Less than twenty-four hours after two Pennsylvania House lawmakers were held up at gunpoint a few blocks from the Capitol, the state Senate voted Thursday to approve the NRA-backed bill meant to defeat local laws designed to address straw purchases of firearms.

This is relevant because, according to Harrisburg police, the gun used by the four teens charged with the crime had been reported stolen.

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“Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Sen. Larry Farnese (D., Phila.) said the state legislation, expected to pass the House Monday, is an effort to ‘intimidate and punish’ municipalities seeking ways to deal with gun violence.”