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Philadelphia's gun laws

Mayor Nutter says some gun shops are part of the crime problem. One owner deflects the comments.Read the article

Continuing coverage on violence in the city of Philadelphia, including interactive maps.

Philadelphia's gun laws (.pdfs)

Law on "straw purchases"

Law on reporting lost/stolen handguns

Law on certain assault weapons

Law on gun ownership by those under protection-from-abuse orders

Law on temporary removal of guns from some people

Statement from the National Rifle Association after the laws were signed. The NRA is a party in a lawsuit against the city.

Statement from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association of the firearms industry, after a temporary restraining order was issued against the city.