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Wed March 19, 2014

An Update on Recent Firearm Legislation from Harrisburg

New legislation is being pushed to the Pennsylvania House after a committee voted on and approved to move the bills to the floor.
New legislation is being pushed to the Pennsylvania House after a committee voted on and approved to move the bills to the floor.
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The state House Judiciary Committee released an agenda on five firearms related bills this week, including an approved measure that would make municipalities that pass gun restrictions susceptible to law suits.

90.5 WESA State Capitol correspondent Mary Wilson says under the municipality bill, challengers of local gun restrictions would have the legal standing necessary to ask for court review of an ordinance.

The bill is now headed to the floor where it will be discussed and voted on once the House is back in session, according to Wilson.