Category Archives: Court Cases

Judicial Update

As of this week two major gun violence cases were decided.  The judiciary plays an important role within the gun violence prevention movement.    In Wollschlaeger, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit had upheld … more

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You’re Paying The Bill

We’ve talked a lot about the legislature’s gift-wrapped policy giveaway to the NRA that allows them to sue our towns because they’ve passed local ordinances to keep our communities safe. When we first started talking about these groups coming in … more

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PA Newspaper Editorials View U.S. Supreme Court Case in Positive Light, but Call for More State Action

  Editorials in both the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer praised a decision on federal gun law that the U.S. Supreme Court handed down last week.  Both editorials take issue with the fact that the opinion was 5-4 because … more

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DC’S Strong Registration Laws Upheld

This Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg upheld the entirety of D.C’s registration laws, including its one handgun a month limitation. This comes on the heels of the D.C. circuit upholding D.C.’s assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans.

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Man who illegally sold gun linked to murder of Plymouth Officer Brad Fox loses bid for reduced sentence

A Philadelphia man who illegally sold a gun later used in the murder of Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox will continue to serve his 20-to-66-year sentence, as per a judge’s order. Read the full article here! Convicted felon Andrew Charles … more

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Straw Purchasing Case Reaches US Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court has decided to hear the appeal of a Virginia man convicted of straw purchasing, according to an editorial in the Huffington Post – read the editorial here. Former Virginia State Trooper Bruce Abramski was convicted … more

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