Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, will not defend the new law that “effectively stripped municipalities of the right to enact their own gun measures, raising the prospect that the controversial statute might not take hold.”
The law grants groups like the NRA the legal standing to sue municipalities for their lost-and-stolen laws. Defendants will have to pay the plaintiffs’ legal bills.
State Sen. Daylin Leach (D., Montgomery), along with affected communities and other lawmakers, filed a challenge, arguing that “the firearms language in the law had no relation to the underlying bill it was amended to—one that increased penalties for stealing copper and other metals. The plaintiffs contend that violates the so-called ‘single-subject’ rule for legislation stipulated by the state constitution.”
CeaseFirePennsylvania supports the Attorney General’s decision not to defend this unconstitutional law.