Posted January 26, 2019 9:30 am by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Pittsburgh is going to do it.

That’s the thought that keeps running through my head as I watch the trainwreck unfolding in a place that I normally associate with sports and the steel industry. I keep waiting and hoping that despite his politics, Mayor Bill Peduto will show some sense and recognize that his efforts to impose gun control on the city are quixotic at best.

Thursday night, Pittsburgh took an important step in doing just that. They held a meeting where hundreds of people voiced their thoughts on the proposed “assault weapon” ban.

And it was ridiculous.

Hundreds of citizens from the City of Pittsburgh packed into the City-County building in an open discussion before city council.

The lobby of the City-County Building was turned into a meeting room, with people standing in line for hours to speak for three minutes before city council.

The event that started at 6 p.m. lasted more than four hours. Community members waited for hours to speak their mind on proposed gun legislation being brought before lawmakers in the wake of the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Oct. 2018. One 112 people signed up online beforehand to speak about proposed gun control legislation. More people …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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