Restraining Nutter

Looks like the groundwork is being laid for a lawsuit.  As much as I might think a straightjacket is the best way to restrain the good mayor, I’ll settle for a temporary restraining order for now:

Fairfax, VA-Today in Pennsylvania court, the National Rifle Association (NRA) filed for a temporary restraining order blocking the City of Philadelphia from enforcing recently enacted gun control measures. Pennsylvania’s state preemption law maintains uniformity over a statewide system of gun laws by barring municipalities from enacting gun control laws that are more restrictive than those passed by the state legislature. NRA is joined in this effort by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and local citizens of Philadelphia.

Last week, Philadelphia’s city council passed a package of gun control bills that were clearly preempted by state law. Mayor Michael Nutter, in a brazen act of lawlessness, signed the bills. District Attorney Lynne Abraham warned the city council and mayor that their taxpayer-funded folly was unconstitutional.

“Apparently, Philadelphia politicians believe they can circumvent the will of the Pennsylvania legislature,” said Chris W. Cox, NRA’s chief lobbyist. “This is the third time the City of Philadelphia has tried to thwart state law by passing its own gun control restrictions. First it tried suing the state legislature, then it tried strong-arming the state legislature, and now it has decided to ignore state law altogether.  Despite what it seems to believe, the City of Philadelphia is not above the law.”

I’m going to bet the temporary restraining order is granted, given how the law couldn’t be more crystal clear.

3 Responses to “Restraining Nutter”

  1. wizardpc says:

    Do you think that the city will honor the restraining order? What would the consequences be for violating it? Fines? Jailtime?

  2. Sebastian says:

    Contempt of court. Lawsuits. Lots of stuff.

  3. Joe says:

    Yea all that and if nutter really wants to mess with the NRA hes gonna have another thing comming to him because they could have hime thrown out of office and in jail so I hope he goes for it because I don’t like anyone who thinks they are above the law.