Skip to comments.Pittsburgh appeals judge’s rejection of firearm restrictions
Posted on 05/04/2020 5:24:12 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh are asking a state court to overturn a judges order striking down firearm restrictions approved after a 2018 mass shooting at a synagogue.
The three ordinances were approved in April 2019 following the October 2018 mass shooting at Pittsburghs Tree of Life Synagogue that killed 11 worshippers. Gun rights advocates fought the ordinances, and a judge struck down the measures in October, saying Pennsylvania law forbids municipalities from regulating firearms and the ordinances were void and unenforceable.
City lawyers argue in briefs filed late last week that neither lawmakers nor the states highest court had ever expressly said or held that cities are completely powerless to act in this area. They said local governments authority to regulate firearms to protect citizens may be limited, but it is not extinguished.
The ordinances would have restricted military-style assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle authorities said was used in the attack. They would also have banned most uses of armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines and allowed temporary seizure of guns from those deemed a danger to themselves or others.
Joshua Prince, an attorney with Berks County-based Civil Rights Defense Firm, which represented the plaintiffs, said Pittsburgh is spending taxpayer money on a frivolous appeal regarding its illegal ordinances.
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Totalitarians never want to take no for an answer.
The Second Amendment trumps your feelings on the issue.
Seems pretty clear and the case law is also clear.
[n]o county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.
They keep the legal fight going with citizens tax dollars.
A pox on their houses.
The best part of this news is that the “correct” action was taken by a local judge... Does not happen too often...If ever...
Although your statement is true, you neglected to mention how much cash these sexual intellectual’s can gain from the system, by dragging it out.
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