PA Bill Number: SB897
Title: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms.
Description: In sentencing, further providing for sentences for certain drug offenses committed with firearms. ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: Oct 15, 2019
Rep. Jason Ortitay - An Evening with Matt Walsh - 10/17/2019
Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe 1000 Corporate Drive Canonsburg, PA
Concealed Carry Seminar Hosted by PA State Rep Justin Walsh - 10/17/2019
Turkeytown Fire Hall 90 Supervisor Drive, West Newton, PA
Turn It Red Rally - 10/24/2019
19 N (Event Center) 19 N Main Street, Washington, PA
Stay in Gun Case against Hawaii Reminiscent of King Quote on Justice Delayed :: 02/23/2019
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- A motion for reconsideration was filed Thursday by plaintiff attorneys Alan Beck and Stephen D. Stamboulieh in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the case of Young v. Hawaii. That case challenges Hawaii statutes regulating carry permits – and lack thereof – on Second Amendment grounds, as plaintiff George Young, denied a concealed carry permit, was also denied the right to carry openly.
Supreme Court signals interest in New Jersey concealed carry challenge :: 02/20/2019
The nation’s high court on Tuesday took a step to show they aim to weigh the merits of a challenge to New Jersey’s strict “may issue” concealed carry laws.
U.S. appeals court to revisit open carrying of guns :: 02/11/2019
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court has decided to reconsider its recent decision that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the right to openly carry guns in self-defense.
Lawsuit Filed To Block NJ's Attempt To Criminalize Gun File Sharing :: 02/09/2019
The courts have routinely found that data equals a kind of speech. As a result, that speech should be protected like any other speech. In other words, it should be free.
Editorial: California's tough gun laws to face US Supreme Court test :: 02/08/2019
California is seriously tough on gun safety, piling up 109 state restrictions and rules over the decades. Gov. Gavin Newsom came to office proclaiming he’ll enhance that record and eager gun control forces are urging him on with a batch of suggested bills.
California's ban on all new pistol models: Supreme Court amicus brief :: 02/07/2019
Can a state ban all new handguns? According to a 2-1 panel of the Ninth Circuit, the answer is yes. A pending cert. petition asks the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the question. I filed an amicus brief in support of petition, on behalf of professors (including VC's Randy Barnett) who teach Second Amendment law, and also on behalf of several civil rights organizations (the Independence Institute, where I work; the Millennial Policy Center; and Mountain States Legal Foundation).
The Gun Grenade in the Hands of the Supreme Court :: 02/07/2019
The Supreme Court rolled a grenade into constitutional jurisprudence and the world of public safety in 2008 when it held in Heller v. District of Columbia, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), that the Second Amendment entitles individuals to possess handguns in their homes. Eleven years later, that grenade has yet to detonate because since Heller, the court has not decided a single case about whether the Second Amendment right extends further, and the lower courts consistently have rejected attempts to expand the right.
Federal Court Rules Firearms Prohibition Against an Individual for a Misdemeanor Conviction Under Vehicle Code is Unconstitutional :: 02/04/2019
Today, Joshua Prince and myself secured another victory for Second Amendment jurisprudence in Miller v. Sessions, et al., 2:17-cv-02627 in an issue of first impression across the United States. Judge Eduardo Robreno of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled in a 25 page memorandum that it was unconstitutional, as-applied to Mr. Miller, to prevent him from exercising his Second Amendment right as a result of a 1998 misdemeanor conviction under the vehicle code – specifically, the alteration of a PennDOT window tint exemption form.
23 States back concealed carry lawsuit to Supreme Court :: 02/01/2019
A group of states are encouraging the highest court in the land to take up the case of a New Jersey man who just wants to get a carry permit but can’t due to the Garden State’s “may issue” laws.
Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years :: 01/22/2019
WASHINGTON (January 22, 2019) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.
District court rules Austin City Hall gun ban against the law :: 01/18/2019
Just hours after a Travis County district court ruled Austin could not ban guns inside City Hall, Michael Cargill walked into the building, handgun on waist.
SCOTUS declines to take gun rights case that also challenged Whitaker appointment as acting AG :: 01/16/2019
Matthew Whitaker, acting U.S. attorney general, speaks during the Rural and Tribal Elder Justice Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.
Law Barring Illegal Aliens From Having Guns Is Constitutional :: 01/10/2019
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday joined five of other circuits in rejecting a Second Amendment challenge to a federal law prohibiting unlawful aliens from possessing firearms, though it did so without making a definitive determination as to whether such persons are covered by the amendment.
The Supreme Court's Impact on the Second Amendment :: 01/02/2019
The Second Amendment is one of most fundamental provisions of the Bill of Rights, and one of the most fiercely debated. Since it was first put to paper, legal scholars, gun owners and anti-gun activists have engaged in an endless discussion over the meaning and scope of the Second Amendment, and for most of that time, gun owners have been on the losing side of the argument.
CGF Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review in Constitutional Challenge to California's Handgun Roster, Microstamping Laws :: 12/29/2018
Washington D.C., Dec. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, attorneys Alan Gura and Donald Kilmer filed a petition for Supreme Court review in a federal Second and Fourteenth Amendment lawsuit challenging the State of California’s handgun roster and “microstamping” laws. The Calguns Foundation, an institutional plaintiff in the case, is joined by Second Amendment Foundation and four individuals. A copy of the petition for certiorari can be found at https://www.calgunsfoundation.org/pena.
Calif. denying citizens' gun rights? :: 12/28/2018
A pro-gun rights organization is joining in a lawsuit against the State of California for preventing individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights.The Second Amendment Rights Foundation is joining Firearms Policy Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, the Madison Society Foundation and the Calguns Foundation in supporting individual plaintiffs Paul McKinley Stewart and Chad Linton, who contend that their non-violent felony convictions years ago have been set aside or vacated, yet the State of California refuses to allow them to purchase firearms.
Gun Groups Sue California Over Rights Restoration Refusal :: 12/21/2018
BELLEVUE, WA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Second Amendment Foundation and four other rights groups have joined in a lawsuit against the State of California for preventing individuals from exercising their Second Amendment rights.
NY Court: A Gun Permit Doesn't Equal Reasonable Cause :: 12/21/2018
If you’re a concealed carrier from a pro-gun state, the idea of traveling to an anti-gun state like New York or New Jersey can be concerning. For many, it’s just easier to leave the gun at home than to try to navigate the Byzantine and draconian gun laws these states have on the books.
Court Rules Katie Couric's Deception Real, But Not Defamation :: 12/17/2018
When Katie Couric released her anti-gun “documentary,” it made some people furious. Couric had a reputation as a serious journalist, one that gained her access to gun rights activists that a partisan hack like Michael Moore wouldn’t get.
Court Rules Second Amendment Protects Nunchucks :: 12/17/2018
As a child of the 1980s, martial arts films were all the rage. Every other movie seemed to feature “ninja” in the title or something like that. As a result, almost every male of my generation grew up knowing martial arts weapons by name. Especially for kids who were too young to own firearms, martial arts weapons were something we could probably get and feel a little safer.
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