By Tom Knighton
Something is in the water there in Pittsburgh. I don’t know what it is, but it’s affecting the minds of some of their city leaders, that’s for sure.
After all, they continue to persist in pushing this whole idea of local gun laws despite repeatedly being warned that they can’t do that. Pennsylvania has a preemption law, which means all gun laws have to gun from the state legislature. But Mayor Bill Peduto and company don’t really care.
We know they don’t care about any of that because they’ve basically said so.
Friction between the mayor and district attorney, as well as among Pittsburgh City Council members, over proposed gun legislation lit up Grant Street on Tuesday as the city prepares for what could be a marathon public hearing later this week.
A disagreement between Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr., which started with a Jan. 9 letter from Mr. Zappala to Councilman Corey O’Connor, continued Tuesday. Mr. Zappala wrote that the city’s gun bills were illegal and warned of the possibility of individual city lawmakers facing a criminal complaint.
“Why he wants to threaten council members with the potential of arrest if they would vote …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms