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PA Bill Number: HB2977

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, providing for civil liability of firearm owner for loss or theft. ...

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Last Action Date: Nov 24, 2020

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Gun Owners Win a Round Against the Army :: 10/15/2014

BOISE, Idaho (CN) - The Army Corps of Engineers must let U.S. citizens carry guns on property it manages, including hydroelectric dams and recreation areas around them, a federal judge ruled.


Bonidy v. United States: The Second Amendment at the post office :: 10/03/2014

Yesterday the Tenth Circuit heard oral arguments in Bonidy v. United States, which is an as-applied challenge to the U.S. Postal Service regulation which completely prohibits firearms on all postal property, including parking lots. Mr. Bonidy lives in Avon, Colorado, and has a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to Colorado law, following a fingerprint-based background check, safety training, and the County Sheriff's determination that he does not pose any threat to himself or others.


Gun rights advocates ask judge to halt new D.C. law :: 10/03/2014

The plaintiffs who successfully sued to overturn the District's long-standing ban on carrying firearms in public asked a federal judge Thursday to bar the city from enforcing its new law to regulate weapons, arguing that it is unconstitutional.


Man Shoots At Intruders, Turns Out It Was A No-Knock Raid. Now He Faces The Death Penalty :: 10/01/2014

Likely alarmed by the men climbing through his windows at 5:30 in the morning, Guy and his wife sought to protect themselves and their property and fired on the intruders- in self defense. On Friday, May 9, 2014, just after 5:30am in Killeen, Texas, Marvin Louis Guy was the target of a no knock raid.


Prosecutors fight Reese motion to vacate felony convictions on gun sales :: 10/01/2014

United States attorney Damon P. Martinez, prosecuting the case against the Reese family, filed a response last Tuesday against the defendants' motion to vacate felony convictions, along with an omnibus response to defendants' sentencing motions and objections.


Lawyer (2): Monroe County residents unlawfully displaced during Eric Frein manhunt :: 09/26/2014

The lawyer lawyer seeking out residents affected by the police manhunt for alleged cop killer Eric Frein says he has been contacted by several residents who believe police violated their constitutional rights.


New Haven Attorney Sues City After Arrest For Legally Carrying A Concealed Weapon :: 09/26/2014

A New Haven attorney, arrested two years ago for bringing a gun he was licensed to have into a movie theater, has filed a lawsuit against the city and its police chief, despite the charges having been dropped several months after the arrest.


Pharmacist Fired for Self Defense Loses Appeal :: 09/26/2014

Arizona - -( Jeremy Hoven is a pharmacist who worked at Walgreens in Benton Township, Michigan.


Shaneen Allen admitted into pretrial intervention, will not go to jail in gun case :: 09/26/2014

The Philadelphia mother whose case brought national attention to New Jersey's gun laws was allowed into pretrial intervention Thursday, after a clarification from the state attorney general changed the prosecutor's stance.


No Jail For Single Mom Who Brought Handgun Into NJ By Mistake :: 09/25/2014

It appears that Shaneen Allen will be avoiding prison time after she was charged with bringing her legal firearm into New Jersey.


Brady Campaign To Sue LuckyGunner for Selling Ammo Used in Aurora Shooting :: 09/17/2014

It was less than a year ago that the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence was dealt a significant blow when their lawsuit against Armslist was summarily dismissed for being the dumbest thing the judge had ever seen.


No Angel--Dobyns [wins] 'David and Goliath' challenge against ATF :: 09/17/2014

Jay Dobyns claimed victory Tuesday following an order in his favor by the United States Court of Federal Claims, the retired Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent announced in a news release on his website. The decision marks a legal resolution for a bizarre and outrageous personal nightmare that included death threats against the agent and his family and the arson of his home, and resulted in his having to take the government on in court.


Gun Owners of America Defending the Second Amendment in Court :: 09/16/2014

Washington, DC --( Gun Owners of America submitted a vital amicus brief in Heller v. DC on Tuesday — in a case that is otherwise known as Heller III.  This case has national implications, as the courts continue to chip away at the Second Amendment and the DC v. Heller decision from 2008.


New Hope for Philly Mom Arrested for Licensed Gun :: 09/16/2014

A Philadelphia mother who was arrested for carrying a legally-owned gun in the wrong state says she now has renewed hope. The prosecutor who initially punished her is now taking another look at her case.


Gun-rights advocates will appeal Maryland's ban on assault-style weapons :: 09/13/2014

Gun-rights advocates will appeal a federal judge's decision upholding a Maryland state law banning certain assault-style weapons and ammunition magazines.


Wife of slain Plymouth police Officer Brad Fox, Brady Center file lawsuit against Jeffersonville gun shop :: 09/12/2014

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of Lynsay Fox — the wife of slain Plymouth police Officer Brad Fox — against In Site Firearms and Law Enforcement Supplies Sept. 8 in Philadelphia.


Reese family files motion to vacate felony convictions :: 09/10/2014

Defendants in the case of United States vs. Rick, Terri and Ryin Reese filed a joint motion Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico "to Vacate Felony Conviction, or in the alternative, Motion for Variance."


Indiana Man Convicted of Felony After Shooting Intruder :: 09/09/2014

A Portland, Indiana man has been found guilty on the charge of criminal recklessness resulting in serious bodily injury. That's a felony which carries an 18 month prison sentence with it.


Vice principal arrested for concealed carry at school seeks lawsuit :: 09/09/2014

Following the arrest and quick release last week of Tevis Junior High School Vice Principal Kent Williams, the administrator is now planning to seek justice in the civil courts.


ABA Report on Stand Your Ground Laws: FUD, Flaws and Failure :: 09/08/2014

The American Bar Association (ABA) has come out with a startling, indeed groundbreaking white paper: American Bar Association National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws Preliminary Report and Recommendations (which oddly enough is titled "GunReport.pdf" on their website). This report is startling for displaying just how ignorant and uninformed a ostensibly select group of lawyers can be.


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