'Common sense' gun safety legislation unveiled in Pittsburgh includes assault weapons ban

‘Common sense’ gun safety legislation unveiled in Pittsburgh includes assault weapons ban

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Mayor Bill Peduto on Friday announced legislation for "common-sense gun safety measures" that will be introduced to City Council next week. The Government May Pay Off Your Mortgage If You Were Born Before 1985 Watch the report above, and check back soon for a full story. Below is the official statement from Peduto’s office. —————- Demanding strong action against the proliferation of guns tearing apart Pittsburgh and other communities nationwide, City of Pittsburgh leaders today released a trio of common-sense measures meant to make city streets, schools, places of worship and families safer. Governor Tom Wolf and Mayor William Peduto joined City Council members Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger — who together represent Squirrel Hill, site of the massacre of 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue Oct. 27 — to unveil three bills that will be introduced to Council on Tuesday. They include: An assault weapons ban making it unlawful to man manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store, or otherwise hold in one’s possession an assault weapon within the City, such as the Colt AR-15 automatic rifle used in the Tree of Life shooting An accessories, ammunition and modification ban barring items such as bump stocks, armor-penetrating bullets, sawed-off rifles and large capacity magazines often used in mass shootings Adoption of Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs), which enable courts to temporarily prohibit a person from having guns if law enforcement or immediate family members show that the individual poses a significant danger Joined by gun violence victims, […]

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