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PA Bill Number: HB2977

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

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

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2020

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Melson refuses to throw himself under the bus. :: 06/23/2011

An "oh, shit" moment for the White House. The loud creaking sound is WaPo finally covering GunwalkerAssistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer finally reads an inconvenient Gunwalker Scandal story in the Washington Post. ("Shit!")


What 'Project Gunwalker' says about extent of gun trafficking to Mexico :: 06/23/2011

While the percentage of Mexican criminal firepower supposedly attributable to the U.S. civilian gun market continues to fall, U.S. gun shops (and gun shows) are still supposedly on the hook for 70% of recovered Mexican "crime guns" (at one time, the figure being tossed around was "95-100% "--a figure that steadily dropped as it became indefensible). That the "70%" figure refers not to the total number of seized guns, but to the percentage of those submitted to, and successfully traced by, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), is generally ignored. The fact that according to the Mexican newspaper El Universal , fewer than a quarter of the recovered firearms were traced , meaning that fewer than 16% of the total number of recovered firearms can be traced to the U.S., is definitely ignored.


Obama defender blames NRA for 'Fast & Furious' :: 06/23/2011

Tuesday night's edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor revealed just how far Obama administration apologists will go to deflect public attention from the growing scandal that is Operation Fast and Furious: it's the National Rifle Association's fault.


Grassley Disputes Firearms Figures from the ATF :: 06/23/2011

WASHINGTON - Senator Chuck Grassley today said that firearms data released last week by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was a selective release of certain statistical data that inaccurately reflects the scope and source of the problem of firearms in Mexico and the drug trafficking organization violence.


Ed Schultz Doctored a Neal Boortz Quote to Accuse Boortz of Advocating Murder :: 06/23/2011

First Laura Ingraham. Now Boortz. I think Arbitron's ratings are giving Ed Schultz a complex.


Study: Portable pools as risky as in-ground pools :: 06/23/2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The first U.S. study on child drownings in portable pools finds that a child dies every five days in such a pool during warm-weather months, demonstrating a considerable risk and the need for consumer education and affordable protection devices, the study's senior author says.


Mega-Scandal: Was 'Gunwalker' a PR Op for Gun Control? :: 06/23/2011

Buckle up: An agent testifies that surveillance stopped at the border, meaning the operation didn't actually trace guns to cartels to make arrests. The only conclusion? Law enforcement wasn't the point, orchestrated violence was, and that's a history-making scandal.


Report on Melson ouster further boosts confidential source credibility :: 06/23/2011

"The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to people familiar with the matter," The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday:


WVCDL has standing to sue city over gun laws :: 06/23/2011

MARTINSBURG - A federal judge has denied the city of Martinsburg's motion to dismiss a case challenging the city's gun laws.


Lone Star Governor May Become All-Star Candidate :: 06/23/2011

Anyone who watched the Republican presidential debate last Monday evening understands why there clearly is room for at least one more candidate - someone who is a proven conservative who can appeal to both the establishment GOP and to Tea Party activists. That potential candidate just might hail from the very same state that gave the country its last Republican president, the conservative-in-name-only ("CINO") George W. Bush.


There Is No Serious Reason to Ban Firearms on Campus :: 06/23/2011

Opponents of concealed carry on campus parrot the same handful of talking points


The Flickering Flame of Herman Cain :: 06/23/2011

I like Herman Cain. I like him a lot. He did a radio program for a time on the same talk network for which I work, which made us colleagues for a time, and he has appeared several times as a guest on my own program. That's why it has been personally disappointing to see him misfire in recent weeks. His self-inflicted wounds are endangering the continued viability of his campaign.


As 'Fast and Furious' Fiasco Unfolds, Obama ATF Nominee Prepares Return to Washington :: 06/20/2011

With the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives facing its worst scandal in decades, the man nominated by President Obama to take over as its next chief is headed to Washington this week to meet with top Justice Department officials.


Is the Second Amendment check against tyranny obsolete? :: 06/19/2011

Larry Hicks of the York Dispatch is shocked, shocked that a local politician expressed an understanding of the insurrectionary component of the Second Amendment.


Rep. Scott Perry Response -- YDR editorial on castle doctrine unfair :: 06/19/2011

I have always had a great deal of respect for the editorial capability of newspapers to comment on the issues of the day, and I fully support the right of an individual newspaper to disagree with a position I happen to have. However, I must take issue with the York Daily Record editorial of June 12 titled "Anti-government rhetoric alarming."


Tip of the 'Gunwalker' iceberg? Are there MORE 'Operations Fast and Furious'? :: 06/19/2011

During Wednesday's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing exploring the tragic, utterly unforgivable tragedies of "Project Gunwalker," it would have been easy to miss one short statement from one of the witnesses. This would be a mistake, because what Special Agent John Dodson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) said in that one sentence could have some pretty dramatic implications. Dodson, readers will remember, was the first brave whistleblower to publicly come forward with the sordid details of "Project Gunwalker."


Two AK-47s Used to Murder Mexican Lawyer Were 'Fast and Furious' Guns From U.S., Sources Say :: 06/19/2011

EXCLUSIVE: Two guns sold to a Mexican cartel and used in the high-profile kidnapping and murder of a Mexican lawyer last year were purchased under the U.S. Justice Department's failed anti-gun trafficking program Operation Fast and Furious, sources tell Fox News.


Out of control much, ATF? :: 06/19/2011

The Congressional hearings into the actions of the ATF concerning Operation Fast and Furious (otherwise known as Project Gunwalker ) began on Wednesday, June 15, and they are already bringing revelations that the ATF is out of control... again.


Time to Close Down the ATF :: 06/19/2011

This week, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) beamed a spotlight on the criminal behavior of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, commonly referred to as the ATF. At Wednesday's hearing, Issa took on Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich by asking him: "Who authorized this program that was so felony stupid it got people killed."


WSJ: The Gunwalker Man headed for the door. Traver to replace him. More fun with hearings ahead. :: 06/19/2011

If Melson goes, Melson will roll. The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to people familiar with the matter, amid a troubled federal anti-trafficking operation that has grown into the agency's biggest scandal in nearly two decades. Moves toward the replacement of Kenneth Melson, acting ATF director since April 2009, could begin next week, although the precise sequence of events remains to be decided, these people said.


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