FAST FIVE: Judge Grants Permanent Injunction Against Philadelphia Mayor's Ban On Guns In City Recreation Facilities

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Roberts of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas issued a permanent injunction (pdf) against the ban and permanently enjoined the city against enforcing the directive.

(Bing Guan/Reuters) Ban 'Directly Violates Pennsylvania Law' It allowed for individuals carrying guns in such places to be treated as trespassers if they refused to leave.

Less than 24 hours after signing the order, Gun Owners of America (GOA), a nonprofit organization aimed at protecting the right to keep and bear arms, filed suit against the order in state court.

“Pennsylvania law expressly preempts the Mayor from banning firearms in public recreational facilities.

A spokesperson for Mayor Kenney said the city is “disappointed” by the latest ruling while citing recent shooting incidents at recreation facilities across the city.

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