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PA – GUN CONTROL – Philadelphia Sues For The Right To Control Guns

The City of Philadelphia is suing Pennsylvania so it can enact stronger gun safety laws and curb the epidemic of violence roiling the city. Philadelphia is asking a judge to invalidate a set of regulations under the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, so it and other municipalities are free to pass their own measures aimed at curbing gun violence. City officials gathered at Germantown’s Happy Hollow Recreation Center to announce the action, a location chosen “due to historical rates of gun violence in the area,” said Patricia Gillett, spokesperson for Council President Darrell Clarke. “The simple reality is what we’re asking for from the commonwealth is completely reasonable,” Clarke said on Wednesday. Several gun control advocacy groups are also listed as plaintiffs in the suit.  [full article]

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