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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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PA Sheriff Sued Over Concealed Carry Delays :: 12/01/2020

There’s already a four month wait in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania for those residents hoping to obtain a concealed carry license, but those delays are likely to grow even longer now that the sheriff has shut down the office to the public, preventing anyone from applying for their license to carry until further notice.


Philly Heads To Court Over COVID-19 Carry Permit Holdups :: 11/26/2020

Far too many jurisdictions seemed to look at COVID-19 as a blessing. Suddenly, they figured they had an excuse not to issue carry permits anymore or, at a minimum, to delay the ever-loving crap out of them. One such jurisdiction was Philadelphia.


Turley: Third Circuit decision on 2nd Amendment "perfectly tailored" for Supreme Court after Barrett confirmation :: 11/26/2020

The Supreme Court has become notoriously skittish about Second Amendment cases in the years after Heller. That may change now after a Third Circuit ruling upheld a ban on firearm ownership for felons, even those convicted of non-violent crimes. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that a tax-evasion conviction was sufficient for a lifetime removal of Second Amendment rights:


Ohio Court Strikes Down Cincinnati's Bump Stock Ban :: 11/25/2020

Cincinnati’s ban on “trigger activators” like bump stocks, originally approved by city officials in April of 2018, is unconstitutional according to the state’s First Appellate Court. The decision, handed down on Wednesday, is a blow to anti-gun activists in the Buckeye State who cheered when the mayor signed the ordinance making possession of the devices a misdemeanor crime in the city.


Maryland’s "May Issue" Carry Laws Subject Of New Court Case :: 11/14/2020

The restrictive and subjective laws that govern the bearing of arms in Maryland and coming under new legal scrutiny thanks to federal litigation filed on Friday by a coalition of Second Amendment groups challenging the policies as infringements on our constitutional rights.


FPC and SAF Challenge New York City Handgun Carry Ban :: 11/06/2020

Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) announced the filing of a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit that seeks to make it possible for all law-abiding people to carry a loaded handgun on their person in public self-defense in and around New York City. The case, Greco v. City of New York, can be viewed at


Gun Rights Groups Challenge Restrictive NJ Carry Laws in Federal Lawsuit :: 11/05/2020

Three gun rights organizations filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging carry laws in the state of New Jersey in a case that could have far-reaching ramifications.


Ninth Circuit District Judge Delivers Another Superbly Written Court Order :: 10/24/2020

U.S.A.-( On 23 September 2020, Judge Roger T. Benitez issued another impressive order in a case involving the Second Amendment.


Pro-Second Amendment judge overseeing third gun rights case this week, gun control groups cry foul :: 10/18/2020

A U.S. District Judge in San Diego who has issued rulings in two separate lawsuits challenging California’s strict gun control measures will take up another weapons-related case on Monday, sparking criticism from gun-control groups who pro-gun advocates have been given an unfair advantage.  


Judge denies injunction to stop gun buybacks :: 10/17/2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — Gun buyback events in Providence and Central Falls will go on Saturday after a judge denied an injunction to stop them.


Michigan lawmaker expects lawsuit over ban on open-carry firearms at polls :: 10/17/2020

LANSING, Mich. (WJRT) - An outspoken supporter for firearms offered sharp criticism of a directive from Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson that bans openly carrying firearms at polling locations on Nov. 3.


FPC Tenth Circuit Should Apply Rule of Lenity in Bump Stock Appeal :: 10/14/2020

U.S.A.-( Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) announced the filing of an important legal brief in Aposhian v. Barr, a bump-stock ban case on appeal to the en banc Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Aposhian brief was authored by FPC Director of Research Joseph Greenlee, and coauthored by George Mocsary, a law professor at the University of Wyoming College of Law, and Erik Jaffe, an expert in appellate and Supreme Court practice focusing on constitutional law from the Washington, D.C. boutique firm Schaerr | Jaffe LLP. The brief is available online at


Urge the Dept of Justice to Change ATF's Arbitrary Ruling of Honey Badger :: 10/06/2020

U.S.A. -( The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”) recently informed firearm manufacturer Q, LLC that, in ATF’s view, Q’s “Honey Badger” pistol with stabilizing brace is actually a short-barreled rifle and therefore subject to the National Firearms Act (“NFA”). The NRA strongly disagrees with this arbitrary, inequitable, and incorrect determination by ATF that puts millions of firearms owners in danger of federal prosecution.


California Sues BATFE Over "Ghost Guns" :: 09/30/2020

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has joined with gun control advocates in filing a federal lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, demanding that the agency begin classifying unfinished frames and receivers as “firearms” under federal law, which would require that they be serialized and that buyers undergo background checks when purchasing them from retailers.


This PA Court Decision Could Gut The 2A :: 09/29/2020

A Pennsylvania appeals court issued a ruling on Monday that, if upheld, could upend the firearms manufacturing industry and allow for a flood of junk lawsuits designed to put gun companies out of business. On today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co, Larry Keane, the senior vice president and general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation joins me to talk about the court’s decision and why its inherently flawed analysis should be overturned by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court.


9th Circuit Panel Hears Challenge To Carry Law :: 09/25/2020

A challenge to Hawaii’s ban on the open carrying of a firearm without a license received another day in court on Thursday, as attorneys for the state and a resident challenging the law squared off in front of an en banc panel of judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case of Young vs. Hawaii is an important case when it comes to the right-to-carry, and a three judge panel on the court of appeals has already ruled that the law violates the constitutional rights of residents by requiring them to demonstrate a “justifiable need” to carry beyond the right of self-defense.


Judge Rules Zoning Rule Doesn't Violate Second Amendment :: 09/25/2020

In this day and age, it seems like everyone is out after the Second Amendment. Local, state, and federal officials all seem to be gunning for our right to keep and bear arms. No pun intended. OK, maybe a little bit intended.


Ninth Circuit Won't Re-Hear Case for Man Involuntarily Committed as a Youth :: 09/23/2020

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refused on Sept. 10 to rehear a case seeking to restore the Second Amendment rights of Duy Mai, a man who was involuntarily committed as a juvenile in 1999, despite considerable evidence of sound mental health since that time, Washington State’s willingness to restore his rights, and ardent dissents from several of the court’s judges.


Dissent Excoriates Ninth Circuit Refusal of en banc Rehearing of Second Amendment :: 09/18/2020

U.S.A.-( The recent Ninth Circuit Second Amendment case, Mai v. United States,  shows the powerful influence President Trump has had on the largest Circuit Court in the United States.


Judicial Winning: Paul Matey :: 09/18/2020

Paul Matey has worn several hats over the course of a distinguished legal career. After clerking for two federal judges, he worked at Kellogg Hansen, an elite law firm whose impressive alumni include Justice Gorsuch and Judges Andy Oldham and Julius Richardson.


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