Office of Mayor William Peduto
Statement By Mayor William Peduto on Commonwealth Court Ruling Act 192 Unconstitutional

PITTSBURGH, PA (June 25, 2015) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement today after the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania declared unconstitutional state Act 192, which gave the National Rifle Association legal standing to challenge municipal firearms laws. The City of Pittsburgh last year joined the cities of Philadelphia and Lancaster and several legislators in filing the legal challenge of the Act:

"This law was clearly unconstitutional from the outset, and designed to threaten Pittsburgh and other cities trying to protect their neighborhoods from illegal guns. I'm overjoyed that the court system is joining us in standing up for citizens and public safety instead of special rights for the gun lobby."

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