Last night Conshohocken Council unanimously enacted an ordinance I introduced which requires Conshohocken residents to inform police within 72 hours of their firearm being lost or stolen. The ordinance imposes stiff penalties to those who do not comply.
The intent is simple: support our police in cracking down on “straw” purchases of firearms. Conshohocken follows Hatfield Township and Norristown in adopting such measures in Montgomery County as well as numerous other communities throughout Pennsylvania. You can read more about Lost or Stolen efforts throughout Pennsylvania from the Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
I am proud that we enacted this common-sense legislation which has the support of Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Col. Frank E. Pawlowski as well as both Democratic and Republican legislators, including Sen. Daylin Leach and Reps. Mike Gerber, Matt Bradford, Mike Vereb and Rick Taylor.
UPDATE: CeaseFirePA just issued a press release (click to download) describing some of the latest Lost or Stolen initiatives in the Philadelphia suburbs, including Conshohocken’s new ordinance.