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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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Interstate handgun purchase ban divides federal court :: 07/23/2018

A decision not to grant a retrial in a challenge to the federal law barring handgun sales to out-of-state residents sparked intense debate in one of the nation’s federal appeals courts last week.


Ninth Circuit California Gun-Law Ruling: Good News for Second Amendment Rights :: 07/20/2018

The stage may be set for Brett Kavanaugh’s first Second Amendment test as a justice.


Court to consider NRA appeal of Florida gun buyer age restriction :: 07/18/2018

TALLAHASSEE — A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for considering a dispute about whether two teens can remain anonymous in a challenge to a new Florida law that raised the minimum age to buy rifles and other long guns.


Ninth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Magazine Confiscation in California :: 07/18/2018

Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district count injunction against a California law to confiscate firearms magazines that hold over 10 rounds. The Ninth Circuit's 2-1 opinion is here, and the dissent is here. My analysis of the 2017 district court opinion is here.


Pulse shooting victims ask federal appeals court to revive social media lawsuit :: 07/17/2018

People visit the memorial to the victims of the mass shooting setup around the Pulse gay nightclub one year after the shooting on June 12, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Omar Mateen killed 49 people at the club a little after 2 a.m. on June 12, 2016. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Columbus, OH Bump Stock Ban Ruled Unconstitutional :: 07/16/2018

Columbus, Ohio wanted to get a jump on the rest of the country. While bump stocks are being banned here and there, they’re still legal in most places and at the national level. While the company that made them, Slide Fire, has ceased operations, that doesn’t mean anything to anti-gunners who quiver in their boots at the idea of citizens being able to shoot rapidly. As a result, the city decided to ban bump stocks.


Gun lobbyist files $1 million lawsuit over threats from gun control advocates :: 07/16/2018

The first female president of the National Rifle Association filed a $1 million federal lawsuit against a selection of online harassers who she says crossed a line.


Trump Judge Pick Confirmed for Left-Leaning 9th Circuit Court :: 07/12/2018

President Donald Trump had a Republican judge confirmed by the Senate to the notoriously left-leaning Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals on Tuesday—without missing a single Democrat vote.


Washington court blocks 2A groups' bid to derail gun control ballot measure :: 07/05/2018

The Washington Supreme Court quickly swatted away a challenge from gun rights groups over the legality of petitions used to collect signatures for a planned anti-gun voter referendum.


Groups file suit over gun control voter initiative in Washington :: 07/03/2018

As supporters of I-1639 have nearly completed their signature drive to put a list of gun restrictions in front of voters in the Fall, Second Amendment groups have filed legal challenges.


2A Groups Ask WA High Court to Intervene on I-1639 :: 07/02/2018

Two gun rights organizations based in Bellevue, Wash., have asked that state’s Supreme Court to enjoin the Secretary of State from acting on Initiative 1639, a gun control measure that would change state gun law, on the grounds that petitions circulated to gather signatures did not include a “full, true, and correct copy of the proposed measure printed on the reverse side.”


Supreme Court's Roberts is the new man at the Center :: 06/30/2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts is the Supreme Court's new man in the middle. It's just that the middle may have moved well to the right.


Laws That Are Impossible to Follow Can Still Be Constitutional, Says California Court :: 06/29/2018

Just because a law is impossible to follow is not enough of a reason for a court to throw it out. So California's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.


California Justices Toss Bullet Stamping Suit :: 06/28/2018

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Court Delays Oregon Gun Measure Days Before Deadline :: 06/28/2018

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Supreme Court has temporarily blocked an initiative that would ban the sale of some semi-automatic guns and high-capacity magazines just over a week before a key deadline, likely stopping it from making the November ballot.


Justice Kennedy's retirement and its impact on gun rights :: 06/28/2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he was resigning from the U.S. Supreme Court, a move that will have big implications for the federal bench.


Judge suspends enforcement of Ohio city's bump stock ban :: 06/26/2018

A county court in the Buckeye State has sided with a pair of gun rights groups challenging the city of Columbus over their recently enacted prohibition on bump stocks.


Medical Marijuana and Gun Laws Collide :: 06/21/2018

If you have a medical marijuana card, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says that you can’t buy a gun.


Court Denies Chicago Suburb Ban On Semi-Auto Guns :: 06/17/2018

An Illinois circuit court judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order against a pending local ban on “assault weapons” just before it was to take effect.


Colorado's NRA affiliate sues Boulder in bid to block assault-weapon ban :: 06/15/2018

The Colorado affiliate of the National Rifle Association sued Boulder on Thursday in an effort to prevent the city from enforcing its assault-weapon ban that takes effect Friday.


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