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PA Bill Number: HB2291

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in home rule and ...

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition; and, in home rule and ... ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Feb 18, 2020

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PA Firearms Law Seminar with Lodestone Training and Consulting - 03/7/2020
Lodestone Training and Consulting 1 S. Wilson Ave., Ste. 201 Elizabethtown, PA

2nd Amendment Town Hall Meeting - 03/7/2020
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Firearms Law Seminar - Pittsburgh - 1/31/2015 :: 01/21/2015


This course is an overview of those aspects of the law that govern the acquisition, disposition, transportation, ownership and use of firearms.  It is designed to give reliable, verifiable answers to questions people often have who handle and use firearms regularly for sport, personal protection, hunting or collecting.  It will cover not only what current statutes say, but what they mean in practical application.


Open season on Harrisburg: FOAC lawsuit filed against city for its 'unlawful' gun ordinances :: 01/16/2015

HARRISBURG- A Pennsylvania gun owners group that threatened to sue Harrisburg over its gun ordinances made good on the ultimatum Friday by filing an 87-page complaint in Dauphin County Court.


Supreme Court Urged to Take Up San Francisco Gun Control Case :: 01/16/2015

The Firearms Policy Coalition and 12 other state and national civil rights organizations filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court today for a lawsuit challenging a San Francisco gun control ordinance.


PA Preemption Fight Grows: NRA Suing Pennsylvania Cities Over Gun Laws :: 01/14/2015

Armed with a new state law, pro-gun groups are rapidly scaling up their attack on municipal firearms ordinances in Pennsylvania, with the National Rifle Association filing suit over gun-control measures in three cities.


26 States Now Oppose Gun-Lock Ordinance :: 01/10/2015

Attorney General Brad Schimel has added his support to a gun-rights lawsuit seeking to overturn San Francisco's requirement that firearms stored in private homes be locked.


Majority of States Support the NRA's Request that the U.S. Supreme Court Overturn San Francisco's Restriction on Self-Defense in the Home :: 01/09/2015

Fairfax, Va. – Twenty-five state attorneys general joined Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning in filing a brief supporting the National Rifle Association in Jackson v. San Francisco.  This case challenges San Francisco's ordinance requiring gun owners to lock or disable any firearm inside the home except when the home owner is actually carrying the firearm on his or her person -- an ordinance that directly contradicts the U.S. Supreme Court's holding in its landmark Heller decision.


Federal Appellate Court Finds Application of Gun Control Act Violates 2nd Amendment :: 01/03/2015

In a groundbreaking opinion examining the Gun Control Act’s categorical prohibition on firearm possession for persons who have been “committed to a mental institution,” the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit determined the Second Amendment prohibited application of the ban to an individual who had been committed 28 years earlier and had no viable option for seeking restoration of his rights.


Supreme Court: Cops can pull you over even if you haven't broken a law :: 01/03/2015

In a ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, the nation’s top court found that a police officer who mistakenly interprets a law and pulls someone over hasn’t violated their Fourth Amendment rights.


Breaking: SAF files federal lawsuit challenging I-594 :: 12/31/2014

The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, challenging provisions of Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure passed by voters Nov. 4, on constitutional grounds.


Court Rejects Attempt to "Regulate" Bullets & Shot :: 12/30/2014

On Tuesday, December 23 Judge David Tatel of the District of Columbia’s Circuit Court of Appeals rejected another attempt to force the EPA to regulate bullets and shotgun shells out of existence.


Gun control and gun rights groups battle over rehearing in California carry case :: 12/30/2014

Close to two dozen groups submitted their arguments last week in the fight over whether Californians should be allowed to carry firearms in public for self defense.


Knife Rights Joins Group Brief in Peruta v. San Diego Federal Right-to-Carry Lawsuit :: 12/30/2014

On Christmas Eve, attorneys for a coalition of 22 pro-Second Amendment organizations and individual plaintiffs filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of Peruta v. San Diego, a lawsuit challenging the discretionary “may issue” handgun carry permit policies of San Diego Sheriff William Gore.


US appeals court deems gun law unconstitutional :: 12/20/2014

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed a law unconstitutional that kept a Michigan man who was committed to a mental institution from owning a gun.


Federal Court Stands Up For Gun Rights For People Who Have Been 'Committed To a Mental Institution' :: 12/19/2014

A panel of three Republican members of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held that a man who was previously “committed to a mental institution,” might nonetheless be allowed to have a gun, despite a federal ban on firearm possession by such individuals.


Guns In The Workplace Versus Employer's Property Rights :: 12/18/2014

There is a growing trend of state laws prohibiting employers from banning firearms on employers’ property.  These laws are otherwise known as “parking lot laws.”  At the state level, more and more states appear prepared to enact laws that would ban an employers right to prohibit firearms on their property.


Alan Gura's reply to Palmer v. D.C. Contempt Defense :: 12/16/2014

Arizona - -( On Thursday, 11 December 2014, Alan Gura replied to the D.C. government arguments that they should not be held in contempt in the case of Palmer v. D.C.


Castille jabs Kane on gravity of inquiry :: 12/13/2014

NEW YORK - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice took a swipe Saturday at embattled Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, saying some information made public by her office about a 2009 investigation was covered by state secrecy laws.


Jury begins deliberation in case of cop with illegal machine gun :: 12/12/2014

A federal jury is now weighing the case of former Ohio sheriff’s Maj. Eric Spicer, who is accused of seven counts relating to the illegal acquisition and possession of a HK416 machine gun.


Florida open carry case tests recognition of bearing arms :: 12/11/2014

A conviction being contested in Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal will challenge the state’s recognition of the meaning of the right to bear arms, NBC’s WPT5 in West Palm Beach reported Monday. Unknown to him at the time of his arrest in 2012, concealed carry permit holder Dale Lee Norman’s gun was exposed to view resulting in his conviction for open carrying, a decision now being challenged on Second Amendment grounds.


Firearms Instructor Banned From Voting For Wearing NRA Hat Files Civil Rights Lawsuit :: 12/10/2014

A National Rifle Association certified instructor has filed a lawsuit in Atlanta federal court against elections officials who ordered him to remove his “NRA Instructor” hat before he could vote.


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