A Pennsylvania court has struck down Philadelphia ordinances that deal with an assault weapons ban and limit purchases to one handgun per 30-day period. In the same opinion, the court upheld ordinances dealing with seizure of firearms from persons who pose a risk of imminent harm to themselves or others; prohibiting the acquisition and possession of firearms by persons subject to a protection from abuse order; and requiring that gun owners report lost or stolen firearms within 24 hours of realizing they're missing.
Panel Rejects Philadelphia Assault Weapons Ban, Gun Purchase Limit
The Legal Intelligencer
June 22, 2009