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PA Court Rejects Law on Municipal Gun Ordinances

2015-06-26 12:13:35

PA Court Rejects Law on Municipal Gun Ordinances
 
A law (Act 192 of 2014) that permitted membership organizations to sue municipalities over local gun ordinances that are stricter than state law is unconstitutional, Commonwealth Court ruled on Thurs., June 25.
 
The 2014 law granted legal standing to membership organizations to sue over local gun laws and collect legal fees and other costs if they won. Under the law, gun owners no longer had to show they were harmed by an ordinance in order to challenge it, and it let membership organizations sue on behalf of any PA resident.
 
The decision may be appealed before the PA Supreme Court.