A judge has blocked a gun ban enacted by executive order from Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D), one week after the liberal mayor signed the EO.
Kenney last week attempted to outlaw firearms, even for legal gun owners, at city recreational facilities, despite state law barring such regulation. The order was quickly challenged by nonprofit gun group Guns Owners of America (GOA).
Judge Joshua Roberts, a Democrat, granted a “permanent injunction” against the order, effectively banning the enforcement of the EO, according to NBC Philadelphia.
“The law in Pennsylvania couldn’t be clearer,” GOA attorney Andrew Austin said in a statement following the ruling. “No municipality – including Philadelphia – may regulate the lawful possession of firearms in any manner.” Read more…