IT HAS LONG SEEMED that pigs would fly before the state Legislature passed a sensible bill on lost and stolen guns and the governor signed it. Of course, if pigs did fly, someone from the National Rifle Association would try to shoot them down.
But the seemingly impossible has happened. House Bill 898 passed the Senate, 49-0, earlier this month and on Thursday Gov. Corbett signed it.
This law should put pressure on those who attempt straw purchases - the buying of guns by people who are entitled to have them and the subsequent sale of the weapons to criminals who are not.