Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Judge Blocks Philadelphia's New Gun Laws from the Philadelphia Inquirer:

A Philadelphia judge this morning temporarily blocked enforcement of a package of five gun-control laws enacted last week by City Council.

Common Pleas Court Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan also said that the order would remain in effect pending a further hearing April 28.

C. Scott Shields, the lawyer who filed the lawsuit for the National Rifle Association, said an emergency order was needed to allow city gun shops to know which guns they can sell.
The lawsuit was filed late Tuesday, just hours after District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham told City Council members that she believed the gun-control package was unconstitutional and that she would not enforce it.