Reader ErnieD further e-mails:
Did you check out this wording in the bills:
“The statutory limitations of municipalities to regulate the possession, sale and transfer of firearms, as upheld by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, has been duly considered and incorporated within the body of this legislation. And, we take into account the paramount interests of the public safety of the citizens of our City and Commonwealth.”
Just for reference, this is the statute they’ve duly considered:
18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6120 (a) General rule.–No county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.
Perhaps the City Council and Mayor Nutter need to arrange a press conference where they take turns pissing on 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6120 (a), and Article I, Section 21 of the PA Constitution, for that matter, since that seems to be about the level of respect they seem to have for it.