PA Bill Number: HB283
Title: In the Secretary of the Commonwealth, providing for public meetings on proposed ballot questions.
Description: In the Secretary of the Commonwealth, providing for public meetings on proposed ballot questions. ...
Last Action: Re-committed to RULES
Last Action Date: Sep 22, 2023
Philadelphia 'Ghost Gun' Ban Blocked by State Court :: 01/07/2022
Homemade firearm enthusiasts in the City of Brotherly Love were just handed a temporary victory.
NRA Files Suit Over Law Disclosing Gun Owners' Personal Information :: 01/06/2022
A California law requiring the release of gun owners’ personal identifying information for use in research is facing its first legal challenge.
Court Stays California Mag Ban Ruling :: 12/24/2021
We recently informed you about an unfortunate 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that California’s magazine capacity law doesn’t infringe on the Second Amendment rights of the state’s law-abiding gun owners.
Officer found guilty of manslaughter in Daunte Wright case :: 12/24/2021
The death of Daunte Wright was an awful tragedy. Yes, there were warrants out for his arrest, but that doesn’t change the fact that he was shot when Officer Kim Potter meant to use her taser.
SCOTUS asked to accept New Jersey "Red Flag" gun case :: 12/21/2021
The Supreme Court is going to get a chance to weigh in on “red flag” firearm seizure laws thanks to a case out of New Jersey that left a man permanently prohibited from possessing a gun after what was supposed to be a temporary seizing of his firearms for “safekeeping.”
Firearms Policy Coalition Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Maryland's 'Assault Weapons' Ban :: 12/17/2021
From the Firearms Policy Coalition . . .
Gun Industry Takes Aim at New York's Attempt to Side Step Federal Liability Protections :: 12/16/2021
The first major test of New York’s latest attempt to circumvent firearms industry legal protection is underway.
Nevada Judge Strikes Sections of State 'Ghost Gun' Ban :: 12/15/2021
Nevada’s attempt to prohibit “ghost guns” suffered a major setback following a state district court decision filed Friday.
2021 Heller Second Amendment Lawsuit Against District of Columbia :: 12/14/2021
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On September 8, 2021, Dick Anthony Heller, his associates and attorneys, filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia for their infringements on Second Amendment rights by banning the individual manufacture of firearms. It has a good chance of restoring some Second Amendment rights because the District of Columbia has been very hostile to the Second Amendment since it was given a large amount of self-rule in 1976. From the lawsuit:
BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Panel Upholds ATF's Bump Stock Ban :: 12/14/2021
A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court’s ruling that affirmed the ATF’s classification of bump stocks as the functional equivalent of machine guns under the National Firearms Act.
No, The SCOTUS Ruling On Abortion Doesn't Affect California Gun Laws :: 12/14/2021
You would never know it from the reaction of President Joe Biden and Gov. Gavin Newsom, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday about the Texas abortion case didn’t overturn Roe v. Wade. It dealt with arcane legal precedent over who can sue and be sued – what is called “standing” – and the constitutionality of Texas’ law is far from settled. On Saturday, hopefully because Newsom hadn’t yet read or understood the decision, he announced he would now use the ruling to help Californians enforce gun control laws.
Nevada Supreme Court Rules Gun Makers Aren't Responsible For Las Vegas :: 12/04/2021
The Las Vegas shooting was absolutely horrific. It was haunting for me and I just wrote about it from the opposite side of the country. I can only imagine what it must have been like for those who endured it.
Ninth Circuit En Banc Panel: CA can Ban Magazines over 10 Rounds :: 12/02/2021
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed the three-judge panel decision in Duncan v. Becerra, the ban on magazines that hold over 10 rounds. The opinion was released on November 30, 2021.
Unlawful Firearm Possession Charge Overturned :: 12/02/2021
The spectrum of opinions on who may or may not be able to possess firearms is broad. One camp might say everyone has a right to arms, period. Another camp might say that no one should be able to have arms of any type, period. In between these diametrically opposite ideals lies federal and state disqualifiers for the possession of firearms.
Gunmakers Ask Judge To Toss $10B Lawsuit Filed By Mexican Government :: 11/23/2021
Earlier this year, the government of Mexico filed a $10-billion lawsuit against several (but not all) of the major gun manufacturers in the United States, accusing them of intentionally arming drug cartels south of the border and turning a blind eye to the widespread violence inflicted by the cartels and their illicitly-obtained firearms. The Mexican government has received an assist in the form of legal assistance from American gun control supporters, who view the lawsuit as an avenue to bankrupt some of the biggest names in the firearms industry (or at least force them to pay out big money in their defense).
Heller Wins Again, DC To Exorcise Its Ghost Gun Ban :: 11/22/2021
If you’re reading this, the name Dick Heller should be in your memory bank. If you don’t quite know who Dick Heller is, to bring you up to speed, he’s the lead plaintiff from the 2008 challenge to Washington, DC’s ban on handguns. When people talk about “The Heller” decision, that’s the one that’s being discussed. Well, Dick did not stop fighting for freedoms in 2008 and recently a case coined “Heller 4” has bared some fruit. In September of 2021 Heller filed a challenge against DC’s 2020 ban on so-called ghost guns as well as an older prohibition on building one’s own firearms. The law included a very broad definition of “ghost gun”.
Illinois Supreme Court upholds Deerfield’s assault weapons ban in divided ruling :: 11/21/2021
The Illinois Supreme Court, in a split ruling, upheld the Village of Deerfield’s ordinance banning assault weapons, which allows fines of $250-$1,000 a day for violators.
Wisconsin Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Armslist :: 11/13/2021
Armslist is a website for people buying and selling firearms. All parties are required to follow all applicable federal, state, and local laws, they just facilitate the meeting. It’s not any different than someone who knows a person selling a gun and another person interested in buying said gun and simply arranging a meeting.
FPC Sues Texas to Strike Down Ban on Handgun Carry for Adults Under 21 Years of Age :: 11/10/2021
DALLAS, TX (November 9, 2021) — Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) today filed a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas seeking to restore the right to carry arms in public for adults under 21 years of age. Defendants in the case include Steven McCraw, Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The lawsuit seeks a declaration finding the Texas carry ban as to adults under age 21 unconstitutional, an injunction, and attorney’s fees and costs. The complaint for Andrews v. McCraw can be found at FPCLegal.org.
Madison County state’s attorney urges Illinois Supreme Court to overturn FOID law Republican state senator discusses her views on Illinois' FOID bill :: 11/10/2021
State Sen. Terri Bryant, a Republican from Murphysboro and gun rights advocate, said her office continues to field multiple complaints from constituents daily. By Belleville News-Democrat
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