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PA Bill Number: SB581

Title: Providing for maximum contaminant levels.

Description: An Act amending the act of May 1, 1984 (P.L.206, No.43), known as the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water Act, providing for maximum contaminant levels.

Last Action: Referred to ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY

Last Action Date: Apr 22, 2019

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Legal News

Federal Court Rules Firearms Prohibition Against an Individual for a Misdemeanor Conviction Under Vehicle Code is Unconstitutional :: 02/04/2019

Today, Joshua Prince and myself secured another victory for Second Amendment jurisprudence in Miller v. Sessions, et al., 2:17-cv-02627 in an issue of first impression across the United States. Judge Eduardo Robreno of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled in a 25 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional, as-applied to Mr. Miller, to prevent him from exercising his Second Amendment right as a result of a 1998 misdemeanor conviction under the vehicle code – specifically, the alteration of a PennDOT window tint exemption form.

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23 States back concealed carry lawsuit to Supreme Court :: 02/01/2019

A group of states are encouraging the highest court in the land to take up the case of a New Jersey man who just wants to get a carry permit but can’t due to the Garden State’s “may issue” laws.

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Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years :: 01/22/2019

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2019) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.

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District court rules Austin City Hall gun ban against the law :: 01/18/2019

Just hours after a Travis County district court ruled Austin could not ban guns inside City Hall, Michael Cargill walked into the building, handgun on waist.

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SCOTUS declines to take gun rights case that also challenged Whitaker appointment as acting AG :: 01/16/2019

Matthew Whitaker, acting U.S. attorney general, speaks during the Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. 

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Law Barring Illegal Aliens From Having Guns Is Constitutional :: 01/10/2019

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday joined five of other circuits in rejecting a Second Amendment challenge to a federal law prohibiting unlawful aliens from possessing firearms, though it did so without making a definitive determination as to whether such persons are covered by the amendment.

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The Supreme Court's Impact on the Second Amendment :: 01/02/2019

The Second Amendment is one of most fundamental provisions of the Bill of Rights, and one of the most fiercely debated. Since it was first put to paper, legal scholars, gun owners and anti-gun activists have engaged in an endless discussion over the meaning and scope of the Second Amendment, and for most of that time, gun owners have been on the losing side of the argument.

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CGF Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review in Constitutional Challenge to California's Handgun Roster, Microstamping Laws :: 12/29/2018

Washington D.C., Dec. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, attorneys Alan Gura and Donald Kilmer filed a petition for Supreme Court review in a federal Second and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit challenging the State of California’s handgun roster and “microstamping” laws. The Calguns Foundation, an institutional plaintiff in the case, is joined by Second Amendment Foundation and four individuals. A copy of the petition for certiorari can be found at https://www.calgunsfoundation.org/pena.

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Calif. denying citizens' gun rights? :: 12/28/2018

A pro-gun rights organization is joining in a lawsuit against the State of California for preventing individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights.The Second Amendment Rights Foundation is joining Firearms Policy Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, the Madison Society Foundation and the Calguns Foundation in supporting individual plaintiffs Paul McKinley Stewart and Chad Linton, who contend that their non-violent felony convictions years ago have been set aside or vacated, yet the State of California refuses to allow them to purchase firearms.

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Gun Groups Sue California Over Rights Restoration Refusal :: 12/21/2018

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation and four other rights groups have joined in a lawsuit against the State of California for preventing individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

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NY Court: A Gun Permit Doesn't Equal Reasonable Cause :: 12/21/2018

If you’re a concealed carrier from a pro-gun state, the idea of traveling to an anti-gun state like New York or New Jersey can be concerning. For many, it’s just easier to leave the gun at home than to try to navigate the Byzantine and draconian gun laws these states have on the books.

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Court Rules Katie Couric's Deception Real, But Not Defamation :: 12/17/2018

When Katie Couric released her anti-gun “documentary,” it made some people furious. Couric had a reputation as a serious journalist, one that gained her access to gun rights activists that a partisan hack like Michael Moore wouldn’t get.

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Court Rules Second Amendment Protects Nunchucks :: 12/17/2018

As a child of the 1980s, martial arts films were all the rage. Every other movie seemed to feature “ninja” in the title or something like that. As a result, almost every male of my generation grew up knowing martial arts weapons by name. Especially for kids who were too young to own firearms, martial arts weapons were something we could probably get and feel a little safer.

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Fourth Circuit Rejects Libel Claims over Misleading Edits in Katie Couric's Under the Gun :: 12/17/2018

The "questionable" "editing choices," the court said, weren't sufficiently injurious to reputation to qualify as libelous (whether or not they conveyed a false message).

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SCOTUS Agrees To Hear Case That May Ultimately Undermine ATF :: 12/11/2018

One of the biggest problems with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) isn’t that it enforces the law. I mean, it exists explicitly for that purpose, so that’s kind of what it’s supposed to be doing.

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Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions :: 12/08/2018

Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice.

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A Powerful Dissent Charges Judges Who Casually Uphold Magazine Restrictions With Disrespecting the Second Amendment :: 12/07/2018

Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals Court for the 3rd Circuit upheld New Jersey's 10-round limit on gun magazines, echoing five other federal appeals courts that have found such laws to be consistent with the Second Amendment. "New Jersey's law reasonably fits the State's interest in public safety and does not unconstitutionally burden the Second Amendment's right to self-defense in the home," Judge Patty Shwartz concludes in an opinion joined by Judge Joseph Greenaway.

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Appeals Court Confirms Preemption Applies To Arena Authority :: 12/05/2018

The great thing about preemption is that it means there’s not some patchwork of laws all over the state. It means that if you do something that’s legal in one part of the state, then travel to another part of the state, you’re still golden. Believe me, that matters.

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U.S. Supreme Court Urged to Consider NYC Second Amendment Lawsuit :: 12/04/2018

Attorneys General from 15 states and two governors signed a legal brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in a federal lawsuit challenging a New York City ordinance restricting the transportation of firearms in the city.

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Pro-Gun Organization Petitions SCOTUS to Hear a Case Regarding Handguns. Here Are The Details. :: 11/27/2018

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has petitioned the Supreme Court to review its case, Mance v. Whitaker, challenging the long-standing ban on interstate handgun sales to law-abiding citizens from other states.

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