Despite ruling, Pennsylvania towns might go slow on gun laws

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Posted: Jul 02, 2016 10:17 AM

Under threat of costly litigation, dozens of Pennsylvania municipalities repealed their gun ordinances last year in response to a new state law that made it easier for gun owners and groups like the National Rifle Association to challenge them in court.

Pennsylvania's high court recently tossed the state law on technical grounds, but towns and cities might not be so quick to reinstate their firearms measures.

That's because lawmakers in both the House and Senate have introduced bills that would once again permit the NRA to sue, with the Senate version already clearing committee. Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf has pledged to veto the measure if it reaches his desk.

At least two Pennsylvania cities, Allentown and Easton, plan to move forward with gun legislation in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.

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This story has been corrected to show that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is a Democrat, not a Republican.