Pa. Senate Committee Approves Bill That Makes It Easier To Sue Over local Gun Laws

A state Senate committee has approved a bill that makes it easier for groups like the National Rifle Association to sue municipalities over local gun ordinances. The legislation now goes to the full state Senate. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Wayne Langerholc, says it would prevent municipalities from imposing gun and ammunition ordinances more restrictive than state law and provide relief options for those negatively impacted by local ordinances. But, state Senator Steve Santarsiero opposed the bill, in part because he says it would take away the ability of communities to have lost and stolen gun ordinances which help to control illegal gun sales.