Posted January 8, 2019 7:00 pm by Comments

By Tom Knighton

Pittsburgh’s mayor doesn’t care about the state’s preemption law. He wants to pass gun control measures in his city, and he doesn’t care if they’re legal or not.

The fact that he’s willing to break the law to pass gun control laws that people will, in turn, break should be telling. Unfortunately, I don’t think Mayor Bill Peduto is self-aware enough to get that.

However, there were a lot of activists more than willing to tell him.

Hundreds of gun advocates, some armed, gathered outside the City-County Building to protest proposed gun-control measures Monday afternoon, welcoming speakers like Open Carry Pennsylvania founder Justin Dillon and “Kent State gun girl” Kaitlin Bennett.

The protest follows the recent announcement by Mayor Bill Peduto and Pittsburgh CIty COuncil Members that it was planning to present a suite of restrictive gun-control laws that include banning the sale of semi-automatic rifles in the city. The announcement was a response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill last October.

With these measures, council hopes to ban bump stocks and assault rifles within the city, among other gun restrictions. This has caught the ire of gun advocates who say the measures are not …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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