Pittsburgh Gun Grabbing Laws Struck Down

The gun grabbers gave it a shot after the Tree Of Life Synagogue shooting, the standard stuff which mostly just effects law abiding citizens, but, a judge was not having it

Pittsburgh Gun Laws Enacted After Synagogue Massacre Are Struck Down

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday struck down three gun control ordinances enacted by the City of Pittsburgh after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue last year, saying that state law prevented the city from regulating firearms.

The ordinances, announced in December, include an assault weapons ban, a ban on large-capacity magazines and a measure that empowered courts to stop people from possessing firearms if they posed an imminent threat to themselves or others.

But Judge Joseph M. James of Allegheny County said in his opinion in the Court of Common Pleas that state law “pre-empts any local regulation pertaining to the regulation of firearms,” despite the “large amount of energy” the city put into arguing that its ordinances were lawful.

The gun grabbers, primarily leftists, can’t argue that a city should be able to do what they want over state law, as they already made the bed about higher government having supremacy during the Arizona SB1070, ie “show me your papers” law, issue, where they argued that federal law had precedence over state, and state law couldn’t be tougher.

Joshua Prince, a lawyer for the gun rights groups and others who sued the city, said Judge James’s decision showed that Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, who championed the measures, and the City Council are “neither above the law nor a special class of citizens that may violate the law with impunity.”

“The city’s gun control sought to eviscerate the inviolate right of the residents of the commonwealth to keep and bear arms and ensnare law-abiding citizens through a patchwork of laws,” he said in a statement Tuesday.

None of the laws passed would cause problems for criminals, just those who follow the law and aren’t wackjobs who want to violate other laws, like committing murder.

(Newsweek) Gun control laws passed in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after a mass shooting in October 2018 at the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue have been deemed “void and unenforceable” by an Allegheny County judge, according to KWWL. Pennsylvania state law does not allow municipalities to regulate guns.

In his ruling, Judge Joseph James cited the Uniform Firearms Act (UFA), saying “the UFA preempts any local regulation pertaining to the regulation of firearms.”

So, besides being against state law, they are unenforceable. The city plans to waste taxpayer money on an appeal. Not sure why, as there is this whole law thing.

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3 Responses to “Pittsburgh Gun Grabbing Laws Struck Down”

  1. Kye says:

    By this time of life we all should realize the entire city suing state, state suing the feds and the feds suing everybody is just a money making scam for poor quality lawyers who have to work for some government entity to earn money. Big money. Plus, as an aside the left wins some and each little win is a step toward their beloved authoritarian rule. We are losing all our freedoms one small leftist law suit at a time.

    Really Judge? Really? “Judge Joseph James cited the Uniform Firearms Act (UFA), saying “the UFA preempts any local regulation pertaining to the regulation of firearms.” Then how is it Philly, Detroit, Chicago and many more cities and states make it illegal for the law abiding citizen to own a gun? Or have a billion gun laws far exceeding our “right to keep AND bear”?

  2. Hooda Thunkett says:

    We know that the lawsuit is one of several in different states, all financed by GrastroTurf leader Big Daddy WarBloomberg. The intent here is to get the camel’s nose into the pre-eminence tent to overthrow it in at least one state, then go federal with it. Besides, it keeps us busy while they plan something else.

  3. taminator013 says:

    Peduto is a moonbat of the first order. He is championing all things green, all things gay, and all inclusiveness and diversity in addition to trying to deprive law abiding citizens of their rights. In other words, he’s trying to turn Pittsburgh into a mini Seattle. I’m glad that the lovely missus and I fled that fledgling hellhole fifteen years ago………………

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