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PA Bill Number: HB1188

Title: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods.

Description: In hunting and furtaking, further providing for unlawful devices and methods. ...

Last Action: Act No. 41

Last Action Date: Jul 1, 2020

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OH Appeals Court Nixes Armed School Staff :: 04/10/2020

Schools have been ordered closed by Gov. Mike DeWine until at least mid-May, and it’s likely that students won’t be heading back to class until the fall, but when they do there could be some big changes in store for districts that have adopted policies allowing for volunteer, vetted, and trained teachers and staff to carry firearms as a first line of defense for students in case of an active shooter on school grounds.

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes Another 2A Case To Conference :: 04/09/2020

We’re still waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. NYC, but in the meantime, justices will be considering another Second Amendment-related case in conference later this month. Rodriguez v. San Jose is a case out of California, and the issue before the court is whether or not a woman’s Second Amendment rights were violated when police seized her firearms and refused to return them, because they believed her husband to be a danger to himself or others.

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Judge: California Gun Store Closures Do Not Infringe Rights of Ordinary People :: 04/08/2020

United States District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. ruled on Monday afternoon that the closure of gun stores resulting from California Governor Gavin Newsom’s (D) executive order does not infringe the rights of “ordinary people.”

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Federal Judge OKs California Gun Store Shutdowns :: 04/03/2020

One of the more common battles being fought on behalf of the Second Amendment involves protecting gun stores from closure. While many states, even anti-gun states, have opted to allow them to remain open, not all of them have. One prominent example is California.

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Illinois Supreme Court remands White County case that found FOID card unconstitutional :: 04/03/2020

(The Center Square) – It’s back to the circuit court with an Illinois Supreme Court case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s Firearm Owners Identification card.

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Ninth Circuit Panel Skeptical About California Ban on Big Gun Magazines :: 04/03/2020

(CN) -- Posing hypothetical questions about the “slippery slope” California’s voter-approved ban on gun magazines with over 10 rounds of ammunition could have on gun owners’ rights, the Ninth Circuit considered Thursday whether Proposition 63 was unconstitutional.

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Coalition Of 2A Groups Launch Massive Lawsuit Over Gun Store Closures :: 04/01/2020

Just a day after Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva backed off his decision to shutter gun stores in his jurisdiction, a coalition of Second Amendment organizations, including the NRA, Second Amendment Foundation, and Firearms Policy Coalition have filed a major lawsuit against several other California cities and counties over similar orders forcing gun stores to shut down for an undefined period of time during the current coronavirus pandemic.

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Houston Man Is First to Be Charged Under Bump Stock Ban, Officials Believe :: 03/28/2020

Ajay Dhingra drew the authorities’ focus after he sent an email asking former President George W. Bush to “send one of your boys to come murder me,” records show.

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Gun dealer sues over Athens-Clarke shelter-in-place ordinance :: 03/26/2020

An Athens gun store owner is suing the Athens-Clarke County government over its emergency shelter-in-place ordinance, calling it “an abuse of police power.”

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Lawsuits Over Anti-Gun Orders Growing Almost As Fast As Coronavirus Cases :: 03/26/2020

Okay, perhaps the headline is a little hyperbolic, but it really is good to see a growing number of lawsuits being filed over the closures of gun stores and the suspension of some gun licensing requirements around the country.

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SAF Sues N.J. Governor, State Police Supt. Over Deprivation of Rights :: 03/24/2020

In a move that could have national implications as various state governors issue emergency orders relating to COVID-19 Coronavirus shutdowns, the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against New Jersey Gov. Philip Murphy and State Police Supt. Patrick J. Callahan, alleging deprivation of rights under color of law for ordering the closure of firearms stores, and shutting off the state background check mechanism.

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Jersey Gun Owner Pursuing Civil Suit as Prosecutor Drops All Charges :: 03/19/2020

The New Jersey man who was arrested for illegally carrying a gun despite having a valid permit is exploring legal action against authorities after charges were dropped on Friday.

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SAF Challenges Connecticut Magazine Limit in Federal Lawsuit :: 03/13/2020

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit in Connecticut, challenging that state’s seven-year-old ban on so-called “high capacity magazines,” contending that the prohibition only punishes honest gun owners and hasn’t prevented any crimes.

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Oregon Supreme Court Requires Changes to Dangerous Infringement Referendum :: 03/09/2020

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- On March 5, 2020, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled the dangerous referendum to require guns to be locked up, and to bypass ordinary protections of tort law where firearms are concerned, had a ballot title caption and “yes” result which did not comply with state law. From justia.com:

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Philly's Lost or Stolen Ordinance Challenged In Court :: 03/06/2020

A local law requiring gun owners to report any firearm that is lost or stolen to police within 24 hours is being challenged in a Philadelphia case involving a man whose gun was found in a traffic stop back in 2018. Rashad Armstrong told police his firearm had gone missing about a month before it was discovered in a vehicle in Lancaster, Pennsylvania along with drugs. Prosecutors in Philadelphia used the local “lost and stolen” ordinance for the first time since it was put on the books in 2008, but Armstrong’s attorneys are arguing in court that the city doesn’t have the authority to enforce its local law.

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Supreme Court won't hear challenge to ban on bump stocks :: 03/02/2020

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court refused Monday to consider a challenge to the Trump administration's ban on bump stocks, a rapid-fire device used in the 2017 mass killing of 59 people gunned down in Las Vegas.

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Bill would let gun permit holders sue if hurt in a store that bans them from legally carrying :: 03/01/2020

Minnesota – It’s safe to say most people have ventured into a store or restaurant where there’s a visible sign stating “No Firearms Allowed on Premises” (or something to that effect).

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Do guns and drinks mix at home? Court hearing man's case :: 02/27/2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Having a few too many drinks at home shouldn’t make handling one’s own firearm illegal, according to an Ohio man challenging his arrest on a charge of possessing a weapon while intoxicated.

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SAF Seeks Record SCOTUS Review of Fourth Gun Rights Case :: 02/25/2020

The Second Amendment Foundation just set a record for being a gun rights organization with the most cases seeking review from the Supreme Court of the United States at any other time, and one of those cases even has its sister organization, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, as a plaintiff.

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Students Sue For Right To Wear Pro-2A T-Shirts :: 02/24/2020

Three Wisconsin high school students are suing taking school administrators to court after they were told to cover up their shirts that had images of a gun on them.

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