On December 18, 2018, Mayor Peduto and the Pittsburgh City Council proposed several ordinances to ban firearms, ammunition, and accessories. All of these ordinances are all a clear violation of the Pennsylvania state preemption law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court case law, and criminal statutes.
These draconian measures would make possessing or even transporting certain types of guns, ammunition, and accessories a crime. Their goal is simple: to restrict your Constitutional rights and take your guns. One of the ordinances also gives the police the right to seize guns from your home without due process, a clear violation of your 4th Amendment rights.
Moreover, the City's actions are also criminal in nature, violating 18 Pa.C.S. § 5301 (official oppression) and 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120 (preemption). If the Mayor and City Council pass these ordinances, they can and should be prosecuted under state law.
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