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PA: It's official: Pennsylvania lawmakers pass first tough gun law in years
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Pennsylvania lawmakers Wednesday passed the first anti-violence legislation in more than a decade that deals directly with firearms, after years of lobbying by violence-prevention groups to persuade a Legislature historically protective of gun rights.
The bill would force people in Pennsylvania with a domestic violence ruling against them to more quickly surrender their guns, and advocates say February's Parkland, Fla., high school shooting that killed 17 people and the Me Too movement helped propel it.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 43-5 Wednesday to send the bill to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who plans to sign it.
|TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, ... shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.....