NRA Sues 3 Pennsylvania Cities Over Local Gun-Control Measures
January 21, 2015
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NRA Sues 3 Pennsylvania Cities Over Local Gun-Control Measures

In 2008, the city of Lancaster,Pennsylvania, passed an ordinance requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to the police within 72 hours. The city’s Democratic mayor, Rick Gray, said at the time the ordinance was designed to attack the problem of “straw buyers,” people who purchase guns legally in order to then sell them to convicted criminals who can’t buy weapons themselves. Last week, however, the National Rifle Association filed suit against Lancaster — as well as the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — arguing that gun-control measures in each municipality violate a 1974 law prohibiting cities from setting gun policy that is more stringent than the state’s. The capital city of Harrisburg is facing a similar case brought by the Pennsylvania chapter of U.S. Law Shield, a Texas-based gun rights organization. Read more at PBS.org.

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