Pittsburgh ignores state law in passage of city gun control laws

Published on April 2, 2019  |  By 2ANews.us 
In Ammunition, Assault Weapons & Large Capacity Magazines, Laws & Legal Challenges

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh City Council defied Pennsylvania state law by giving final approval to a package of local gun control measures.


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The measures bans military-style rifles like the AR-15 rifles. They also ban certain types of ammunition and standard-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, and allows “Red Flag” gun confiscation orders.

The measures were approved by a 6-3 vote of the council and are now headed to Mayor Bill Peduto who is expected to sign them.


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Pennsylvania state law specifically forbids local municipalities from regulating firearms. Gun rights advocates are expected to file suit.

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