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PA Bill Number: HB1764

Title: In inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in public recreation area.

Description: In inchoate crimes, providing for the offense of possession of firearm or other dangerous weapon in public recreation area. ...

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Last Action Date: Aug 20, 2019

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South Fayette Township Municipal Building 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA


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Mother says college suspended her indefinitely over gun photo - and now she's suing :: 06/04/2019

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Castle Doctrine: DA: Pittsburgh tow truck driver who shot rival acted in self-defense :: 05/31/2019

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Federal Judge Orders Permanent Injunction Against Riverside County :: 05/25/2019

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Commonwealth Court Affirms That Pardoned Individuals Are NOT Prohibited From Purchasing and Possessing Firearms :: 05/23/2019

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California City Sued Over Mandatory Reporting Law :: 05/22/2019

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Judge Refuses to Dismiss NRA/SAF Suit Against Washington Gun Control :: 05/22/2019

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Lawyers for Hawaii Gun Carry Lawsuit File Supreme Court Brief in New York Case :: 05/16/2019

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Florida Carry Sues FDLE For Violations Of Gun Background Check Laws :: 05/14/2019

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The Second Amendment in Public Housing :: 04/16/2019

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