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Philadelphia Enacts Gun Control Bills in Violation of State Law!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Make Your Voice Heard!

On Thursday, April 10, the Philadelphia City Council passed five gun control measures with the promise from Mayor Michael A. Nutter that he would sign them into law.  Yesterday afternoon he did just that.  By signing these illegal gun control measures into law, Mayor Nutter and the city council have attacked the law-abiding gun owners of Philadelphia.  This action is in direct violation of Pennsylvania’s state preemption law.   

These five ordinances will limit handgun purchases to one a month; require lost or stolen firearms to be reported to police within 24 hours; forbid individuals under protection from abuse orders from possessing guns if ordered by the court; allow removal of firearms from "persons posing a risk of imminent personal injury" to themselves or others, as determined by a judge; and outlaw the possession and sale certain “assault weapons.”  

NRA will not stand for these egregious attacks on our Second Amendment rights, and the blatant disregard for Pennsylvania’s existing laws.  We are exploring our legal options and will report back soon on any actions we take.   

Please contact Mayor Nutter by contacting the “Mayor’s Action Center” at (215) 686-3000 or (215) 686-2250 or you can email him at HelpMe@Phila.gov, and let him know that these attacks on your rights are not only outrageous but illegal.  Please also contact the members of the city council and let them know that you oppose these attacks on your rights!  To contact the members of the city council please click here.

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