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    Novel New Law Prompts Towns to Rescind Gun Control preempted by the state.

    Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their potentially problematic ordinances rather than face litigation.

    Joshua Prince, an attorney for four pro-gun groups and several residents, cited the new law in putting nearly 100 Pennsylvania municipalities on notice that they would face legal action unless they rescinded their firearms laws.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-.../11/id/617891/

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...n-crackdowns-/

    https://news.google.com/news/rtc?ncl=dCbHAKJjPLdR8AM

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    THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA, HOUSE BILL No. 80, Session of 2013 ... for limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition.

    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/...r=0080&pn=4318
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    "Novel New Law" is a redundancy. Novel means new. So, a new new law was passed?

    All the law does in give some teeth to the enforcement of an already existing law, preempting counties and local governments from regulating firearms. As before the new law, it was merely a misdemeanor for such to occur, but who would one charge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statkowski View Post
    "Novel New Law" is a redundancy. Novel means new. So, a new new law was passed?

    All the law does in give some teeth to the enforcement of an already existing law, preempting counties and local governments from regulating firearms. As before the new law, it was merely a misdemeanor for such to occur, but who would one charge?
    Not precisely so.

    "If something is novel, it is new but also original, fresh and unique."
    http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/novel

    The "novelty" is that it does have teeth which is in addition to it being new. There could well be a novel law that was not new or a new law that was not novel.

    So now PA has a new law with teeth looking for someone to bite. Seems that the list of potential volunteers is diminishing.

    .....the new law lets any “membership organization” like the NRA stand in and sue on behalf of any state member — and seek damages, Newsmax reported.
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    I stand corrected.

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