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Win or lose, the constitutional challenges to local gun laws in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and other Pennsylvania communities appear to be helping build grassroots pressure on Harrisburg lawmakers to follow New Jersey’s lead and enact tougher statewide gun-control measures.

Even as the latest court ruling dealt a blow to Philadelphia’s 2008 gun laws, Lancaster became the eighth town to enact its own requirement that owners must report lost or stolen weapons.

In addition to Philadelphia, officials in Pittsburgh, Allentown, Reading, Easton, Pottsville, and Wilkinsburg have adopted such ordinances in hopes of forcing the hand of lawmakers who toe the National Rifle Association line.

For more, go to: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/opinion/20090629_Editorial__Mayors_take_aim_on_illegal_guns.html//

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— If the 2nd Amendment is Federally Protected, Can Local Gun Ban Attempts Be Shot Down? http://www.hotindienews.com/2009/06/29/104506//

— In Tennessee, similar reactions to loosened gun laws:http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/dpp/news/local/062909_Local_Governments_Fire_Back_at_Gun_Bills//

— Beale Street bar owners resist newly loosened gun law; http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kuar/news.newsmain/article/0/0/1523683/FM.89.Features/Beale.Street.bar.owners.resist.newly.loosened.gun.law//

— Tennessee cities rush to ban guns in local parks; http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090629/NEWS02/906290329/1009/Tennessee+cities+rush+to+ban+guns+in+local+parks//

— Germantown To Consider Banning Guns In Parks; http://www.myeyewitnessnews.com/news/local/story/Germantown-To-Consider-Banning-Guns-In-Parks/vGSdpJ7dpEGUgewEZn39eQ.cspx//

-- Gun compromise suggested for Spring Fling;[http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090630/SPORTS07/90630065/1002/SPORTS/Gun+compromise+suggested+to+keep+Spring+Fling+in+Murfreesboro//](http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090630/SPORTS07/90630065/1002/SPORTS/Gun+compromise+suggested+to+keep+Spring+Fling+in+Murfreesboro//)

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