Pittsburgh Officials Put Themselves Above the Law

by
posted on January 31, 2019
gun-law-gavel.jpg

In the aftermath of the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, liberal Pittsburgh leaders gave a predictable knee-jerk response: They immediately blamed the gun and came up with a series of restrictions that they are sure will stop violent attacks involving firearms.

So much for abiding by Pennsylvania’s state preemption law. Of course, if your name is Councilman Corey O’Connor, you apparently think the law doesn’t pertain to you.

“We’re doing what’s right, not only for our city, but we think this is what’s right across the country and nobody’s going to stop us from doing that,” O’Connor said.

And he said this after District Attorney Stephen Zappala wrote to the council members to explain that they were overstepping their bounds.

It looks like the Pittsburgh City Council is bent on becoming the very definition of tyranny, moving into the realm of lawlessness. Pennsylvania has thwarted such high-mindedness from municipalities before, so the Steel City’s latest efforts likely will be just another unenforceable law. It’s time for the state and its citizens to stand up to wasteful grandstanding.

Latest

Kamala Harris caricature
Kamala Harris caricature

If Only Kamala Harris Knew Something About Guns

Some of the loudest voices seeking to restrict our freedoms are, in fact, the most ignorant. One of these voices happens to also be the vice president of the United States.

Mainstream Media Blames Crime on Recent SCOTUS Decision

Some in the mainstream media seem to be insinuating that recent crimes are somehow the result of a recent Supreme Court decision.

NRA Releases Statement on Rahimi Decision

Today, in United States v. Rahimi, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the federal prohibition on firearms possession by individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders.

A Declaration of Independence From Joe Biden

It is incumbent upon an electorate to decline to reelect a president who has failed in his civic responsibilities.

Murder Capital USA

Those aligned with Biden’s policies have failed in their basic duty to keep Americans safe. This is painfully evident in our nation’s capital.

These Gun Owners Say Good Things About Our Future

Women are embracing their Second Amendment rights like never before. Whatever their motivations, it’s worth looking at the impact this demographic change might portend.



Get the best of America's 1st Freedom delivered to your inbox.