Pittsburgh Gun Ordinances Fail as Preempted  

In Firearm Owners Against Crime v. City of Pittsburgh, ___ A.3d ___, 2022 WL 1698851 (Pa.Cmwlth. May 27, 2022), the court found that ordinances adopted by the City of Pittsburgh regulating the use of assault weapons and large capacity magazines and an “extreme risk” ordinance intended to prohibit certain individuals from possessing or using a firearm, violated the preemption provisions in Section 6120(a) of the Uniform Firearms Act. It held that the UFA “contains a prolific, sweeping, and expansive force of preemption and the cases strongly suggest that an ordinance will be preempted so long as it touches upon or relates to the field of firearm regulation ‘in any manner.’”  

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