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16 December 1999

Philadelphia Inquirer

HARRISBURG — Over objections of Philadelphia's incoming mayor and despite pleadings of Philadelphia's out-going mayor, Gov. Ridge signed into law yesterday a bill that bans Philadelphia from suing gun makers. "This is an issue inseparable from a basic constitutional right, the right to bear arms," said Ridge spokesman Tim Reeves. "We have in many instances held we should have one government policy on constitutional issues, not 5,000," he added, referring to the... (

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