HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court is stopping a Philadelphia ordinance that requires gun owners to tell police when a firearm has been lost or stolen. A three-judge Commonwealth Court panel on Monday issued a permanent injunction, saying the Uniform Firearms Act preempts city ordinances. One of the judges says the decision is legally correct but warns it also puts people’s lives at risk.

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Philadelphia Police had sought a $2,000 fine against a man charged with violating the reporting mandate. The judges cited a 1996 state Supreme Court decision that said assault weapons restrictions in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh weren’t allowed, saying the Legislature alone can regulate guns.