Pennsylvania’s rabidly anti-gun Democrat Attorney General Kathleen Kane has publicly announced that she will not fulfill her office’s duty to defend a state law, instead leaving it to the Governor’s office to defend a new firearms law pre-emption bill recently enacted.
In recent years, some of the Democrat-controlled big cities in the Keystone State have enacted their own gun control laws in their fiefdoms, leaving that state with a patchwork of laws regarding guns. The new law was mean to make gun laws uniform, but that didn’t sit well with anti-gun Democrats. Including Kane.
You can bet your bottom dollar she would be defending a new state law providing for gay marriage.
However, supporting firearm civil rights for all?
Nah, not Kathy Kane.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is leaving it to the governor’s office to defend a lawsuit challenging a law backed by the National Rifle Association that was designed to dismantle illegal municipal firearms ordinances, officials said Friday.
A spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett said the governor’s legal office will defend the law against the challenge led by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster. Kane’s office sent word earlier in the week that she would not take the case.
Corbett, a Republican who opposes new forms of gun control, signed the law last month. The law widens the ability of the NRA or gun owners to successfully sue over municipal firearms ordinances.
“We can find no legitimate reason for the attorney general to decline to defend the commonwealth in this case,” said Corbett’s spokesman, Jay Pagni.