Online Petition Calls For End Of Mayor Peduto And City Council's Proposed Gun Ban

The petition has already met its 1000 signature goal

Andrew Limberg
December 18, 2018 - 1:07 pm

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - An online petition calling for an end to the proposed gun ban in Pittsburgh is gaining traction online.

The petition posted on the conservative website StandUnited has already surpassed its goal of 1,000 signatures with over 1,180.

Related: Gun Control Bills To Be Introduced To Pittsburgh City Council

The petition states the proposed ban is illegal:

To Mayor Peduto and Pittsburgh City Council:

As a concerned citizen of the City of Pittsburgh or an individual who works, travels or does business in the City, I urge you to oppose proposed Ordinances 2018-1218, 2018-1219, and 2018-1220. The proposed legislation is a clear violation of the state preemption law, established PA Supreme Court precedent and would constitute criminal action by the Mayor and City Council if passed.

Municipalities have no authority to control firearms and I consider these ordinances to be brazen lawlessness. If necessary, I am prepared to file a private criminal complaint with Allegheny County District Attorney Steve Zappala asking for the Mayor and City Council to be prosecuted for violations of 18 Pa.C.S. § 5301 (official oppression) and 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120 (preemption).

Again, I urge you to drop your sponsorship for these Ordinances immediately. Firearms Owners Against Crime will keep me posted as to your actions.

Many of the comments supporting the petition say it violates the 2nd amendment of the United States Constitution.

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