- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Gun owners in Allentown may soon be required again to report lost or stolen firearms to police.

The Morning Call reports (https://bit.ly/28VSdl7 ) the city is poised to reinstate firearms restrictions that were lifted last year after a state law was enacted that exposed municipalities to lawsuits from organizations like the National Rifle Association. The state Supreme Court rejected the law on Monday.

Mayor Ed Pawlowski says he plans to reintroduce the lost and stolen guns proposal next week. Proponents of the requirement say mandating that gun owners report lost or stolen firearms makes it harder for straw buyers to obtain guns for people prohibited from buying guns.

But gun rights advocates say the ordinance doesn’t work and the proposal is nothing but political theater.

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Information from: The Morning Call, https://www.mcall.com

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