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Judge strikes Philly’s local ban on guns at recreations centers, playgrounds

A judge is blocking Philadelphia from enforcing a new ban on firearms in recreation centers, citing a state law that bars local governments from regulating guns….Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney and his parks commissioner in late September issued an executive order prohibiting guns in city-run facilities and grounds, including courts, recreation centers, playgrounds and pools.

They signed the ban shortly after Tiffany Fletcher, an employee at the Mill Creek Recreation Center in West Philadelphia, was shot and killed while on the job.

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