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Senate OKs bill strengthening veto-bound firearm ordinance preemption

BY: - January 25, 2022

The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a GOP-penned — and veto-bound bill — that would punish municipalities for enacting firearm ordinances stricter than Pennsylvania law. The previously approved House legislation, authored by state Rep. Matthew Dowling, R-Fayette, makes towns and cities responsible for all legal costs in successful court challenges to local restrictions. The Senate on […]

Pa. Senate committee advances local firearm ordinance preemption bill

BY: - January 19, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vowed to veto its companion bill, introduced by Sen. Wayne Langerholc, R-Clearfield, which passed the Senate in November.

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A bad idea whose time has come (again). Pa. House panel to take up local gun preemption bill | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 24, 2021

Gun violence reduction advocates are mobilizing against the punitive preemption bill now before the House Judiciary Committee.