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PA Bill Number: HB1288

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for report of theft or loss of firearm. ...

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Last Action Date: Apr 18, 2019

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Universal background checks will worsen the inequalities of gun ownership :: 04/05/2019

As a bipartisan bill to institute universal background checks awaits its fate in the U.S. Senate, the debate over firearms is forefront in the minds of many. If signed into law, it would require a background check on all gun transfers. Rep. Lou Correa (D., Calif.) explained that universal background checks would “absolutely” make purchasing a firearm more expensive and “the bureaucratic issues involved are going to slow down the process."


JPFO Condemns Jewish Calls To Disarm Americans :: 04/04/2019

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Pittsburgh Is Moving Forward With Gun Reform -- But the Legal Battle Is Just Beginning :: 04/04/2019

Pittsburgh’s City Council has approved three controversial gun reform bills months after a gunman shot and killed 11 people at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue. But the votes set up the city for a number of legal challenges.


Why Studies Looking At 'Homicides' Tend To Be Flawed :: 04/04/2019

When the topic of gun control comes up, there are a few numbers most people are going to refer to. In particular, anti-gunners will almost always cite the total number of firearm-related fatalities in this country. That number is the total number of people who die as a result of a gunshot, and it’s a controversial number because it also includes suicides, which are a mental health issue rather than a criminal one.


2nd Amendment Sanctuary Cities' spreading to multiple states :: 04/03/2019

Counties in several states are putting their own spin on 'Sanctuary Cities' by passing laws creating what is being called 'Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities.'


Are Red Flag Laws a Solution in Search of a Problem? :: 04/03/2019

In the aftermath of the February 2018 mass murder at a Parkland, Florida high school, it became readily apparent that danger signs and evidence abounded that a disturbed former student at the school was likely going to commit such a heinous crime.  Despite local, state and federal law enforcement officials having possession of such knowledge, they failed to act on that information even though they had lawful and ready means to do so.  


Pittsburgh city council votes to restrict assault weapons months after Tree of Life synagogue massacre :: 04/03/2019

CNN — The Pittsburgh City Council voted Tuesday to restrict assault weapons months after 11 people were shot and killed with an assault rifle and other guns at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue.


The CDC is Lying to You :: 04/03/2019

I’ve mentioned the problem with highly variable firearm homicides numbers in the FBI UCR vs. the CDC’s WISQARS. For 2017, the UCR claims 10,982 firearms homicides, while the CDC says 14,542, 32% higher. Part of that is reporting.


Colorado Sheriff Prefers Jail To Enforcing Unconstitutional Gun Laws :: 04/02/2019

Right now, most of the sheriffs pledging not to enforce anti-gun laws are opting to use their discretion as to which laws get enforced. This isn’t all that different from the police officer who pulls you over but just tells you to slow it down rather than writing you a ticket. You were speeding, but they opted not to penalize you.


Facing little movement in Congress, gun-control groups turn focus toward preventing suicide, handgun violence :: 04/02/2019

Unable to achieve major federal gun legislation in the wake of the nation's notorious mass shootings, U.S. gun-control groups are shifting their focus to state laws that keep guns out of the hands of those at risk of being violent or suicidal.


New Zealand Gang Refuses To Give Up Their Guns :: 04/02/2019

We’ve often countered arguments in favor of gun bans by pointing out that criminals aren’t going to give up their guns. This is often laughed at by anti-gunners, either that or they argue it’s irrelevant for some ridiculous reason.


Pittsburgh approves gun-control bills; opponents threaten suit against city :: 04/02/2019

Pittsburgh City Council approved three gun-control bills Tuesday in a 6-3 final vote that attracted gun-rights advocates and family members of Tree of Life victims to council chambers — and the threat of lawsuits.


High-capacity gun magazines to remain legal in California, judge rules :: 04/01/2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited a home invasion where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker and two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets.


How Donald Trump can stop Democrats from unfairly excluding gun manufacturers from export reform :: 04/01/2019

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NZ Confiscations Begin: Police Going to Gun Owners' Homes, Jobs. . .One Gun Owner Dead :: 04/01/2019

According to members of New Zealand’s largest firearm forum, Kiwi police are starting to go to gun owners’ places of employment, homes, and even visiting gun ranges in an attempt to gather information and get gun owners to relinquish their firearms.


Peduto eager to take on challengers to Pittsburgh's proposed gun ban :: 04/01/2019

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto on Thursday said he is looking forward to a promised legal battle over the city’s proposed gun ban and plans to immediately sign the regulations into law once City Council approves them.


Study: 'Assault Weapons,' Magazine Bans Do Not Lower Homicide Rates :: 04/01/2019

A study on state-level gun control laws in the U.S. shows that bans on “high-capacity” magazines and “assault weapons” do not lower homicide rates.


An Open Letter to (PA) Congresswoman Madeleine Dean :: 03/31/2019

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ERPOs are un-American :: 03/31/2019

In the 2002 movie “Minority Report,” police identify and swiftly SWAT-team-style arrest potential criminals before they have committed a crime, even if they are not in the act of committing the crime. That lack of due process, the discarding of the American core value of the presumption of innocence, and the mis-use of quacky, uncertain technology to concretely deprive citizens of their liberties for crimes they did not yet commit, and possibly only imagined, is at the movie’s heart.


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