The Latest: NRA backs suit on synagogue-inspired gun control

The Latest: NRA backs suit on synagogue-inspired gun control

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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, surrounded by supporters and family members of Tree of Life synagogue shooting victims, signs three gun-control bills into law, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. (Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) (Associated Press) PITTSBURGH — The Latest on Pittsburgh’s effort to restrict firearms and ammunition (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawsuit backed by the National Rifle Association has been filed in opposition to Pittsburgh’s new gun control laws. Four Pittsburgh residents are suing the city, Mayor Bill Peduto and the City Council. The suit says the legislation Peduto signed into law Tuesday infringes on the people’s right of self-defense and will do nothing to prevent mass shootings like the one that killed 11 at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue last fall. A coalition of gun rights groups filed a separate suit seeking to block the laws from taking effect. Both suits were filed in Allegheny County. Peduto and City Council members say they expected to be sued and are pledging to fight. ___ 12:30 p.m. Pittsburgh’s mayor has signed gun-control legislation passed by City Council in response to the synagogue massacre. Opponents immediately filed suit Tuesday to block it. Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto signed the legislation into law in a ceremony at the City-County Building. He says the community has come together “to say enough is enough.” Pennsylvania law prohibits local regulation of guns and ammunition, and a coalition of gun-rights groups filed a lawsuit minutes after Peduto signed the […]

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