Pittsburgh, PA — Back in April 2019, the Pittsburgh City Council voted to violated PA law as it approved several new gun laws. Those laws were recently struck down based on the work of many different hands. Below is a press release we were sent by the USCCA:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Finally, America’s Responsible Protectors Win Their Day in Court
USCCA Celebrates Defeat of Illegal Pittsburgh Gun Laws
Self-defense and gun rights advocates just won a huge victory against a series of three restrictive gun ordinances passed by the Pittsburgh City Council earlier this year. On October 29, a judge struck down all three of the city’s ordinances, which unlawfully regulated firearms and ammunition within the city.
“Of course, we’re thrilled with the decision. It’s just not every day you see a victory like this for responsibly armed Americans. I think a huge part of the problem is that many people simply don’t understand this simple fact. Responsible gun owners are amongst the most law-abiding citizens in the country. At the end of the day, we’re focused on protecting the people we love,” said Tim Schmidt, president and founder of the United States Concealed Carry Association.
In April 2019, the Pittsburgh City Council voted to break Pennsylvania law and approved the new gun restrictions. USCCA opposed these proposals, and the company delivered a letter directly to the city council urging them not to further restrict the residents’ right to defend themselves.
- Link to article: https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/about/press-room/uscca-president-tim-schmidt-urges-pittsburgh-city-council-to-oppose-anti-second-amendment-legislation-support-responsibly-armed-americans/
“I do believe we are making progress. I have a lot of hope for the future. But we know there are still many more battles to come. There will be new laws restricting law-abiding gun owners. There will likely be appeals to overturn our hard-earned victories. We need to stay strong and keep our focus on what really matters. We need to continue to defend and empower law-abiding Americans to be the strongest protectors they can be,” said Tim Schmidt.
- Link to decision: https://blog.princelaw.com/2019/10/29/pittsburghs-illegal-gun-ordinances-struck-down/
The decision also comes right as responsible gun owners prepare to rally for their rights in Washington, D.C., on November 2.
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