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Wolf gets bills to protect selling guns during disasters

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation heading to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf repeals long-standing laws intended to control gun-carrying and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms dealers during disaster emergencies declared by a governor. One bill would repeal a provision that allows the governor to suspend or limit the sale of firearms during an emergency. The other would prevent firearms-related business from being shuttered during an emergency. Both bills passed in the Senate by the same margin with all Republican senators and the lone independent backing them. Wolf, a Democrat, hasn’t said whether he would sign or veto the bills. He has vetoed other bills passed by lawmakers that sought to limit his powers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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