Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:29 PM EST
By MARC LEVY, AP
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.