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5 May 2007

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — The skyrocketing murder rate is forcing a showdown between city and state lawmakers, with City Council passing gun control legislation and threatening to sue the Legislature in order to enforce it. Only state lawmakers have the right to enact firearms laws in Pennsylvania. But with 137 homicides in Philadelphia so far this year, Councilman Darrell Clarke said the city had to do something. "It's utterly ridiculous where we are right now. It's an... (

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