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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. ...

Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY

Last Action Date: Nov 30, 2020

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


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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.


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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.


D.C. needs more time to prepare for legal carrying of guns :: 09/08/2014

The D.C. attorney general's office has asked U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. to reconsider or at least stay his order that could make it legal for people to carry guns on our city's streets. The judge has signaled a reluctance to do so, but to deny the request would be deeply irresponsible, force hasty lawmaking on a complex, sensitive public safety issue and put lives at risk.


Fight over municipal gun law moves to court [WV] :: 09/04/2014

The city of Charleston wants a circuit judge to dismiss a gun rights group's lawsuit targeting a city gun ordinance.


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Doctors Want Courts To Reconsider Florida Gun Law :: 09/03/2014

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Charges dismissed for gun rights advocate :: 08/30/2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer.


Lawsuit faults Gander Mountain for failure to read minds :: 08/30/2014

"Will a Gun Retailer Get Away With Negligence?" Teresa Tritch of The New York Times asks.


Was justice served, or done, in Texas 'revenge killing' case? :: 08/30/2014

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Constitutional Interpretation (?) - Justice Scalia on elitist and populist versions of originalism :: 08/29/2014

; In earlier posts, I outlined the difference between elitist and populist versions of originalism, and noted that Justice Antonin Scalia seems to prefer a populist approach, under which the text of the Constitution should be interpreted as understood by ordinary readers at the time of enactment, rather than as understood by legal experts.


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A federal judge in California has struck down a law that requires a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, but only for current gun owners who have already passed a background check and those who have a permit or certificate of eligibility to own a gun.


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WASHINGTON -  A Washington state-based gun rights group is steadily persuading cities and towns across the country to repeal local firearms regulations and give that power back to the states.


Gun-rights group fights dismissal of lawsuit against Ohio State :: 08/21/2014

A judge is giving a gun-rights group more time to argue why its lawsuit challenging Ohio State University over its weapons ban shouldn’t be dismissed.


Brady Campaign LOSES Lawsuit Against Gun Classified Site :: 08/19/2014

The Brady Campaign just got smacked down in court yet again. This time The United States Court of Appeals ruled against the anti-gun group in their lawsuit against gun classified website


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