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City of Philadelphia Announces Lawsuit Against Gun Shops That Facilitate Illegal Straw Purchasing of Firearms


The lawsuit alleges that several firearms vendors have engaged in illegal straw purchasing transactions which have supplied Philadelphia’s crime gun market and perpetuated gun violence across the city.

Philadelphia, PA — Today, the City of Philadelphia announced that it has filed a lawsuit against several firearms vendors that it alleges have recklessly and repeatedly engaged in straw purchasing transactions, consequently fueling gun violence in Philadelphia. Two vendors located in Northeast Philadelphia, Frank’s Gun Shop & Shooting Range and Delia’s Gun Shop, and Tanner’s Sports Center located in Jamison, PA, are named in the lawsuit filed by the City of Philadelphia with co-counsel Everytown Law and the law firm, Kramer Levin.

More information regarding the specifics of this case can be found here.