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Judge gives Pittsburgh deadline to respond to pre-emption lawsuit

By Bobby Kerlik
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

An Allegheny County judge this afternoon gave Pittsburgh 10 days to respond to a lawsuit over a controversial ordinance that penalizes gun owners who don't report lost or stolen guns within 24 hours of discovering they're missing.

The National Rifle Association and four residents sued the city April 24, saying council overstepped its authority and ignored state law, which prohibits cities from regulating the sale or transfer of weapons

Common Pleas Senior Judge R. Stanton Wettick held a brief conference this afternoon with attorneys from both sides. After the city files a response, a hearing could be scheduled.

The nation's largest gun control group, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, has said it will provide free legal services to help defend the city ordinance. No Brady officials were present today.

Bobby Kerlik can be reached at or 412-391-0927

Courtesy of The Pittsburgh Times Review
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