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PA Bill Number: HR604

Title: Declaring gun violence a social epidemic that requires immediate action and condemning the National Rifle Association's increasingly extreme and ...

Description: Declaring gun violence a social epidemic that requires immediate action and condemning the National Rifle Association's increasingly extreme and ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Nov 14, 2019

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Gun owner awaits IL Supreme Court :: 10/03/2019

One White County resident’s challenge to Illinois state law being heard by the state Supreme Court could alter the circumstances under which a FOID card is required for gun owners.

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What's At Stake In The Guns Case At The Supreme Court? :: 09/27/2019

Dave Hardy, an attorney in private practice in Arizona, thinks this is the term when the Supreme Court finally decides whether a constitutional right to carry a firearm extends beyond the front door.

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U.S. Supreme Court Schedules New York Second Amendment Case For Argument :: 09/24/2019

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a Second Amendment challenge to a gun control law for the first time in nearly 10 years. The case arose from a New York City regulation that banned city residents with “premises” handgun licenses from taking their own legally-owned firearms outside Gotham for lawful purposes. The city defended the law all the way to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, insisting it was essential to public safety. But ever since the Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal of that decision, city and state officials in New York have been running scared, desperately maneuvering to convince the justices to dismiss it.

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NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration :: 09/10/2019

The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization."

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Pro-Gun Forces Make Stand With Remington In Sandy Hook Case :: 09/06/2019

Anti-gun activists have lamented their inability to hold gun companies accountable for the actions of private parties for years. A favorite tactic in days gone by was to argue that companies like Smith & Wesson and Ruger were responsible for criminal actions undertaken by private citizens who were misusing those companies’ products. It was somehow their fault that someone used a gun to shoot another person.

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Federal appeals court upholds assault weapons ban in Chicago :: 08/31/2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court Thursday upheld an assault weapons ban that covers Chicago and the rest of Cook County, Illinois, saying guns rights advocates provided no compelling reason why it should diverge from a previous ruling upholding a similar ban in a Chicago suburb.

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Montana Supreme Court Deals Gun Control Advocates A Legal Defeat :: 08/28/2019

Gun control groups hoping to pass more local gun control laws in Montana were dealt a setback by the state Supreme Court this week when their challenge to the language of a ballot referendum was rejected by the state’s high court.

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Army reservist was charged for shooting tire of truck she believed would run her over. A jury acquitted her in 40 minutes :: 08/24/2019

MARTINEZ — Schitara Page was working the night shift at her security guard job last Dec. 18, when she caught two shoplifters in the act. One punched her in the face and threw lemons at her as she followed them into the parking lot, she would later recall.

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A Michigan Court Case Shows the Right of Armed Self-Defense Is Broader Than You Might Think :: 08/23/2019

Brandishing a weapon without firing it is sometimes the appropriate response to a threat.

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Supreme Court May Hear Case That Could Leave The 2A In Disarray :: 08/05/2019

North Carolina-based Remington Arms has asked the Supreme Court to decide, once and for all, if gun manufacturers should be held responsible for crimes committed with their product. Remington has been in a drawn out legal battle with a survivor and families of the Sandy Hook shooting that took place in Sandy Hook, Connecticut in 2012. The gunman used a Bushmaster XM15-E2S, commonly referred to as an AR-15, to carry out his attack that left 26 dead, including 20 children and seven adults. One of the victims was his mother.

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Judge dismisses challenge to rule banning firearms at House :: 08/03/2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to reverse a rule banning firearms inside Representatives Hall in the New Hampshire Statehouse.

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Florida AG's To Appeal Anti-Gun Ruling, Not All Officials Happy With That :: 08/01/2019

When a Florida judge decided that preemption laws should amount to nothing more than a strong suggestion, he went against the bulk of the Florida state government’s official position on the subject.

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Judge upholds New Jersey limit on gun ammunition :: 07/31/2019

TRENTON, New Jersey -- A federal judge on Monday upheld New Jersey's law that lowers the number of bullets a gun can hold, dismissing a lawsuit filed by a gun rights group.

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Gun rights group seeks to overturn Maryland's concealed carry laws in court :: 07/29/2019

A gun rights advocacy group is challenging Maryland’s concealed carry gun laws in a lawsuit filed against the state’s Handgun Permit Review Board.

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Conservatives, How Much Longer Are You Willing To Play The Judicial Supremacist Game? :: 07/26/2019

The blunt reality is that unless and until President Donald Trump openly defies a lawless court order — ideally one that takes the form of an unconstitutional "nationwide injunction" — and thus strikes a grievous, Lincoln-esque blow against the constitutionally fallacious soft tyranny of judicial supremacy, nothing else that happens in our politics will ever matter.

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Federal Court: Semi-autos indistinguishable from M-16s :: 07/26/2019

A federal judge this week upheld California’s ban on many popular semi-auto firearms, saying they were “essentially indistinguishable from M-16s.”

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Firearms Ban Covering U.S. Capitol Grounds Upheld on Appeal :: 07/20/2019

The firearms ban covering U.S. Capitol grounds doesn’t violate due process or the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.

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A New Gun Control Law In Illinois Leads To An Even Newer Lawsuit :: 07/18/2019

Well that didn’t take long.  Yesterday the new law requiring gun shops in Illinois get licensed by the state went into effect, but as it turns out, a few hours beforehand a lawsuit was filed challenging the newly enacted statute.  The litigation, brought by the Illinois State Rifle Association and several members who are gun store owners, makes the argument that the Firearms Dealer License Certification Act violates the state’s constitution as well as the state’s Administrative Procedures Act.

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PA Supreme Court - PSP Must Prove Firearm Moved in Interstate Commerce to Deny Individual under Federal Law :: 07/18/2019

In a surprising and unanimous decision issued yesterday in Navarro v. Pennsylvania State Police, 72 MAP 2018, 2019 WL 3209478, at *1 (Pa. July 17, 2019) – continuing a line of decisions from the Court where it has breathed new life into constitutional rights – the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that for the Pennsylvania State Police (“PSP”) to deny an individual pursuant to an alleged federal firearms disability, the PSP must prove, in addition to the person being prohibited under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), that the firearm moved in interstate commerce.

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PA SUPREME COURT – PSP MUST PROVE FIREARM MOVED IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE TO DENY INDIVIDUAL UNDER FEDERAL LAW :: 07/18/2019

In a surprising and unanimous decision issued yesterday in Navarro v. Pennsylvania State Police, 72 MAP 2018, 2019 WL 3209478, at *1 (Pa. July 17, 2019) – continuing a line of decisions from the Court where it has breathed new life into constitutional rights – the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that for the Pennsylvania State Police (“PSP”) to deny an individual pursuant to an alleged federal firearms disability, the PSP must prove, in addition to the person being prohibited under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), that the firearm moved in interstate commerce.

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