“Writ of Mandamus” Would Force Allegheny County DA to prosecute Pittsburgh Mayor

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Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto
Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto

Pittsburgh, PA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Gun Owners of America (GOA) is supporting a “writ of mandamus” petition against Allegheny County District Lawyer Stephen Zappala to force him to accept private criminal complaints against Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and the City Council for violating the firearms preemption law.

Pennsylvania Director for GOA, Dr. Val Finnell, stated the following concerning this newest action:

“DA Zappala refused to accept private criminal complaints from many City of Pittsburgh residents who are rightly alleging criminal conduct on behalf of Mayor Peduto and six city council members for violating PA Code Title 18 §6120, the firearms preemption law. In refusing to accept the complaints, DA Zappala violated process cited in 234 Pa. Code Rule 506.

“The Mayor and City Council are also cited for ‘official oppression’ inside the petition, a charge that is a misdemeanor of the second degree (Title 18 §5301).

“These residents are sick and tired of politicians who willfully disregard the Constitution of the Commonwealth and state law. DA Zappala failed to give justice for these residents and has permitted criminal conduct on behalf of the Mayor and City Council to go unchecked. The ‘writ of mandamus’ petition will compel DA Zappala to accept and approach the complaints.”

The plaintiffs are represented by Lane Turturice, Esq. Mr. Turturice can be reached at 724-470-9640 for media interviews.

Plaintiffs in the case are also accessible for comment. Dr. Val Finnell, or a further GOA spokesperson, is accessible for interviews.


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Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization committed to guarding the proper to retain and bear arms without having compromise. GOA represents more than two million members and activists. For extra details, check out GOA’s Press Center.

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