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“Ghost Guns”: Current Legislative & Regulatory Activity

by: Ryan J. Stevens When COVID-19 first swept through the United States, American consumers rushed to the stores to stock up on hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and food.  Firearm sales also skyrocketed, including purchases of a build-it-yourself firearm, commonly known as a “ghost gun.” What are “ghost guns”?  The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence defines ghost guns as firearms assembled from kits or made via 3D printers, rendering […]

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A Look at COVID-19 Liability & Worker Protections

by: the Duane Morris Government Strategies Team As businesses continue to open across the country, many issues are coming to the forefront of political debate.  Included in these debates are liability protections and workers protections related to COVID-19.  Should businesses and healthcare providers be provided with liability protection from lawsuits related to COVID-19?  What steps should businesses take to protect their workers?  More importantly, how are lawmakers shaping this debate […]

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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 2

by: the DMGS Team Last week, we examined the legislative response to George Floyd’s killing and recent protests in Minnesota, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. We also looked at what action the federal government is taking and proposing on different police reforms. In the past week, there are numerous updates on police reforms and what actions are being taken at both the federal and state levels.  Are different states proposing similar laws […]

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Legislative Response to George Floyd’s Killing and Recent Protests – Part 1

by: Ryan J. Stevens The killing of George Floyd on May 25 has sparked weeks of protests across the country, with many calling for various reforms, particularly with police.  Calls for reform from the public have not fallen on deaf ears, as there have been many legislative proposals offered at the federal, state, and local levels of government.  Some of the reforms gaining media attention include “defunding” of police, banning […]

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