Philadelphia City Council passes gun control bill, legal challenge exp

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Jul 20, 2006
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City Council passed five gun control measures today that are expected to still face a legal challenges.

Mayor Nutter has said he will sign the bills into law. The five bills limit handgun purchases to one a month; require lost or stolen firearms to be reported to police within 24 hours; forbid individuals under protection from abuse orders from possessing guns if ordered by the court; allow removal of firearms from "persons posing a risk of imminent personal injury" to themselves or others, as determined by a judge; and outlaw the possession and sale certain assault weapons.

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