive year of majority-level dissatisfaction since the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. At the same time, 42% of U.S. adults express satisfaction with U.S. gun laws.”


Researchers Want To Equip Smart Guns With "Ethical AI" :: 02/24/2021

Would you buy a gun that decided when it was okay for you to pull the trigger? Three researchers in New York say the technology is workable, but on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co we take a closer look at their idea and some of the inherent issues that come with incorporating artificial intelligence into a firearm.


Biden Gun Control Plan Would 'Criminalize' up to 105 Million People: Gun-rights Group :: 02/23/2021

A gun-rights organization said that President Joe Biden’s gun control proposal would potentially make about 105 million law-abiding gun owners into criminals.


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