PA Bill Number: HB440
Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and for ...
Description: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and f ...
Last Action: Presented to the Governor
Last Action Date: Oct 22, 2020
U.S. Senator Rand Paul Pro-Gun Amendment Scuttled by Patriot Act Extension and NRA Backstabbing at Last Minute :: 05/27/2011
The Paul amendment that caused the most angst, which would impose strict judicial oversight on access to gun ownership records, will get a vote, but the threshold for passage is high. Supporters need 60 votes, but they are not likely to find anywhere near that many.
Civil rights group opposes Brady Center on concealed carry :: 05/27/2011
Today, May 25, 2011, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) filed a friend-of-the-court amicus brief in the Peruta case. The CORE brief emphasizes how the right to "bear arms" does not stop at one's doorstep, and gives a historical analysis of the Fourteenth Amendment, discussing how discretionary firearms licensing laws were an incident of slavery.
The Changing Face of the Police and the Death of the Fourth Amendment :: 05/26/2011
In early America, citizens were considered equals with law enforcement officials. Authorities were rarely permitted to enter one's home without permission or in a deceitful manner. And it was not uncommon for police officers to be held personally liable for trespass when they wrongfully invaded a citizen's home.
Obama: We're working on gun control "under the radar :: 05/26/2011
On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial "large magazines." Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney . During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, "to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda," she said.
FBI Stats: More Guns, Less Crime? :: 05/26/2011
There's something strange going on in America. The FBI's 2010 Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report tells of a a 5.5 percent drop in violent crime and a 2.8 percent decline in property crime. [NSF bullet points after the jump.] With the economy in the tank, you'd think that crime would be on the upswing. Well, you might, if you were one of those Patrick Kennedy-types who blames bad behavior on society.
White House 'strategy' on Project Gunrunner documented :: 05/26/2011
Is THIS report the 'smoking gun' in controversy over guns-to-Mexico?
Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter? :: 05/26/2011
The slaughter in Tucson earlier this month of Marine veteran Jose Guerena, shot down by Tucson SWAT officers, should lead to some long, hard looks at the militarization of law enforcement, no-knock raids, and the "War on Drugs" in general. From the Arizona Daily Star :
Bucks County (PA) officials overturn gun ban in county parks :: 05/25/2011
Packing for a picnic has taken on added meaning in Bucks County.
Court expands police right to take guns from cars :: 05/25/2011
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Police can remove a gun from a car during a traffic stop to ensure their safety even when they have no specific suspicion that the occupants are dangerous and pose a threat, the state Supreme Court concluded in a ruling welcomed by law enforcement.
Bill To Allow Guns Inside Venues That Serve Alcohol, If Venue Agrees :: 05/24/2011
CINCINNATI -- An Ohio bill to allow concealed weapons in bars and other places that serve alcohol is close to becoming law.
Informant in raw video gives Fox News explosive details about Gunwalker :: 05/24/2011
Gun Rights Examiner has been so involved providing original investigative reporting on "Project Gunwalker"* developments that investigations conducted by others at times go unexplored. Such is the case with a raw video produced by Fox News on April 27, in which reporter William La Jeunesse interviewed an unidentified confidential informant.
Guns Needed in Face of Lone Wolf Terrorist Threat :: 05/24/2011
"Authorities for some time have been warning about the possibility of lone wolf terrorists attacking targets within the United States," Snyder added. "What better protection against that possibility could there be than the armed American citizenry ready, willing and able to resist such attacks?"
Widower sues city for $15M after stalker's grisly murder of his wife :: 05/24/2011
The widow of a slain Queens woman whose heart and lungs were carved out during the grisly attack is suing the city for $15 million, claiming cops could have prevented her murder.
Securing a Campus :: 05/24/2011
Omaha, NE - The January shooting at Millard South High School in Omaha was over in five minutes. In 2007, the mass shooting at Von Maur at Omaha's Westroads Mall was over in six minutes. But what would happen if an active shooter found his way onto the University of Nebraska-Omaha's campus?
SAF, Calguns Sue Over California 'Assault Weapons' Law Arrest :: 05/24/2011
BELLEVUE, Wash., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation and Calguns Foundation have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in California, seeking to have the state's definition of so-called "assault weapons" declared unconstitutionally vague.
Oregon Supreme Court: Medical Marijuana Patients Have Gun Rights :: 05/24/2011
. . . sheriffs in this case are not excused from their duty under ORS 166.291(1) to issue CHLs to qualified applicants, without regard to the applicant's use of medical marijuana, on the ground that issuance of CHLs to medical marijuana users would violate a federal prohibition on making false statements about the lawfulness of transferring firearms to such persons. Neither are the sheriffs excused from that statutory duty on the ground that it is preempted by federal law. The sheriffs were without authority to deny petitioner's CHL applications."
Women Taking Aim: More Women Buying Guns :: 05/24/2011
LORTON, Virginia (WUSA) -- "I was a victim of a crime. A rape crime," says a woman who wants to go by the name 38-Special-K. A .38 Special is her weapon of choice. And she knows how to use it. 9NEWS NOW caught up with "38 Special" at Sharpshooters in Lorton.
Bill aims to block sales of guns to terror suspects :: 05/24/2011
That's why even those of us who strongly support the Second Amendment also support federal laws prohibiting the most dangerous among us from purchasing or possessing firearms and explosives.
Chair of New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee [Rep. Swinford] Decries NRA Reps Unprofessional Behavior :: 05/23/2011
As the Chair of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee in the State of New Hampshire, I am writing to you to set the record straight regarding the statement posted on your website about HB330. You have been given misinformation (I prefer not to call anyone a liar) by your state NRA-ILA representative, John Hohenwarter. I do not appreciate his unprofessional behavior, which has been contrary and harmful to NRA's reputation.
Philadelphia Police Targeting Open-Carry Gun Owners :: 05/23/2011
With a shocking altercation between Philadelphia police and a 25-year-old IT worker putting the spotlight back on open-carry gun laws, local authorities are warning gun owners that they will be "inconvenienced" if they carry unconcealed handguns in the city.
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