Pittsburgh City Council Lies About Reason for Moving Public Hearing on Firearm Proposals

It was recently reported that City Council was moving the Public Hearing on several gun control proposals (2018-1218, 2018-1219 and 2018-1220) scheduled for tonight, January 24, 2019, from the Chamber of the City-Council Building to the Lobby due to the Chamber’s capacity being limited to 200 individuals. The City also decided to preclude access through the main entrance on Grant Street and limit access through the Ross Street entrance.

However, today, we learned that the Pittsburgh Director of Licenses, Permits and
Inspections previously set a capacity of 200 individual for lobby. As such, since the City Council has blatantly lied about the reason for moving the Public Hearing, Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®), a division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., on behalf of its clients, Allegheny County Sportsmen’s League and Firearm Owners Against Crime (FOAC), filed a letter of objection, demanding that the Public Hearing be conducted in the Chamber and that the City reverse its decision to restrict access to the building through the Ross Street entrance. You can find a copy of the letter here.

If you are in a position to be able to support these matters, ACSL and FOAC would greatly appreciate donations, which can be made online through the Firm’s escrow account here – https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/civilrightsdefensefirm/trust. Simply place “ACSL/FOAC Pittsburgh Preemption Litigation” in the reference box.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an unlawful municipal firearm or ammunition regulation or ordinance, contact FICG today to discuss your options.


Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®) is a registered trademark and division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., with rights and permissions granted to Prince Law Offices, P.C. to use in this article.

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