Judge strikes down Pittsburgh’s ‘assault weapons’ ban, ‘red flag’ gun confiscation rule that defied state law

On Tuesday, a Pittsburgh judge struck down three gun control city ordinances that were passed following the mass shooting in 2018 at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue.

The ordinances restricted the possession of “assault weapons” and prohibited possession of high-capacity magazines in public places in the city limits, and also a “red flag” ordinance that permitted courts to confiscate weapons from a person deemed a danger to themselves or the public. Allegheny County Common Pleas Senior Judge Joseph M. James called the ordinances “void and unenforceable,” the Post Gazette reported.

Judge James’ opinion stated the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, “regulates the entire field of firearms and ammunition across the state of Pennsylvania

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