GOA-PA Statement on Mayor Peduto, Mom’s Demand Action Press Conference

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Mayor Peduto, Mom’s Demand Action Press Conference
GOA-PA Statement on Mayor Peduto, Mom’s Demand Action Press Conference

Pittsburgh, PA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) categorically opposes the call for draconian gun control measures proposed by Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, Governor Tom Wolf, and other Pennsylvania legislators. GOA’s Pennsylvania members demand that the state legislature vote against any and all gun control bills.

Pennsylvania Director for GOA, Dr. Val Finnell, stated the following after Mayor Peduto’s press conference with Moms Demand Action:

“Law-abiding citizens are being penalized for the atrocities committed in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio merely because they own similar rifles and standard-capacity magazines. Because of research directed by the the Centers for Disease Control, we know that guns are used 16-100 times more often to protect life than to take it. And some of these defensive gun uses include the employment of commonly owned, semi-automatic rifles.

Consider these examples:

  • A Houston man fired several rounds while fighting off five home invaders this year, using his AK-47 as his primary means of defense;
  • A Florida man utilized his AR-15 to fire 30 rounds while fighting off seven intruders; and,
  • A very petite Maryland mom chased three burglars out of her home simply by charging her AR-15.

“Additionally, the City of Pittsburgh recently passed three, illegal gun-control ordinances in violation of the Pennsylvania firearms preemption law. Mayor Peduto’s call for ending statewide preemption would create a patchwork quilt of confusing laws across the Commonwealth (e.g. in Allegheny County alone there are over 130+ municipalities). Instead, Gun Owners of America calls upon all state legislators to pass SB 531 to strengthen preemption and hold rogue mayors like Bill Peduto accountable for violating the Constitutional rights of citizens.

“’Red flag’ gun confiscation laws violate the due process rights of gun owners. Under these bills, the police or an ‘angry ex’ can petition a judge, requesting that someone be stripped of their Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights without the opportunity to face their accuser. Even the ACLU branches in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have issued memos in opposition to ‘red flag’ laws. The Rhode Island branch offered a 14-page analysis detailing ‘some serious due process concerns.’

“If Pennsylvania legislators want to ‘do’ something, GOA recommends immediate passage of Representative Aaron Bernstine’s ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill, HB 1412. This bill expands the rights of Pennsylvanians to defend themselves from a would-be attacker without seeking government permission first.

“Finally, Mayor Peduto’s recent statements are further evidence of his contempt for state law and the Constitutions of the Commonwealth and the United States. As such, GOA is urging every PA legislator to co-sponsor Representative Daryl Metcalfe’s impeachment resolution, HR 426.”


Gun Owners Of AmericaDr. Val Finnell, or another GOA spokesperson, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over two million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Press Center.

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Dlairdjr71
Dlairdjr71
1 year ago

Peduto & Wolf need removed from office and tried for treason. Mom’s demand action needs to get back in the kitchen and shut their pie holes!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Dlairdjr71

@Dlair, I don’t mean to be critical, but isn’t a state of being verb required. It is not treason. It is betrayal. As to these women, would you really want to eat anything that they made in the kitchen?

CEMinMO
CEMinMO
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

Betrayal, perjury AND treason. (See 18 USC, Sections 241 and 242.
Felonies with up to the Death Penalty if anyone gets hurt or dies as a result of their actions.)

Rock
Rock
1 year ago

6 of the past 7 mass shooters had no father figure in the home and most if not all, have been registered DEMOCRATS, just a little tid-bit. This isn’t at all mentioned in the Democrat owned and operated leftist media machine. Add to the fatherless home an unhealthy dose of nonstop violent/sick video games or movies, lack of parental guidance/control you are flirting with disaster. In a home with a father, he can counterbalance by instilling the right from wrong mindset and explain what is factual and nonfactual. As a child and early teen I had to be in house… Read more »

tomcat
tomcat
1 year ago
Reply to  Rock

@ Rock I understand that school teachers are telling kids to tell them if they are disciplined at home. I would say that puts the parents in a bad position if the kid gets mad and reports them to a teacher. When I was in grade school I was told that if I got a spanking at school that I would get two when I got home. Bill Clinton must have heard about this because, if you remember, he told gays in the military “if they don’t ask, don’t tell”. I did that long before he thought of it.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
1 year ago

The issue is NOT the gun. A gun is just a tool like any other tool. It can be used for good or evil but it can’t do either by itself as it is an inanimate object. Tools only do what the handler desires. Are there crazy people? Yes. Should crazy people have guns? no. That is a very, very small percentage of the population. The problem with the rest of the population is morals or, rather the lack of morals. Fully automatic weapons of war were available to the public for decades yet, almost none have been used against… Read more »

Rock
Rock
1 year ago

Talk about hitting the nail n the head…………. BULLSEYE !

Oldmarine
Oldmarine
1 year ago

People can die on your knees or standing up like a real person. That is the chose between Freedom and Suppression.

mlhtd51
mlhtd51
1 year ago

Thank You “Deplorable Bill”

mlhtd51
mlhtd51
1 year ago

Thank You “Deplorable Bill” For a 5 Star Comment.