By Tom Knighton
Pennsylvania has a preemption law on the books. That means individual communities can’t pass gun control laws. As a result, the state has a unified framework of gun regulations so that those traveling within it know them wherever they go.
It keeps people from being arrested for complying with the rules in 99 percent of the state, but crossing the wrong line somewhere and now suddenly being criminals.
That hasn’t stopped the Pittsburgh City Council from wanting to pass gun laws in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, though.
Now, even the district attorney is warning the council that it can’t pass these laws.
Allegheny County’s top law enforcer is advising the City of Pittsburgh to put a halt to its gun-control efforts, but some city council members are not backing down.
District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. issued a letter Jan. 9 to Councilman Corey O’Connor stating that city council does not have the authority to pass proposed gun legislation. Mr. Zappala’s office publicly shared the letter Tuesday on social media.
“As the District Attorney of Allegheny County for the past 20 years, I understand the efforts to curtail gun violence and limit the accessibility to assault weapons, ammunition, …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms