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First prosecution under bump stock ban reportedly takes place

A bump stock is a device that allows a semiautomatic rifle in Pennsylvania to mimic the firing capability of a machine gun. Over a year ago, the government issued a new regulation banning ownership, possession or use of bump stocks following several high-profile mass shooting incidents.

What is an accidental firearm discharge?

As a Pennsylvanian resident and a gun owner, you know that practicing gun safety is the key to avoiding injuries, incidents and breaking the law. However, some may argue that accidents can happen regardless of your intentions. What should you know about accidental firearm discharge? Can you still get in trouble for misfires? Is an accidental discharge considered negligence?

What are straw purchases?

In Pennsylvania, there are certain laws in effect regarding the purchase, selling, handling and possession of firearms. Due to their dangerous nature, if you break these laws, you could face serious consequences. Today, Marros Law Office examines one such potential offense: straw purchases.

Protecting your right to protect yourself

Simply owning a weapon does not mean that you intend to use it in a crime. However, if the state charged you with a violent crime, a robbery or a drug infraction while in possession of a gun, prosecutors would likely try to enhance your charges and extend your sentence by adding on special Pennsylvania deadly weapon enhancements.

What should you know about accomplice liability?

In Pennsylvania, there are laws in place that specifically deal with people who are either complicit in crimes, or are active or passive accomplices when a crime is taking place. If you are facing charges of being complicit in a crime or an accomplice to another person, this information may be useful to you.

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