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PA Bill Number: HB2744

Title: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, further ...

Description: In general provisions, further providing for definitions; in inchoate crimes, further providing for prohibited offensive weapons; in assault, furth ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Oct 18, 2018

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Lawsuit to allow unlocked guns in foster homes will proceed :: 08/21/2018

A lawsuit filed in a Michigan federal court last year challenging a state policy mandating foster parents store guns locked and unloaded will proceed, according to documents filed last week. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney sided with William and Jill Johnson, residents of Ontonagon — a village bordering Lake Superior on Michigan’s upper peninsula — who claim the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services threatened to revoke their foster parent license if they didn’t comply.

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Gun Groups Seek Preliminary Injunction In California Case :: 08/18/2018

BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Attorneys for the Second Amendment Foundation and three other advocacy groups have filed an amended complaint against California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent enforcement of a new law restricting possession of so-called “bullet button assault weapons” because of a problem with the registration system during the week prior to the deadline.

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Man acquitted of double murder sues for false imprisonment :: 08/18/2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Surveillance video of a 2017 shooting is now at the core of a federal lawsuit against the Albuquerque Police Department.

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Courts Smack Down Challenge Of Georgia's Campus Carry Law :: 08/17/2018

School campuses have been gun-free zones in most states for years now. Despite that status–or because of it–college campuses have been the target of shootings more than once. It seems that gun-free status doesn’t stop attacks from happening, it just disarms people who might be able to prevent them.

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Lawsuit Filed Over MA Attorney General's 'Assault Weapon' Expansion :: 08/17/2018

The attorney general of a state is supposed to uphold the laws of that state. Their purpose isn’t to create anything, only to enforce the laws on the books to the best of their ability. It doesn’t even matter whether they agree with the law in most cases. They’re supposed to deal with what’s there, not what they wish was there.

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Fulton judge denies Georgia campus carry injunction request :: 08/15/2018

A Fulton County judge has denied an injunction request by six Georgia professors to prohibit the state’s contentious campus carry law, which allows licensed gun owners to carry a firearm on some parts of public college campuses.

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Jury Finds Georgia Felon Has Right to Self Defense :: 08/13/2018

Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- – On 5 November, 2014, Demarco M. Williams shot and killed Javarious Walthour. Williams was 26, Walthour was 20. Williams had been convicted of fleeing in 2008, when he was 20. Demarco Williams chose to go to a jury trial rather than plead to a lesser charge.

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Ninth Circuit Panel Rules CA Unsafe Handgun Act not Covered by Second Amendment :: 08/10/2018

A three judge panel in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the restrictions of the California Unsafe Handgun Act (UHA) do not violate the Second Amendment.  In circular reasoning, the opinion posits the UHA restrictions do not restrict behavior protected by the Second Amendment. They then apply the least restrictive Constitutional test to determine if the behavior is protected. Unsurprisingly, they find that it is not.

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Brady sues Cabela's over sale of black powder gun to felon later used in murder :: 08/09/2018

The national gun control group is backing a lawsuit against the big box retailer over the sale of a replica muzzleloader to a felon who later used it to kill an Ohio man. The Brady Campaign, representing the family of slain 21-year-old Bryan Galliher, filed the action against Cabela’s in the Common Pleas Court of Wayne County on Tuesday.

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Federal court upholds Cook County 'assault weapon' ban :: 08/08/2018

A legal challenge to gun restrictions in the second-most populous county in the nation was beaten back in a federal court last week.

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Motorcyclist sues county after detective confronted him with gun (VIDEO) :: 08/08/2018

A controversial traffic stop by an armed plainclothed detective has garnered a federal lawsuit filed by the motorist who says he was victimized by a poorly trained lawman with little oversight.

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U.S. 9th Circuit rules against 2 California pro-gun appeals :: 08/06/2018

On Friday, the West Coast federal appeals court torpedoed a pair of legal challenges to California’s handgun microstamping law and a carve-out of gun free zones for retired police. The microstamping mandate, part of California’s Unsafe Handgun Act contested before a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last March, was upheld by the court in a 2-1 decision in the case of Pena v. Lindley.

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Dem. Attorneys General Sue Trump Admin. Over 3-D Gun Settlement :: 08/05/2018

Nine Democrat Attorneys General have sued the Trump administration, challenging an out-of-court settlement made last month by the Justice Department with Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation over release of 3-D gun technology, but the move is being heavily criticized by many readers of Washington State’s largest newspaper.

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Judge blocks DefDist downloadable 3D gun data, other sites release files :: 08/01/2018

A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday sided with a group of state attorneys general and granted a temporary restraining order against the planned release of downloadable gun manufacturing files.

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Judge blocks gun control groups' lawsuit to stop downloadable 3D-printed guns :: 07/31/2018

A federal judge on Friday tossed out a motion from three national gun control groups seeking a last-minute halt to a settlement that would allow for blueprints of 3-D printed firearms to be posted and dowloaded online.

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Court rejects bid by groups to block 3-D firearm files, states step in :: 07/30/2018

A judge in a Texas federal court last week declined to side with gun control groups trying to stop the planned release of downloadable firearm files as states are mobilizing to block the information themselves.

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Legal Opinions Or Political Commentary? A New Judge Exemplifies The Trump Era :: 07/27/2018

Less than a year into a lifetime appointment, a 45-year-old federal appeals court judge named James Ho may embody President Trump's most enduring legacy.

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U.S. court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictions :: 07/26/2018

BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday weighed whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to carry guns in public for self-defense in a lawsuit challenging the firearm licensing policies of two Massachusetts municipalities including Boston.

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NRA, Second Amendment Foundation file suit against Seattle gun storage ordinance :: 07/24/2018

A pair of gun-rights groups announced they filed a lawsuit against Seattle's restrictive gun-storage ordinance on Friday because they say it violates Washington state law.

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U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public :: 07/24/2018

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, finding that Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms possession outside the home.

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