PA Bill Number: HB283
Title: In the Secretary of the Commonwealth, providing for public meetings on proposed ballot questions.
Description: In the Secretary of the Commonwealth, providing for public meetings on proposed ballot questions. ...
Last Action: Re-committed to RULES
Last Action Date: Sep 22, 2023
Pros and Cons of Two Likely Outcomes From NYSRPA v. Bruen :: 11/09/2021
Supreme Court – -(AmmoLand.com)- After the oral arguments in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association vs. Bruen, Second Amendment supporters have to play the waiting game – it takes time for the Supreme Court to come up with their opinions. It seems likely that there will be a win for the Second Amendment, but how big that win will be is up for debate.
FPC Files Federal Constitutional Challenge to Delaware's New Ban on Self-Built Firearms, Precursor Parts, and "3D" Files :: 11/08/2021
WILMINGTON, DE (October 27, 2021) — Just seven days after it was signed into law by Delaware Governor John Carney, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) today filed a new federal lawsuit challenging unconstitutional statutes enacted in House Bill 125, which established a new, confiscatory ban on all unserialized, self-manufactured firearms, the parts and materials necessary to self-manufacture constitutionally protected arms, and the distribution of any files that may be used to program a 3D printer to produce a firearm. FPC is joined in the case by two individuals whose conduct has been criminalized by the new laws. The plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Bradley Lehman and Edward Paltzik. The complaint in Rigby v. Carney can be found at FPCLegal.org.
H.R.2377; The American-Communist’s Gun Confiscation Bill :: 11/08/2021
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)-H.R.2377 otherwise known as the “Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2021” has been written by the Biden Administration and the Attorney General and introduced into Congress on April 8th, 2021 by Democrat Representative Lucy McBath with 114 co-sponsors (all Democrats).
NYT: Questioning by Justices Suggest N.Y. Gun Law 'Unlikely to Survive' :: 11/05/2021
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Don’t break out the party favors just yet, but when the New York Times concurs with one of the nation’s leading gun-rights advocates that the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to strike down a gun control law in New York State, the odds they’re both right increases dramatically.
SCOTUS Weighs Public Transportation & The Right To Carry :: 11/04/2021
One of the arguments raised by New York Solicitor General Barbara Underwood in her defense of the state’s carry permit laws is that, if the average citizen could carry a firearm in self-defense in New York City, then it would be sheer pandemonium on the city’s public transportation system. Why, you’d have guns in subways, on ferries, on buses if the state were forced to adopt a “shall issue” standard for issuing concealed carry licenses. Mayhem would surely ensue in Gotham if that came to pass.
SCOTUS Ponders How Second Amendment Cases Should be Decided Going Forward :: 11/03/2021
In addition to deciding whether the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun in public, the Supreme Court may be poised to change the way future courts review gun cases altogether.
Kyle Rittenhouse judge slams 'vast amount' of 'irresponsible and sloppy journalism' surrounding case :: 11/02/2021
The judge presiding over the highly anticipated Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial recently criticized what he called a "vast amount" of "irresponsible and sloppy journalism" covering the events surrounding the case.
The Supreme Court case that could gut America’s gun laws, explained :: 10/30/2021
For nearly all its history, the Supreme Court kept its distance from gun policy. Now it’s about to decide a case that could radically reduce the government’s power to regulate guns.
IL Supreme Court Tosses Cook County Gun & Ammo Tax :: 10/22/2021
For the second day in a row, a state supreme court has delivered Second Amendment supporters a big win. On Wednesday, it was the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision opening the door for legal challenges to local gun control laws, and today the Illinois Supreme Court handed down a 6-0 opinion declaring Cook County’s tax on firearms and ammunition null and void.
A 2A Win From The PA Supreme Court :: 10/21/2021
We’re featuring good news for gun owners on today’s Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co; an opinion from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that paves the way for Second Amendment activists to challenge local gun control laws put in place in clear violation of the state’s firearm preemption law.
What the US Supreme Court Won't do for Our Right to Bear Arms :: 10/17/2021
State legislators denied the ordinary person the right to bear arms in New York. That decision was upheld in state and lower courts. In New York City, the “privilege” to defend yourself with a firearm in public is only given to a select few. You need not apply unless you are an ex-law enforcement officer, a judge, a politicians, or an elite celebrity. That privilege is paid for with political power or campaign donations. Remember that the bill of rights is designed to limit the actions of government. Big government politicians turned that on its head so they could sell our rights back to a select few of us at exorbitant prices. Now, the US Supreme court will decide if the second amendment is a real right or only a forgettable footnote in the bill of rights.
CA Joins Lawsuit Against "Ghost Gun" Kit Manufacturers :: 10/15/2021
If you create a product that complies with all laws, should you face financial ruin because some people who shouldn’t be messing around with your products actually did so? For example, back in the day, microwaves messed with people’s pacemakers. Should microwave makes have been sued because people with pacemakers bought them?
Last Brief Filed In SCOTUS Carry Case Is A Thing Of Beauty :: 10/15/2021
In less than a month the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case known as New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen; the legal challenge to New York’s carry permitting laws that seeks to have them tossed out as a violation of the Second Amendment. Over the course of the summer, we’ve seen dozens of amicus briefs filed in support and opposition of the NYSPRA’s lawsuit, but now the final brief has been submitted to the court, and it comes from the NYSPRA itself (the NRA is also providing support for the lawsuit, but is not a named plaintiff).
SAF Victory In Pennsylvania Gun Range Ban Case :: 10/14/2021
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A federal court has granted a preliminary injunctionin a case involving zoning restrictions designed to ban a gun range in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania, the Second Amendment Foundation announced.
Supreme Court 2A Case Will Make Gun Carry Legal Everywhere in US :: 10/13/2021
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Can the government stop you from carrying a concealed handgun in public? That’s the question before the United States Supreme Court in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen: “Whether the Second Amendment allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense.”
Promising Sign For Case Seeking SCOTUS Cert? :: 10/12/2021
Last week Cam reported on the Supreme Court of the United States denying certiorari to three Second Amendment related cases. The cases were: Russell v. New Jersey, Weber v. Ohio, and Roundtree v. Wisconsin. Respectively, the cases dealt with the matter of carry outside the home, being intoxicated while using a weapon creating a disqualifier, and a non-violent felony for non-payment of child support. Also noted in Cam’s piece are two cases that did not hit the cutting room floor as of yet; Young v. Hawaii and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs v. Bruck. Those cases deal with the matter of “open” carry of firearms in Hawaii and New Jersey’s prohibition on the possession of detachable box magazines holding over ten rounds. In an update to the piece it was noted:
FPC Sues New York City Again in New 2A Lawsuit Challenging Ban on Electronic Arms :: 10/11/2021
NEW YORK, NY (October 5, 2021) — Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) announced a new federal Second Amendment lawsuit challenging New York City’s ban on electronic arms, such as stun guns and tasers. The lawsuit seeks a judgment declaring the City’s ban unconstitutional, a preliminary or permanent injunction against enforcement of the law, and attorney’s fees and costs. Case documents in Calce v. New York City can be found at FPCLegal.org.
Supreme Court declines to take felon's Second Amendment challenge to lifetime gun ownership ban :: 10/05/2021
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court Monday declined to take a challenge to a Wisconsin law banning state residents who have been convicted of felonies – including non-violent crimes – from owning handguns for the rest of their lives.
AG News Release: Hawaii Attorney General Connors Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Pennsylvania's Firearm Age Regulations :: 10/02/2021
HONOLULU – Hawaii Attorney General Clare E. Connors joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general led by Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul in defending a Pennsylvania law limiting the issuance of concealed-carry licenses to people ages 21 and up. In an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the coalition argues that states have the right to enact reasonable, age-based firearm regulations that protect public safety and reduce the prevalence of gun violence.
Court Sides With Gun Owner Over Cop In Carry Case :: 10/02/2021
Back in November of 2018, Basel Soukaneh was driving in the city of Waterbury when the GPS navigation on his smart phone glitched and froze. Soukaneh pulled his car over to the curb so he could deal with that minor inconvenience, not realizing that within a few minutes, he’d be in handcuffs.
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