Guest Editorial…State legislators want to empower the NRA

It seems many of our state legislators don’t believe the National Rifle Association (NRA) has enough power.
They also apparently believe local elected officials don’t know what is best for their communities and need the oversight of the state to tell them what to do.
The Pennsylvania Senate voted last week in favor of a bill to give groups like the NRA legal standing to sue municipalities over local gun laws. The senators sent the measure back to the House where it was approved by a 138-56 vote.
State House Republicans amended the bill to include language that would allow groups such as the National Rifle Association and others to sue individual municipalities for what these groups would consider an infringement on their constitutional rights.
Mayor Michael Nutter criticized the measure, which is now on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature before it becomes law.

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