Governor Wolf Urges Swift Passage of Bipartisan ‘Bump-Stock’ Ban

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Urges Swift Passage of Bipartisan ‘Bump-Stock’ Ban National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today threw his support behind commonsense bipartisan proposals to ban the ‘bump-stock’ accessory for military-style weapons used in the Las Vegas massacre that killed and injured nearly 600 concertgoers.“Bipartisan legislators are rightfully sounding the alarm that these devices should not be legal in Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “Given the bipartisan nature, this should be commonsense for the General Assembly to swiftly pass to protect Pennsylvanians.”“The massacre in Las Vegas was made worse by the shooter’s ability to fire his military-grade weapons more rapidly at concertgoers and police. We can take a commonsense step to protect citizens and law enforcement by banning these unnecessary and dangerous accessories.”Since the shooting in Las Vegas, two Democratic representatives, Reps. Madeleine Dean and Dom Costa, a former police officer, and a Republican senator, Sen. Pat Browne, have announced their plans to introduce legislation banning bump-stocks in Pennsylvania.A ‘bump-stock’ replaces a rifle’s typical stock, which is held against the shoulder, and allows the weapon to slide back and forth, which uses the kickback of the weapon to allow the shooter to fire at a much more rapid rate, particularly with a military-grade rifle.The Pennsylvania crimes code currently bans “offensive weapons,” which includes items such as machine guns, sawed-off shotguns, and grenades. Violation of this section carries a penalty of a first degree misdemeanor.Reps. Dean and Costa’s proposal would add “multiburst trigger activators” like bump stocks to the list of offensive weapons and includes items such as binary triggers and slide fire/bump stocks—like the one used in the Las Vegas shooting.center_img October 10, 2017last_img read more

TTFA lawyers request Mark Hovell as sole arbitrator for FIFA dispute

first_imgDR Emir Crowne and Matthew Gayle, the lawyers representing the ousted executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), have proposed that Mark Hovell, a solicitor from Manchester, England, be the sole arbitrator in their case against football’s world governing body FIFA.Hovell is a highly experienced sports lawyer and insolvency practitioner who specialises in regulatory, governance, commercial and financial matters, across all sports, both in the UK and across the world.Additionally, he sits regularly as an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and The FA’s regulatory commissions.FIFA has until April 14 to submit their comments regarding the request – whether they agree to a sole arbitrator deciding matters and Hovell’s appointment.On March 17, FIFA wrote to the TTFA advising them that they were appointing a normalisation committee to take over the running of the heavily indebted association. However, despite protests from the executive because such a move would be in breach of the TTFA constitution, FIFA proceeded to name members of the committee on March 26.The action prompted the attorneys to file an appeal to set aside FIFA’s decision before the CAS on Monday, April 6.On Wednesday, April 8, CAS acknowledged receipt of the appeal.The lawyers now have until April 17, 10 days from when the appeal was due to be filed, which was Tuesday, April 7. Should they fail to do so. CAS will deem the appeal withdrawn.FIFA then has 20 days to respond to the filed brief. They would be expected to do so by early May.CAS has also invited the TTFA lawyers to consider the possibility of mediation.“I take this opportunity to draw the Parties’ attention to the possibility of submitting this dispute to CAS mediation, which would not prejudice the Parties’ rights to subsequently re-submit the dispute to arbitration, should the dispute remain unresolved at the conclusion of the mediation procedure,” wrote Antonio De Quesada, Head of Arbitration.“A successful mediation procedure would result in a binding settlement, the terms of which have been agreed upon by both Parties.” (Sportsmax)last_img read more

NBA free agency: Patrick Beverley says he’s open to signing with Bulls

first_img Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Lakers ‘will pursue’ star this summer NBA trade rumors: Bulls may be open to dealing almost anyone on their roster Beverley averaged 7.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 78 games for the Clippers this season. The lockdown defender spent the first five years of his career with the Rockets before he was sent to Los Angeles as part of the Chris Paul trade in June 2017.“I feel like any team I’m on, I can help take that team to the playoffs,” Beverley said. “Just me, my attitude, what I bring defensively, my grit and grind, my ability to play make, rebound and make shots, the leader I am, I’m excited to see what door opens. If it’s a young team or older veteran team, I’m ready.“This is my first time being an unrestricted free agent, so of course I’m super excited to go through the process, to be wooed, to see the hard work and everything I’ve been through to this point be rewarded. I’m just really happy and confident and excited with how this past season went. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” “I am Chicago. I’m from Chicago. I bleed Chicago. I really think I can help the city. I think I can save the city,” Beverley said during a recent interview. “I inspire already. And I’d be a great inspiration just walking around the city of Chicago, knowing I’m from there, knowing that someone made it out and you can go and do the same.“I’m a Chicago kid. So, of course, I’m open to playing for the Chicago Bulls if that’s a team that’s interested in me. At the same time, any decision that is made, it’s never personal. It’s always business. I have to make the right decision for me and my family.” Related News Lakers free agency rumors: Kyrie Irving ‘wants to play with’ Anthony Davis Patrick Beverley seems interested in playing for the Bulls.The 30-year-old guard will be a free agent this summer and told the Chicago Tribune he’d seriously consider signing with his hometown team. The Bulls finished 2018-19 with a 22-60 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. They hold the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, which is set for June 20, and are also looking to upgrade at point guard.“There’s a growing belief around the league” Chicago is open to trading everyone on its roster except forwards Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr., according to an earlier report from The Athletic.last_img read more