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BREAKING! Everytown’s 501(c)3 charity likely in violation of not-for-profit law (Pittsburgh gun ban)

Updated: Dec 26, 2019

We all know that Everytown has been doing most of the legal work for the city of Pittsburgh in order to allow them to enact a local ordinance banning certain firearms. One problem: it’s prohibited by the Pennsylvania state constitution:

PA Crimes Code Title 18 § 6120, “Limitation on the regulation of firearms and ammunition,” which states that “no county, municipality or township may in any manner regulate the lawful ownership, possession, transfer or transportation of firearms, ammunition or ammunition components when carried or transported for purposes not prohibited by the laws of this Commonwealth.”

Days after the 10/27/18 Tree of Life synagogue shooting, Eric Tirschwell of the Everytown Support Fund (a ”charity” that focuses on education and research) reached out to Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto and offered their support to fight against the PA crimes code (current law regarding preemption):

And the same person is currently behind (or the spokesman) the defense of this unconstitutional state measure. Full article here):

A group called Everytown for Gun Safety said its litigation team will help defend the city.
"Everytown is proud to stand with the City of Pittsburgh as it acts to prevent future gun violence after the horrific massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue, " said Eric Tirschwell, director of litigation for Everytown for Gun Safety, in a release posted online.
The statement said Everytown Law "will serve as co-counsel with the Pittsburgh City Solicitor's Office in defending the City of Pittsburgh in any litigation resulting from the city's passage of gun safety measures." Peduto had said previously that private attorneys were providing their services and support to the city for free.

Eric is a paid employee of the Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund: