Philadelphia v. Armstrong

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a high-profile opinion holding a Philadelphia ordinance unconstitutional. The regulation required gun owners to tell law enforcement when their gun was lost or stolen. The case will likely land in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Judge Leadbetter aptly concluded her concurring opinion: “When a child cannot leave his home to walk to the corner of his street without risking the prospect of being caught in a crossfire, we are denying him the most fundamental right, that of life and liberty, and so I would urge our Supreme Court to reconsider the breadth of the Ortiz v. Commonwealth doctrine and allow for local restrictions narrowly tailored to local necessities.”

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