HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill to help gun owners and gun-rights groups seek civil damages from governmental bodies that pass firearms restrictions. House Bill 939 would have given a pathway to the courts for people adversely impacted by ordinances, rules, or other actions that violate limits in state law. The aggrieved parties would have been able to collect damages and to seek a court injunction. Wolf’s veto message calls the legislation an attack on local governments seeking to address gun violence and says it displays indifference to the safety of state residents.

GOV. TOM WOLF