Judge Suspends City Gun Laws

A Dauphin County (Pennsylvania) judge has ordered Harrisburg to stop enforcing three of its gun-control ordinances, reports The Burg, a community magazine in Harrisburg. Judge Andrew H. Dowling found that the three ordinances—prohibiting gun possession in a park, by a minor and in a mayor-declared state of emergency—violate the state’s Uniform Firearms Act, which forbids municipalities from regulating the “lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation” of guns and ammunition for purposes that are not considered illegal under state law.