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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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Mass. Gun Laws Challenge Could Become A Second Amendment SCOTUS Blockbuster :: 05/16/2020

The Bay State has become the new hub of the legal battle over gun rights.


Appeals panel says California can enforce ammo background check :: 05/15/2020

A federal appeals court allowed California to enforce its voter-approved requirement of background checks for purchasers of ammunition on Thursday and said the state was likely to win reversal of a judge’s ruling that the law violated the constitutional right to bear arms.


NJ Ex-Cops File Suit Over Gun Carry Restrictions :: 05/14/2020

Police officers have a unique position in American society. By virtue of their job, they piss people off pretty much every time they go to work. Sure, you might be cool with getting pulled over for speeding because you know you were, but some get outright furious that they were the ones pulled over for it.


Utah Man Loses Case To Block Bump Stock Ban :: 05/08/2020

There are still a lot of people who are less than happy about the bump stock ban. In fairness, why wouldn’t they be? There was no grandfather clause, no ability to register bump stocks, no nothing for those who had them except to turn them over or destroy them.


Federal Judge Says MA Gun Stores Can Re-Open :: 05/07/2020

A federal judge in Massachusetts has issued an injunction blocking enforcement of Gov. Charlie Baker’s order declaring gun stores non-essential businesses that must remain closed while his stay-at-home order is in effect. U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock issued the ruling on Thursday, stating that there was “no justification” for keeping gun shops across the state shuttered and locked, and ordering that stores be allowed to re-open on Saturday, May 9.


Judge Rules In Favor Of NRA On FL Age Restriction Law :: 05/05/2020

For years now, legal adults under the age of 21 haven’t been able to buy a handgun. While that’s a problem, it wasn’t an overly pressing one in a lot of ways. After all, those same adults could buy pretty much any longarm they wanted. Shotguns, AR-15s, hunting rifles, whatever was still available to them. For many, that was good enough for the time being.


Ninth Circuit Sets Date to Hear Young v. Hawaii Arguments :: 05/05/2020

As you may recall, what seems like an eternity ago — two years — a panel of the Ninth Circuit handed down a decision in Young v. Hawaii. In that case, the petitioner was denied a Hawaii concealed carry permit. Hawaii is technically a “may issue” state that requires an “exceptional case” for a permit, but as Hawaii concedes, in practice the state simply does not issue any concealed carry permits.


Virginia Judge Halts Northam's Order To Close Indoor Gun Ranges :: 04/27/2020

A circuit court judge in Lynchburg, Virginia has overturned a portion of Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order that declared indoor gun ranges “places of amusement” that are non-essential and must shut down during his state of emergency, at least at it applies to the Lynchburg range that brought the lawsuit. Judge F. Patrick Yeatts declared in an order on Monday that Northam’s actions are likely to have exceeded his constitutional authority, and declared that the portion of the governor’s executive order on essential businesses that deals with indoor ranges not be enforced against SafeSide Lynchburg while the litigation continues.


Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions :: 04/25/2020

Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice.


Appeals Court upholds Right of Armed Citizen to Shoot a Police Officer :: 04/24/2020

On 20 August, 2015, in Brevard County, Florida, John DeRossett, 65, shot and severely wounded a Brevard County sheriff's deputy.


Judge tosses California ammunition purchase law :: 04/23/2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, issuing a sharply worded rebuke of “onerous and convoluted” regulations that violate the constitutional right to bear arms.


Judge: Suspension Of Carry License Applications Doesn’t Violate 2A :: 04/21/2020

A U.S. District judge in Georgia has rejected a bid by GeorgiaCarry to order Governor Brian Kemp to suspend the state law that requires a license to carry a handgun.


SCOTUS Signals Interest In CA Gun Seizure Case :: 04/21/2020

The Supreme Court is giving the city of San Jose, California a month to respond to a request by the Second Amendment Foundation to hear a case dealing with the seizure of a resident’s legally-owned firearms by police officers in the city. The case, known as Rodriguez vs. San Jose, stretches back to 2013, when Lori Rodriguez had her firearms confiscated without a warrant and without any criminal charges or mental health holds levied against her. Seven years on, Rodriguez still doesn’t have her firearms, though courts have said she’s free to buy replacements.


SAF Sues Georgia County, Judge Asserting Deprivation of Rights :: 04/18/2020

Bellevue, WA -( The Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition today filed suit in federal district court in Georgia, in a case alleging Cherokee County and Probate Court Judge Keith Wood have violated the constitutional rights of citizens by ordering that the county would not accept applications for Weapons Carry Licenses during the coronavirus outbreak.


Retired CT Cop Sues State Over Gun License Revocation :: 04/17/2020

A retired police officer in Connecticut is suing to get his gun license back, arguing that his right to keep and bear arms is being denied by the state’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.


GA Judge Hit With Lawsuit Over Suspension Of Carry License Applications :: 04/16/2020

The Second Amendment Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition have filed a federal lawsuit against Cherokee County, Georgia and Probate Court Judge Keith Wood over the decision to not accept concealed carry applications while the coronavirus pandemic is taking place. The suit was filed on behalf of Lisa Walters, whose husband Mark Walters might be familiar to readers as the host of Armed American Radio.


Rodriquez v. City of San Jose up for Supreme Court Conference on 24 April, 2020 :: 04/14/2020

U.S.A.-( In January, 2013, after a 911 call, a police officer of the City of San Jose seized 12 firearms from the home of Edward and Lori Rodriquez in the City of San Jose, California. No warrant was applied for.  The officer claimed knowledge that there were firearms in the house.  The firearms were removed under protest, even though one of the firearms completely belonged to and was registered to Lori Rodriquez, who remained in the home.


10th Circuit Puts Boulder, CO Gun Ban Decision On Hold :: 04/13/2020

A federal challenge to Boulder, Colorado’s ban on so-called assault weapons is on hold until the state Supreme Court weighs in on the legality of the local ordinance, thanks to a decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case was brought by a number of plaintiffs, including Independence Institute president Jon Caldara, after the city approved a ban on the possession of semi-automatic long guns in May of 2018, requiring existing gun owners to either remove any banned firearms from the city limits or turn them over to police, unless they “certify” their firearms with the city.


Court Cases Piling Up As 2A Infringements Continue :: 04/13/2020

Second Amendment organizations are busier right now than they’ve ever been, with at least nine major lawsuits filed over the past few weeks challenging emergency orders by governors that are shutting down gun stores and preventing millions of Americans from acquiring firearms and ammunition for self-defense during a national emergency.


MA Gun Stores, Customers Sue Governor Over Closures :: 04/10/2020

Anti-gunners have had the run of Massachusetts for ages now. In fact, the state is one of the most gun controlled states in the nation, generally only behind California in their loathing of your Second Amendment rights. They don’t like them and they’ll do anything they can to inhibit people’s ability to buy them.


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