PA Bill Number: HR604
Title: Declaring gun violence a social epidemic that requires immediate action and condemning the National Rifle Association's increasingly extreme and ...
Description: Declaring gun violence a social epidemic that requires immediate action and condemning the National Rifle Association's increasingly extreme and ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: Nov 14, 2019
Another Monumental Win: FOAC and FPC Defeat Pittsburgh in Preemption Battle; Peduto Plans Revenge on Gun Owners
On Tuesday (Oct. 29) FOAC, working with Firearms Policy Coalition and through the tremendous talents of our attorney Joshua Prince, defeated the City of Pittsburgh, in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, in their continuing attempts to pass 'illegal' gun laws in defiance of PA Preemption law. Despite the chicanery of the Everytown anti-gun lawyers, Eric Tirschwell and his paid mercenaries, Judge James once again (24 years later) saw through the decipt of Mayor Peduto and ruled against ALL 3 anti-gun ordinances.
SO, for NOW gun owners are technically safe for the 'moment' BUT. . .
The one remaining action, at the Court of Common Pleas level, against the City of Pittsburgh is the Allegheny County Sportsmen's League action to hold Peduto and Pittsburgh accountable for violating the Consent Decree from 1995 wherein the City pledged, in the decree, that they would abide by state law (double pinky swear?).
Now word is leaking out that Pittsburgh Democrat politicos are FURIOUS and that behind the scenes, Mayor Peduto and Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald (another Democrat anti-gunner) are planning their revenge on Judge James through alledged ethics charges to remove him from the bench. YES, you heard that right, they are planning to 'get even' for a sitting judge doing his job and following the law, something neither one seems capable of.
From the link to Joshua Prince's blog article below:
Apparently, Mayor Peduto and Chief Executive Fitzgerald will be filing a frivolous ethics complaint and taking other action against Judge James, in a disgusting attempt to unseat him, for upholding the Pennsylvania Constitution and binding precedent, even after Mayor Peduto, on December 14, 2018, acknowledged publicly that the City of Pittsburgh lacked the legal authority to enact Ordinances 2018-1218, 2018-1219, and 2018-1220. Likewise, on January 7, 2019, City Councilwoman Strassburger declared. . .
On TOP of this Peduto is publicly stating that the City already figured that they would lose and are planning to appeal this case all the way to the US Supreme Court.
We are asking that you contact your state representatives, inform them of this despicable attempt at bullying the judiciary, and demand that they immediately enact HB 1066 - enhancing our state firearms and ammunition preemption statute to provide for attorney fees and costs, where a municipality violates the law - and support HR 426, the resolution calling for the impeachment of Mayor Peduto. Make sure to contact House and Senate Leadership AND the Governor's office to insist upon accountability and enforcement of the Rule of Law!
IF any of your friends and fellow gun owners 'thought' that this action would end anti-gun efforts to undermine the Constitution then these developments should put an end to the illusion. It is up to US to stop Peduto and Bloomberg's anti-gun minions and we will need 'YOUR' help 'MORE' than ever in the coming days, weeks and months! We would NOT be here without all of YOUR sacrifice and commitment but this is ONLY round 1 of the fight of the decade! Please try to help 'if' you can and THANK YOU! Donate to the legal fight at this link: https://foac-pac.org/Donate