GOA Secures Permanent Injunction Against Philadelphia Mayor’s Illegal Order
By Caroline Thorman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2022
Philadelphia, PA – Less than one week after Mayor Jim Kenney signed an unlawful Executive Order to prohibit citizens from lawfully carrying at Philadelphia parks and recreational facilities, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas has permanently enjoined the City from enforcing the ban after a lawsuit was filed by Gun Owners of America (GOA) and several Pennsylvania members.
“The law in Pennsylvania couldn’t be clearer. No municipality – including Philadelphia – may regulate the lawful possession of firearms in any manner,” said Andrew Austin, attorney for GOA and the Plaintiffs. “Obviously, the City doesn’t care about that law or the concrete legal precedent affirming it, and since there are no consequences for them, they will continue to try to ram through illegal rules to the detriment of their own citizens. However, we’re grateful that the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas was willing to act so quickly to prohibit the mayor’s illegal action.”
“All of the anti-gun municipalities across the Commonwealth need to understand the message from this case: Gun Owners of America will not tolerate illegal bans, prohibitions, or restrictions on the Second Amendment in violation of Pennsylavania law. We stopped Mayor Kenney in less than a week, and we will do