USCCA: America’s Responsible Protectors Win Their Day in Pennsylvania Court

Pittsburgh Gun Laws Peduto Synagogue Shooting

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, surrounded by supporters and family members of Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims, signs three gun-control bills into law, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

From the USCCA . . .

USCCA Celebrates Defeat of Illegal Pittsburgh Gun Laws

The USSCA is hailing a long overdue decision by a Pennsylvania judge this week for striking down all three of Pittsburgh’s restrictive and unlawful gun ordinances that were passed by the City Council earlier this year.   Calling it “a huge victory for self-defense and gun rights advocates,” the USCCA has been a vocal opponent of the Pittsburgh ordinances since they were first announced last December.

USCCA’s President and Founder Tim Schmidt made the following statement today:

“Of course, we’re thrilled with the decision. It’s just not every day you see a victory like this for responsibly armed Americans.  A huge part of the problem is that many people simply don’t understand this simple fact: Responsible gun owners are amongst the most law-abiding citizens in the country. At the end of the day, we’re focused on protecting the people we love.”

In April 2019, the Pittsburgh City Council voted to break Pennsylvania law and approved the three new gun restrictions, which unlawfully regulated firearms and ammunition within the city.  The USCCA was among those who warned the City Council that its actions were illegal.  In January, the USCCA delivered a letter directly to the city council urging them not to further restrict the residents’ right to defend themselves and to instead focus their attention on supporting responsibly armed Americans, such as law enforcement and concealed carry permit holders, who are often the first line of defense in active shooter situations.

“I do believe we are making progress. I have a lot of hope for the future. But we know there are still many more battles to come. There will be new laws restricting law-abiding gun owners. There will likely be appeals to overturn our hard-earned victories. We need to stay strong and keep our focus on what really matters. We need to continue to defend and empower law-abiding Americans to be the strongest protectors they can be,” Schmidt concluded today.

The decision also comes right as responsible gun owners prepare to rally for their rights in Washington, D.C., on November 2 and USCCA’s Director of Content Kevin Michalowski will be among those in attendance this Saturday.

The U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) provides self-defense education, training and legal  protection to responsible American gun owners. The USCCA is the largest and fastest-growing association whose sole focus is the responsibly armed American.


  1. avatar GS650G says:

    Savory victory indeed.

  2. avatar Specialist38 says:

    Nice to see a true win.

  3. avatar Darkman says:

    Liberals Never let the law get in the way of their agenda. They just attack from a different angle. The only for sure way to stop a Liberal politician is. #Sixfootdirtface. Unfortunately that takes Karma and Time.

  4. avatar LifeSavor says:

    Pennsylvania is a hunting state. 58% of our total acreage is forest. 1.5 million acres of that is state game lands. There are still school systems that close for the first day or two of hunting season.

    Outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburg, we are mostly red, with the Lehigh Valley a contested purple.

    The anti-gun crowd will not win here as long as we stay alert and are ready to mobilize.

    1. avatar frank speak says:

      a supportive democratic governor…and a left-leaning supreme court mean that this fight is not yet over…

  5. avatar NORDNEG says:

    Excellent,,, nice too win once in a while,,,,B. Peduto looks like a pud anyway…

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      “Excellent,,, nice too win once in a while,,,,B. Peduto looks like a pud anyway…”

      Textbook photo of a Marxist pud.

      1. avatar LazrBeam says:

        Well, he can go pound his pud now.

        1. avatar frank speak says:

          he has “friends” on council to do that for him…

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      think we can all agree peduto is an arrogant ass…

  6. avatar Mark N. says:

    When is USCCA going to tell us what it plans to do about its big fine and banishment from Washington State?

    1. avatar frank speak says:

      strangely silent about that….

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    Good going!

  8. avatar brodirt says:

    Would have like to seen a sis sponge order removing all those who voted in favor of the bill as having patently violates their respective paths of office.

    1. avatar Brodirt says:

      F’in auto correct! “sua sponte.”

      1. avatar LifeSavor says:

        It seemed maybe not a good idea to ask what a ‘sis sponge’ is. Lots of ways that could go. LOL!!

        1. avatar frank speak says:

          when it comes to peduto…that term would be applicable…one of the worst mayors this city has ever had…his agenda seems focused elsewhere….

    2. avatar Hannibal says:

      We’d run out of legislators. But then again, do you really want the courts to be able to remove people from elected office if the judge decides they have violated their oath via a vote?

      I don’t think you really want that… unless you can be sure of every judge.

  9. avatar Quest says:

    Out of curiosity, did the gun and magazine bans grandfather in priorly owned objects? If not, people would have cause to sue, if they were forced to dispose of their property because of a clearly unlawful law.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      Those suits are generally thrown out as the government claims that gun owners can sell the items in question out of state or jurisdiction.

  10. avatar the time has come says:

    This is peanuts compared to what is at the Supreme Court and in the pipeline.

    It is not longer a question of IF but WHEN.

  11. avatar BusyBeef says:

    where’s the criminal penalties for the thugs who voted and signed this?

    1. avatar Someone says:

      This. What is stopping them to enact the same or even worse shit next time? Until the gun grabbers get held personally responsible for their law breaking, they will just keep throwing stuff up the wall. We spend lots of time and money getting it overturned, but it costs them nothing to keep at it.

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      they’re a pansy bunch…defining them as “thugs” seems laughable…

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