HARRISBURG – PA’s state Senate is advancing two firearms bills. Senate Bill 448 allows for an individual or member organization to sue a county or municipality that implements a local firearms ordinance in violation of existing state law and allows for individuals adversely affected by local action to seek relief and damages. It also puts the burden on the municipality to defend its actions instead of placing the burden on the individual. Senate Bill 565 decriminalizes the carrying of guns without a license. Use of firearms, whether criminal or for self-defense, is still controlled by other statutes that remain unchanged. Both bills go to the PA House. Gov. Tom Wolf has said he would veto both bills.