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Pittsburgh’s Illegal Gun Law to go into Effect Soon

It looks like it will be your Christmas gift, Pittsburgh residents.

A controversial gun-control law passed by Pittsburgh City Council will take effect within 10 days without Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s signature.

Whether it will be enforced remains to be seen.

The law, which many believe violates the state Constitution, requires gun owners to report a lost or stolen gun within 24 hours of noticing it’s gone. The measure is designed to stop the flow of guns into the streets through straw purchasers — people with clean records who buy guns to sell to criminals.

Pittsburgh: Where the Constitution is optional.

3 Responses to “Pittsburgh’s Illegal Gun Law to go into Effect Soon”

  1. OrangeNeckInNY says:

    Why do all these illegal guns laws come from anti-gun politicians with last names that look like they might be from some Soviet Bloc, Middle East country or something?

    Blagojevich, Ravenstahl, Obama, Emanuel, Clinton…

    Am I missing something here?

  2. travis bickle says:

    How do they plan on proving the precise point in time that a person “notices” that their firearms are missing? Is there a vague “should have known” clause in the Pittsburgh version just like the Philly law?

  3. Wolfwood says:

    “My gun got used in a felony? First I’ve heard of it!”

    Seriously, what do they expect people to say?

    “Ohmigosh, I need to talk to a desk sergeant RIGHT NOW! It’s been 23 hours and 55 minutes since my wife mentioned that my FAL isn’t where it usually is in the closet. I tore the house apart trying to find it but couldn’t and so I wanted to call in to report that it might be missing, just in case!”

    (ten minutes later…)

    “Sorry, found it; it was behind the CETME and I just couldn’t tell because the lighting was bad.”

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