Lawsuits against Pittsburgh mounting following passage of gun legislation

Lawsuits against Pittsburgh mounting following passage of gun legislation

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56 minutes ago Second Amendment advocates filed two more lawsuits contending Pittsburgh’s gun ban violates the Pennsylvania Constitution and are seeking to have Mayor Bill Peduto and six city council members held in contempt. The suits were filed Tuesday in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court by attorney Joshua Prince on behalf of multiple groups, including Firearm Owners Against Crime and the Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League, and area residents Fred Rak and Saadyah Averick, both of Pittsburgh, and Matthew Boarderly of Avella, who serves as a security director at Heinz Field, Stage AE and the A.J. Palumbo Center. One is a petition seeking to have Peduto and council members Bruce Kraus, Ricky Burgess, R. Daniel Lavelle, Deb Gross, Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger held in contempt of court for approving the legislation despite the state preemption law and a 1995 court order. The second is a complaint alleging Pittsburgh’s gun bills approved by council last week and signed by Peduto on Wednesday are unconstitutional and violate the state law. The bans take effect in 60 days. Both ask the court to declare the gun bills illegal and order Peduto and the council members to pay all legal fees incurred by the city and plaintiffs and any fines levied against the city. Four city residents with help from the National Rifle Association also sued the city Tuesday seeking a similar outcome. Peduto was unavailable for comment. He was in Toledo on Wednesday attending a U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting on strategies […]

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