By Tom Knighton
Public support for gun control typically increases in the wake of a mass shooting. We’ve all seen it. Most especially, though, in the area where the mass shooting happens.
Folks who live there feel connected to the tragedy, even if they didn’t know anyone involved in any way. They know the neighborhood, they know the buildings, they know enough that they feel something a bit more intense than the rest of us do.
It makes them ripe for political grandstanding by politicians, too.
You know, stuff like a mayor promises to push for gun control and screw state law.
Friday, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto held a press conference to propose a trio of anti-gun city ordinances that, if enacted, would constitute a direct violation of Pennsylvania’s state firearms preemption law and Pennsylvania Supreme Court precedent. At the event, Peduto was joined by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, who benefitted from $500,000 in spending from Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety during his 2018 re-election bid, and City Council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger.
Not content to spearhead his own city’s violation of state law, Peduto called for municipalities throughout the …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms