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PA Bill Number: HB717

Title: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for possession of firearm by minor.

Description: In firearms and other dangerous articles, further providing for definitions and for possession of firearm by minor. ...

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Last Action Date: Feb 27, 2021

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Police officers are trained to know what property of yours makes the most sense to seize.  The Heritage Foundation has written much about a law enforcement tool known as civil asset forfeiture, which allows police departments to generate revenue from the seizure of money, cars, homes or anything else of value which they allege is connected to criminal activity.


Ready for Concealed Weapons Permits? :: 11/14/2014

So what happens now after this week’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling clearing the way for more Californians to be able to get concealed weapons permits.


BREAKING: 9th Circuit Court Denies Peruta Appeal - California Gun Rights Restored :: 11/12/2014

You may remember that the 9th Circuit Court struck down the “good cause” provision for concealed carry in the County of San Diego. The ruling went to appeal, thanks to The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Presidential heartthrob Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.


New court decision could end California's restrictions on conceal-carry permits :: 11/12/2014

A procedural decision in a landmark Second Amendment case could spell the end for California laws restricting the issuance of permits to carry concealed handguns.


Challenge to New York City Gun Regulations Emerges from Limbo :: 11/08/2014

New York --( In April 2013, NRA state affiliate New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging the constitutionality of Title 38 of the Rules of the City of New York.


Eleventh Circuit Upholds Florida's Patient Privacy Law :: 11/08/2014

Charlotte, NC --(  In a victory for gun owners who simply seek medical care, not political philosophy, from their doctors, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has upheld the NRA-supported Florida’s Firearm Owner’s Privacy Act.


Federal Judge Denies District Motion To Reconsider Palmer Ruling :: 11/08/2014

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has denied a motion by the District to reconsider its ruling in the case of Palmer v. District of Columbia, a Second Amendment Foundation case that nullified the city's ban on carrying firearms outside of the home.


Indiana Man Who Shot Intruder is Sentenced to Jail :: 11/08/2014

We have an update on a case out of Indiana. We reported back in September that David McLaughlin was convicted of shooting an intruder in April. This week he was sentenced and he will be facing jail time.


Reese family sentenced to time served, probation and fines :: 11/07/2014

Former Deming, N.M. gun dealers Rick, Terri and Ryin Reese were sentenced Wednesday to time served, three years of supervised release and fines, a Tea Party Patriots of Luna County observer calling from the United States District Court in Las Cruces informed Gun Rights Examiner yesterday. That report was subsequently confirmed by the Las Cruces Sun-News and the Associated Press.


Man acquitted in 2010 shooting death of daughter's boyfriend on Hilton Head :: 11/05/2014

A jury need only about an hour of deliberation Wednesday to find a Hardeeville man not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his daughter's boyfriend, his attorney said.


New York City Arrests, Prosecutes, Eventually Settles With Legal Knife Owner :: 11/04/2014

So according to New York City, any locking knife is considered to be an illegal gravity knife. If one wants to stay on the right side of their law, what are the options for those who still want to carry a one hand opening folder? Sculptor Jonathan W. (last name withheld) knew of the pitfalls of carrying in NYC, and therefore chose the Spyderco UK Penknife (pictured), a non locking, slip joint folder, which should have been in the clear.


Lawsuit challenges federal machine gun ban :: 11/01/2014

A complaint for declarative and injunctive relief was filed Thursday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas Dallas Division. Plaintiff Jay Aubrey Isaac Hollis, acting individually and as trustee of a revocable living trust, is suing Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director B. Todd Jones in their official capacities for administering, executing and enforcing “statutory and regulatory provisions [that] generally act as an unlawful de facto ban on the transfer or possession of a machine gun manufactured after May 19, 1986.


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

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