Strattanville Borough’s Proposed Gun Ordinance Has Many Up in Arms
STRATTANVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Strattanville Borough Council may meet more opposition than it had imagined as it attempts to enact a firearms ordinance.
(Photo: Kim Stolfer, chairman of the Firearms Owners Against Crime. Courtesy YouTube.)
According to an article on PrinceLaw.com, the Firearms Industry Consulting Group, a division of the Civil Rights Defense Firm, filed a letter in opposition to the proposal on behalf of its client, Firearms Owners Against Crime.
According to Attorney Joshua Prince, municipal firearm and ammunition regulation is unlawful pursuant to Article 1, Section 21 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, as affirmed by the PA Supreme Court in Ortiz v. Commonwealth, and our state preemption statute found in 18 Pa.C.S. § 6120.
“This hopscotching of the law has got to stop,” said Kim Stolfer, chairman of the Firearms Owners Against Crime. “We take this very seriously.”
Although Solicitor Montana was unwilling to share a copy of his proposed ordinance before submitting it to the Strattanville Borough Council on Wednesday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m., he did mention that he found Rose Valley Borough’s [unlawful] ordinance, which this ordinance would be based upon.
Prince’s article also indicated that in the event Strattanville Borough moves forward with the proposal, FOAC is prepared to file a legal challenge against the borough and request the district attorney to file criminal charges for violations of Section 6120.
Stolfer said FOAC, based in McMurray, Pa., has been fighting to strengthen the preemptive law because communities are continually trying to violate it.
“It was disturbing to hear a solicitor say that this might make people feel safe,” Stolfer said. “There are plenty of measures on the books to help keep people safe.”
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