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Philly Council seeks temporary halt to state’s preemption of local gun laws

BY: - April 3, 2023

“We’ve passed commonsense gun laws, but we’ve been held hostage [by state law],”  Councilmember Curtis Jones Jr. said.


That vetoed Republican gun preemption bill is part of a larger GOP strategy | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 4, 2022

2021 was a record-setting year for preemption bills. This year looks to be no different.

Pa. Gov. Wolf vetoes GOP-authored local gun law preemption bill

BY: - February 3, 2022

Wolf called the bill “an attack on local governments who take action to find common sense solutions to gun violence."


Just in time for your post-lockdown summer, Pa. lawmaker wants to rein in fireworks | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 18, 2021

Pa. Rep. Robert Freeman's bill would let municipalities enact their own fireworks ordinances - as long as they don't conflict with state law.