National Rifle Association
The cities being sued have already challenged the constitutionality of the law in Commonwealth Court.
The cities of Philadelphia, Lancaster, and Pittsburgh, along with several state legislators have challenged in Commonwealth Court the law that allows the National Rifle Association to sue any municipality that passes gun control measures stricter than state law.
Mayor Nutter and a host of other Democrats from across Pennsylvania are going to court, trying to overturn a bill signed into law by Gov. Corbett last month.
The House Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill, sponsored by Rep. John Taylor (R-Phila.), which will create a minimum two-year prison sentence for someone who carries an unlicensed gun in Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania Medical Society president Dr. Bruce MacLeod says gun violence should be studied the same way doctors study diabetes and heart disease.
The National Rifle Association has been chosen to run the nation’s largest sports and outdoor show that was cancelled due to a gun controversy earlier this year.
“Not even the insane people at the NRA can put forward a legitimate explanation” for not limiting assault weapon ownership, Nutter said Friday morning.
Spurred by both last month’s Newtown, Conn., tragedy and three fatal New Year’s Day shootings in Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter indicates that he is preparing a new effort to stem gun violence.
The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”
In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is saddened by the Colorado theater massacre and says it’s about time the country cracks down on guns.
Philadelphia City Council has approved a bill that attempts to close the so-called “Florida Gun Loophole,” though the plan’s sponsors fully expect it to be challenged in court.
Now, Philadelphia residents who are denied a gun permit by the state of Pennsylvania can go online and obtain a permit from the state of Florida.