HARRISBURG – State senators in Harrisburg approved legislation to help gun owners and gun-rights organizations collect damages in court from cities that passed their own firearms restrictions that were found to violate state law. Despite a veto threat by Gov. Tom Wolf, House Bill 979 passed the Republican-controlled chamber, 32-17, with three Democrats joining every Republican in support of it. The bill now goes to Gov. Wolf’s desk. PA has long prohibited its municipalities from enforcing firearms ordinances that regulate guns and ammunition. That law is being challenged in court by Philadelphia and other municipalities.