More gun groups sue Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A second lawsuit has been filed against the City of Harrisburg over its gun ordinances, a city spokeswoman confirmed Friday.

The lawsuit was filed by Berks County attorney Joshua Prince on behalf of four pro-gun groups; the American Gun Owners Alliance, Concerned Gun Owners of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvanians for Self Protection, and Firearm Owners Against Crime.

A national gun owners group, U.S. Law Shield, filed the first lawsuit earlier in the week.

The groups claim the city’s gun laws are illegal under Pennsylvania law.

A bill signed by Governor Tom Corbett last year allows groups to sue Pennsylvania municipalities with gun ordinances that go beyond state law. The bill went into effect Jan. 5.

Harrisburg’s laws prohibit minors from owning guns, the sale of guns within city limits, discharging a firearm within the city, and displaying a weapon during a state of emergency. A fifth ordinance says lost or stolen guns must be reported to police.

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