According to Bloomberg, althought PA Mayors realize, “[they] don’t have enough political clout to win the battle,” they are still fighting the NRA on gun laws to protect their citizens. Mayor Nutter, along with mayors from Allentown, Chester, and other PA cities, originally, “backed a statewide law aimed at cracking down on trafficking by forcing residents to report lost and stolen firearms.” The NRA opposed it, which then caused it to die in the legislature. Not letting that keep them down, the Mayors said “fuck it” (our words, not theirs) and just passed similar rules on their own. The NRA tried to sue, and that didn’t work. The NRA’s next step? “Championing a bill that would let it sue cities over the reporting rules — even if no one is charged for breaking them.”
According to the article, many areas introduced bills to ban,”carrying weapons through public parks and into city-hall meetings” because no shit that shouldn’t be allowed. Mayor Nutter told Bloomberg, “They have an undue influence virtually everywhere … Whether it is Pennsylvania or other states or certainly with the federal government, there appears to be no ability on their part to seek common ground, to seek compromise, even a recognition that there is a violence problem in the United States of America.” There is no word on if he then dropped the mic and stomped away. The vote on the NRA-backed legislation stalled in June and is up for vote when the house reconvenes in September. You can read more here.