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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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Connecticut Court Rules Remington Can Be Sued Over Sandy Hook :: 03/14/2019

Once upon a time, a favorite tactic of the anti-gunner was to sue every gun manufacturer for every misuse of a firearm. Someone would get shot with a Smith & Wesson, then Smith & Wesson would have to worry if they were going to get sued.

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Fed. Judge Denies Mass. A.G. Request to Stall Gun Rights Lawsuit :: 03/12/2019

A U.S. District Court judge in Massachusetts has denied a request from anti-gun state Attorney General Maura Healey to delay a lawsuit challenging her efforts to stop sales of so-called “copycat assault weapons” in what amounts to a victory for the four firearms retailers involved in the lawsuit, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

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Bump Stock Case Expedited by Court of Appeals in DC :: 03/09/2019

U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- The appeal by the Plaintiffs against the BATFE in the bump stock ruling has been expedited.  The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered the parties to submit briefs by March 4th of 2019. That is extraordinarily fast by U.S. appeals court standards.

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What's really at stake in the Supreme Court's new gun case :: 03/07/2019

When the Supreme Court agreed to hear N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Assn’ v. The City of New York (N.Y. Rifle & Pistol) in late January, it broke a decade-long reticence on the Second Amendment. The case, a challenge to a New York City law restricting the transportation of handguns, isn’t the minor issue it may seem at first glance. Indeed, N.Y. Rifle & Pistol is much more than a case about a dumb city law—it will set the future of how all Second Amendment cases are decided in this country.

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SAF Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Second Amendment Enforcement Practices :: 02/27/2019

BELLEVUE, WA — The Second Amendment Foundation today filed suit in federal district court seeking to have federal and state laws preventing persons who, at one time in their lives, were subject to a mental health “hold” on the exercise of their Second Amendment rights overturned on the grounds that the way those laws and regulations are enforced are in violation of the Constitution.

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Stay in Gun Case against Hawaii Reminiscent of King Quote on Justice Delayed :: 02/23/2019

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A motion for reconsideration was filed Thursday by plaintiff attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen D. Stamboulieh in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the case of Young v. Hawaii. That case challenges Hawaii statutes regulating carry permits – and lack thereof – on Second Amendment grounds, as plaintiff George Young, denied a concealed carry permit, was also denied the right to carry openly.

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Supreme Court signals interest in New Jersey concealed carry challenge :: 02/20/2019

The nation’s high court on Tuesday took a step to show they aim to weigh the merits of a challenge to New Jersey’s strict “may issue” concealed carry laws.

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U.S. appeals court to revisit open carrying of guns :: 02/11/2019

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court has decided to reconsider its recent decision that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to openly carry guns in self-defense.

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Lawsuit Filed To Block NJ's Attempt To Criminalize Gun File Sharing :: 02/09/2019

The courts have routinely found that data equals a kind of speech. As a result, that speech should be protected like any other speech. In other words, it should be free.

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Editorial: California's tough gun laws to face US Supreme Court test :: 02/08/2019

California is seriously tough on gun safety, piling up 109 state restrictions and rules over the decades. Gov. Gavin Newsom came to office proclaiming he’ll enhance that record and eager gun control forces are urging him on with a batch of suggested bills.

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California's ban on all new pistol models: Supreme Court amicus brief :: 02/07/2019

Can a state ban all new handguns? According to a 2-1 panel of the Ninth Circuit, the answer is yes. A pending cert. petition asks the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the question. I filed an amicus brief in support of petition, on behalf of professors (including VC's Randy Barnett) who teach Second Amendment law, and also on behalf of several civil rights organizations (the Independence Institute, where I work; the Millennial Policy Center; and Mountain States Legal Foundation).

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The Gun Grenade in the Hands of the Supreme Court :: 02/07/2019

The Supreme Court rolled a grenade into constitutional jurisprudence and the world of public safety in 2008 when it held in Heller v. District of Columbia, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), that the Second Amendment entitles individuals to possess handguns in their homes. Eleven years later, that grenade has yet to detonate because since Heller, the court has not decided a single case about whether the Second Amendment right extends further, and the lower courts consistently have rejected attempts to expand the right.

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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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