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PA Bill Number: HB2744

Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, further ...

Description: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, furth ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 18, 2018

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England: Child Knife Deaths Set to Be Highest in Nine Years, Reveals Hidden Data :: 12/02/2018

This year is likely to be the worst in nearly a decade for children killed by knife attacks, with 35 already murdered in 2018.


England: London Police Mull Armed Officers in Gang Areas :: 12/02/2018

London’s Metropolitan Police are considering sending visibly armed officers on patrol in gang-plagued residential areas, amidst the city’s on-going violent crime wave.


England: Police Win Public Support by Adopting Dirty Harry Tactics :: 12/02/2018

Everyone in Britain is loving the police’s latest PR move: ramming criminals as they try to escape on mopeds — then posting the video footage on social media.


Harvard grad student told to move out after roommates find her legally owned firearms 'uncomfortable' :: 12/02/2018

A Harvard graduate student was told she has to move out of her apartment after her roommates found her legally owned firearms “uncomfortable” and anxiety-inducing.


Oklahoma and South Dakota look likely to adopt Constitutional Carry this coming year :: 12/02/2018

Fourteen states allow people to carry a permitted concealed handgun in all or virtually all of their state.


Should We Leave Our Schools and Churches Unprotected? :: 12/02/2018

No one ignores the mass murder of children. We all have an opinion about how to protect our kids. Let’s also face facts; we would have solved the problem of dead children in our schools and in our churches if the solution were easy. Unfortunately, lots of the opinions we see in social media are little more than shallow reasons to stop thinking about a hard and unpleasant problem. Let’s get past that.


England: Liverpool in fear of a new gun violence wave more than a decade after the tragic killing of Rhys Jones, 11, as the city has witnessed seven shootings over a 17-day period :: 12/01/2018

Youth workers and the authorities are worried that a new breed of street gang has evolved - one that does not fear the law at all


Fewer Guns, Less Crime? Not in Europe :: 12/01/2018

As an addendum to last week's article on the prominence of civilian-owned guns versus homicide rates, it may be interesting to look at the diversity in gun prominence across European countries.


Gun Control Fails New Jersey :: 12/01/2018

Two thugs chased a 19 year old woman across the street, into a store, and then executed her by shooting her 20 times. She died on a weekday afternoon in broad daylight. She was killed in front of witnesses in Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey.


Pittsburgh officials pursue a new strategy to push for aggressive gun control measures :: 12/01/2018

Pittsburgh officials are urging local governments across the country to join them on instituting new gun control laws after the October mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.


Gun Sales So Low At Dick's They May Yank All Hunting Gear :: 11/30/2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods took a firm, anti-gun stance. Oh, it’ll still sell guns, but it’ll only sell “approved” guns, the kind that anti-gunners generally pretend are fine. At least until they get around to demanding those be banned too.


National "Right To Carry" For Self-Defense Needs Your Help - Take Action :: 11/30/2018

New York – -( The Arbalest Quarrel recently published an article, Attention All Law Abiding Gun Owners: National Concealed Handgun Reciprocity is in Jeopardy.” And, this wasn’t the first time we wrote specifically on this critical subject.


Study: Gun Control Laws Have No Impact on Suicide, Homicide :: 11/30/2018

The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at UC Davis and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a study about the impact California's gun control laws have had on homicide and suicide rates over the last 10 years. 


The Problem With Docs 'Staying In Their Lane' Is They Only See One Side :: 11/30/2018

I’ve stayed out of the whole mess between a group of physicians and the National Rifle Association.


Trolls Say Trevor Noah's Trying to Keep 'Plantation Narrative' Alive After He Argued the 2nd Amendment Wasn't Intended for Black Folks :: 11/30/2018

Comedian Trevor Noah is catching heat for his criticism of an officer-involved shooting at an Alabama mall that left an innocent Black man dead over the Thanksgiving holiday.


Anti-Gunners: Why banning handguns makes sense :: 11/29/2018

Gun violence statistics for the U.S. reveal that the handgun is, by far, the type of firearm most used to kill someone. Handguns are used in about 70 percent of all gun homicides with rifles and shotguns used in 7 percent and unknown firearms in about 25 percent. There were approximately 7,150 handgun homicides in 2016.


Doctor Groups Should Stay Out of Gun-Control Debate :: 11/29/2018

Like anyone else, a physician may speak his mind. But doctor groups are in no position to provide policy guidance to legislators.


Forgotten Memo Shows Gun-grabbing Built into FBI's DNA :: 11/29/2018

U.S.A. – -( “Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store” is an old meme gun owners use to express the more serious concern that Constitutional authority to infringe on the right to keep and bear arms is non-existent.


Proposed gun bill threatens more than 2nd Amendment :: 11/29/2018

Close to 5.9 million people voted for governor of New York three weeks ago. In a 2015 survey, the scholarly journal Injury Prevention put the rate of gun ownership in the state at 10.3 percent, while DemographicData.Org put it at 18 percent.


Despite L.A. Times Op-Ed's Claims, Gun Control Still Losing Issue :: 11/28/2018

With the midterm elections over for almost a month now – assuming you don’t count the endless recounts – you’d think the preening from the anti-gun zealots would be over. Especially since, from a historical perspective, they made modest gains at best.


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