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PA Bill Number: HB440

Title: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and for ...

Description: In criminal history record information, further providing for expungement, for petition for limited access, for clean slate limited access and f ...

Last Action: Presented to the Governor

Last Action Date: Oct 22, 2020

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Colorado Supreme Court rules failure to retreat doesn't undermine claim of self-defense at trial :: 07/01/2020

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday overturned a woman’s conviction and 96-year prison sentence for stabbing a man on a Denver RTD bus, finding that the prosecution wrongly argued the woman couldn’t have reasonably acted in self-defense because she didn’t retreat from the confrontation.

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Justices order new attempted murder trial after jury instruction dilutes self-defense standard :: 07/01/2020

The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted of attempted murder and handgun charges, finding an erroneous jury instruction diluted the standard for claiming self-defense.

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Magazine Ban Upheld By CO Supreme Court :: 06/30/2020

For some reason, anti-gunners seem to find it troubling if a firearm can carry “too many” rounds. I put that in quotes because, well, that number is completely arbitrary and varies from person to person to some degree. After all, it wasn’t all that long ago that Oregon sought to limit round capacity to just five shots.

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Stops Initiative Designed to Kill Constitutional Carry :: 06/29/2020

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- On 23 June, 2020, the Oklahoma Supreme Court dealt another blow to the efforts by  Democrat Jason Lowe and others to kill Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma.

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Woman Turns to Supreme Court to Get Her Guns Back :: 06/28/2020

In 2013, Lori Rodriguez called San Jose police to her home because her husband was having a mental health crisis and making violent threats. Seven years later, she is petitioning the Supreme Court to force the city to return her guns.

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Supreme Court Judge Questions Trump's Bump-Fire Stock Ban :: 06/25/2020

President Donald Trump hasn’t been the disaster for the Second Amendment that his 2016 Democrat challenger Hillary Clinton undoubtedly would have been. However, one anti-gun law that Trump did institute through an executive action is coming under fire by at least a few judges.

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Supreme Court tosses permitless carry repeal, greenlights recreational pot petition :: 06/25/2020

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked an initiative petition seeking to repeal the state’s permitless carry law.

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The Roberts' Supreme Court Will Not Defend The Second Amendment! :: 06/22/2020

New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- These last few weeks, the Arbalest Quarrel has been working steadfastly on analyzing the NYC gun transport case. We felt a detailed analysis necessary as we had serious doubts the Court would grant cert in any of the ten pending Second Amendment cases. The NYC case provided our best chance for a serious Court review of 2A, ten years after the McDonald decision.

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Justices Continue Long, Shameful Silence on Second Amendment :: 06/20/2020

When the Supreme Court earlier this spring dismissed a New York gun case from its docket without ruling on the merits, disappointed Second Amendment advocates still had high hopes.

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New Jersey Mag Ban Challenge Heard By Federal Appeals Court :: 06/18/2020

A challenge to New Jersey’s ban on ammunition magazines that can accept more than ten rounds had an important day in court on Tuesday, as attorneys for the state and the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs presented oral arguments before a three judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Jackson, MS Open Carry Ban :: 06/17/2020

When Jackson, Mississippi mayor Chockwe A. Lumumba instituted a temporary ban on the open carrying of firearms in the city back in April, he claimed it the move was both constitutional and necessary to stem rising violence on city streets. Lumumba believed that the state of emergency in Mississippi empowered him to enforce the week-long ban, even though the state’s  Attorney General  and the U.S. Attorney in Mississippi both publicly declared that Lumumba’s gun ban had no basis in state law.

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Thomas, Kavanaugh lament 'decade-long failure to protect the Second Amendment' :: 06/15/2020

Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanagh on Monday admonished their fellow justices for letting Second Amendment cases languish in the lower courts in a dissent to the tribunal's decision not to take up a gun rights case.

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Young Americans for Liberty to continue lawsuit against Nikki Fried :: 06/13/2020

After months of delays, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried finally pledged to reopen her state’s online application process for concealed weapons licenses in a press conference Thursday morning.

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Federal Court Rules Governor's Executive Order Violates 2nd Amendment :: 06/11/2020

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- The Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) announced today that the U.S. District Court has issued a preliminary injunction against Governor Ned Lamont and DESPP Commissioner James Rovella, finding that they are violating the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.

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20 State AG's File Brief In Support Of The Right To Carry :: 06/06/2020

A group of attorneys general from across the country have come together to back a challenge to Hawaii’s restrictive carry laws that’s currently before judges in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court has already ruled that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect a right to carry a concealed firearm, but Hawaii resident George Young is challenging a state law that requires a permit to open carry.

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FL Supreme Court Rejects Gun Ban Ballot Initiative :: 06/04/2020

A proposed ban on so-called assault weapons will not appear on the 2022 ballot in Florida, after the state supreme court issued a 4-1 decision stating that the language of the ballot initiative doesn’t meet the legal requirements to appear before voters. Organizers for the ban originally hoped to get the ballot before voters this fall, but failed to get enough signatures from Florida residents to qualify this year.

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Justice Kavanaugh: Friend or Foe to the Second Amendment? :: 05/26/2020

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail; often miscited in abbreviated form as: “Justice delayed is justice denied.” Various renditions of the quotation have come down through the ages, recited by many learned and famous men. The origin of the quotation likely came from William Penn (1644 to 1718), who asserted,To delay Justice is injustice.”

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What Will Become Of U.S. Supreme Court Heller And McDonald Precedent? :: 05/26/2020

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- Commentators and readers—pro, con, or ostensibly neutral toward the Second Amendment—presume the U.S. Supreme Court will soon take up, on review, one or more of the several pending Second Amendment cases awaiting a vote by the Court. But will they?

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10 Second Amendment Cases Scheduled for Conference Again, No Orders Yet :: 05/20/2020

U.S.A.-(AmmoLand.com)- The Supreme Court has re-listed the ten Second Amendment cases it has previously distributed for conference.  From scotusblog.com:

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School District's Fight For Armed Teachers Heads To OH Supreme Court :: 05/18/2020

Officials in an Ohio school district are appealing a decision that struck down its policy of arming volunteer, trained teachers to carry firearms in the classroom, and the decision by the Ohio Supreme Court will have an impact on dozens of districts across the state.

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