By Tom Knighton
The mayor of Pittsburgh may be bound and determined to ignore state law and ram through gun control laws, but the city council is taking a bit more of a cautious approach.
In particular, it agreed to hold a fact-finding meeting to get all the information before making a final decision. However, even that was controversial.
An as-yet-unscheduled “fact-finding” meeting on Pittsburgh’s gun control bills will be added to city council’s calendar, in addition to an already scheduled public hearing.
Perhaps fitting for the controversial issue, even the proposal to hold an extra meeting spurred disagreement.
Councilwoman Darlene Harris called for the post-agenda meeting at Wednesday’s council meeting. Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith seconded the motion.
“I’m going to attempt to get neutral people,” Ms. Harris said at the council table.
“Neutral people? What do you mean neutral?” asked the Rev. Ricky Burgess, who as Finance Committee chair presides over Wednesday’s standing committee meetings.
“We want to get facts,” Ms. Kail-Smith said.
Ms. Harris and Ms. Kail-Smith last month pulled their names from sponsorship of the gun bills, which aim to ban assault-style weapons and certain gun accessories and ammunition within city limits as well as establish a process for courts to remove weapons from the possession …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms