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. ...
Last Action Date: Feb 27, 2021
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 --(Ammoland.com)- 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.
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.
Should you take a bullet for your company? Utah Supreme Court considers fired Wal-Mart workers' case :: 09/04/2014
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit involving company policies and self-defense, which could have impacts on every business in the state.
Doctors Want Courts To Reconsider Florida Gun Law :: 09/03/2014
In their defense of the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has managed to strip physicians of their First Amendment rights.
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
Updated: A Texas father is free this morning following his acquittal yesterday in Angelton on charges that he gunned down the drunk driver who had just killed his two sons in a December 2012 crash, and the case is eliciting some interesting remarks from Seattle Times readers who have followed the story.
Constitutional Interpretation (?) - Justice Scalia on elitist and populist versions of originalism :: 08/29/2014
the Constitution should be interpreted as understood by ordinary readers at the time of enactment, rather than as understood by legal experts.; 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
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