Pittsburgh Mayor Declares Intent to Ban Guns in Violation of State Law
Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Last week, we reported that it was likely that sweeping gun control measures would be proposed in Pittsburgh. Today, December 14, 2018, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto held a press conference to propose a trio of anti-gun city ordinances that, if enacted, would constitute a direct violation of Pennsylvania’s state firearms preemption law and Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent.
At the event, Peduto was joined by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, who benefitted from $500,000 in spending from Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety during his 2018 re-election bid, and City Council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger.
Not content to spearhead his own city’s violation of state law, Peduto called for municipalities throughout the country to ignore state statutes duly enacted by their residents’ elected representatives. A press release from the mayor’s office chronicling the conference explained, “Mayor Peduto has asked cities around the country to support Pittsburgh’s measures and/or introduce similar legislation to create nationwide momentum behind the critically needed gun changes.”
Councilmember O’Connor, who purportedly authored the anti-gun proposals, took a similar tack, stating that …Read the Rest