On December 15, 2009, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania (located near Pittsburgh) passed a new ordinance requiring gun owners to report their weapon stolen within 72 hours of discovering the theft. If owners fail to comply with the ordinance, they face a possible 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Opponents of the ordinance believe that it is an unreasonable burden on law-abiding citizens while doing little to deter criminals. Other opponents question the overall legality of the law.
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