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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

Lawsuit: Medical marijuana users should retain Second Amendment rights :: 11/22/2018

The disconnect between state and federal laws regarding marijuana use continues to cause headaches in our courts. We previously saw cases where people were being denied jobs after failing a drug screening test even though they informed their prospective employer they had a medical marijuana prescription. (One woman in Connecticut actually prevailed in court on that issue, but still failed to get her job back.)

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NJ Gun Owners File Suit Over Magazine Capacity Limit :: 11/21/2018

New Jersey seems to go out of its way to screw over gun owners, especially when it comes to ammunition.

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Pa Supreme Court agrees to hear case over donor names and Harrisburg's legal defense fund for gun lawsuits :: 11/21/2018

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh in on whether the city of Harrisburg must disclose the names and addresses of people who donated money to help the city defend its gun ordinances.

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Retailers Continue To Be Sued Over Misused Firearms :: 11/21/2018

Gun control activists have long claimed that suing those who make and sell firearms is a viable tactic, that it’s somehow just to blame them for what someone else has done. It was so bad that Congress took action, passing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to curtail that brand of nonsense.

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Killing You Softly with His Words - Judge Approves Seattle Gun Storage Law :: 11/20/2018

A judge in Washington State wants us to lock up our guns. That sounds like it could be a good idea, but facts matter when it comes to self-defense. Most of these untested “gun-safety” ideas actually make things worse rather than better. The goal is to save lives, and it isn’t easy.

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Judge Blocks 'Security Fee' For Pro-Gun Speaker At Kent State :: 11/17/2018

Kaitlyn Bennett made her name by walking through the campus with an AR strapped to her back. Her point was that just days before, as a student at Kent State, what she was doing was illegal. However, since she had graduated the day before, suddenly her act was perfectly legal.

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Washington's I-1639 :: 11/16/2018

The midterm elections garnered most of the press attention earlier this month, but for gun rights advocates, a Washington state ballot initiative was of equal importance. I-1639 sought to sweep in a whole slew of gun control laws and, unfortunately, it passed. That means gun owners in the state are stuck with the ramifications of this law and, to make matters worse, there’s no one to vote out over this.

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Wisconsin high school can't ban student's gun-themed T-shirts, federal judge rules :: 11/13/2018

A federal judge has ordered a Wisconsin high school to allow a student to wear his gun-themed T-shirts to class.  

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Firearm restrictions in Boston and Brookline don't violate Second Amendment, appeals court says :: 11/05/2018

Restrictive firearms rules in Boston and Brookline are constitutional and do not infringe on the Second Amendment's right to bear arms, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit said in a decision.

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The Supreme Court is refusing a new invitation to rule on gun rights in California :: 11/05/2018

In this June 26, 2008 file photo, pro-rights gun supporters hold up banners outside the Supreme Court in Washington after the court ruled that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense. Jose Luis Magana, File/AP Photo

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NYC Knife Case Headed To Supreme Court :: 11/04/2018

If there is a group that gun folks can easily find common cause with, it’s the knife rights crowd. After all, the right to keep and bear arms isn’t exclusively talking about guns, but any kind of “arms.”

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It's Unconstitutional: UVA Student Files Lawsuit Challenging Handgun Purchase Law :: 10/27/2018

It’s the law. You can buy rifles and shotguns at 18, but for a handgun—it’s 21. It’s the same across most states. In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last February, some states—like Vermont and Florida—have increased the age limit for all gun sales to 21 years of age. The shooting, which left 17 people dead, spurred another intense wave of anti-gun activism, which as been mostly beaten back.  Yet, the anti-gun movement did score some wins with these pieces of legislation, which effectively deprived law-abiding adults the right to bear arms. It’s unconstitutional and yes—that provision in Florida’s law has been challenged, though it’s a lawsuit that’s most likely going to take years to resolve. 

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Ammo Manufacturer Sues Dick's Sporting Goods For Breach Of Contract :: 10/26/2018

While most people try to be good people, many of us fall very short of what we hope to be. I am no exception in that regard, but I’ll admit that there are times that I don’t even try. That’s especially true when I experience the sensation the Germans call “schadenfreude.”

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Cops settle case over SWAT raid on innocent man :: 10/20/2018

Police in Virginia have agreed to settle a civil-rights lawsuit in which they were accused of blockading an innocent man in his truck and smashing his vehicle to cuff him and place him in a detention unit on a 72-hour, mental-health hold.

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Federal court finds for worker fired by company after keeping gun in vehicle :: 10/16/2018

A federal appeals court last week sided with a power company worker who had been terminated after a gun was found in his personal vehicle at work.

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Delaware Judge Shoots Down Anti-Gun Regulations For Parks :: 10/12/2018

Parks are places that most folks wouldn’t think of as being a battleground. I don’t mean a literal one, generally, but they are battlegrounds. I’ve seen plenty of battles fought over the right to keep and bear arms in various parks throughout the nation.

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Gun shop, online retailer agree to pay settlement over Oregon murder :: 10/12/2018

A lawsuit backed by gun control group the Brady Campaign produced a settlement in a case filed by the survivors of a woman against the gun dealers who sold her murder weapon.

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Judge Sues School For Defamation Stemming From Student Gun Protests :: 10/11/2018

While we all agree we don’t want our schools to become killing grounds, many of us would rather they not become battlegrounds at all. In theory, our schools are supposed to educate our children and nothing else.

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Former Portsmouth, VA City Employee Sues, Claiming Violation Of 2A Rights :: 10/09/2018

If you’re unable to carry a firearm at work, but you have a permit and believe in carrying a gun everywhere else, what are you supposed to do? For many of us, we secure the firearm in our vehicle and go about our day, then put on the gun when we knock off for the day. After all, bad things can happen on the way to and from work.

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New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Magazine Ban :: 10/08/2018

Magazine bans are a favorite cause of the left. It’s convinced that if you can only have so many rounds, bad people will suddenly become good and noble creatures. Alright, maybe not quite that, but they do think that a magazine ban will somehow have an impact on crime.

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