Thanks to your activism, the Pittsburgh City Council removed language from a proposal that attempted to undermine our Second Amendment rights by targeting so-called “assault weapons.” The fight, however, is not yet over. The possibility still remains that the language could be re-submitted when the City Council meets tomorrow.
The poorly written and misguided proposal was labeled as an effort to help create a secure environment for next month’s G-20 Summit, even though the City Council allocated $16 million for security and accepted $14.3 million in federal and state aid for such purposes. Make no mistake - this is a back door attempt at an illegal gun ban. Pennsylvania’s preemption statutes outlaws localities from enacting firearm laws more strict than state law.
Please continue contacting Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the City Council and respectfully urge them to oppose any illegal, unjust, and ill-conceived attack on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The Mayor can be reached by phone at 412-255-2626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact information for the City Council can be found below.
Darlene Harris – District 1
Theresa Kail-Smith – District 2
Bruce Kraus – District 3
Jim Motznik – District 4
Doug Shields – District 5
Tonya Payne – District 6
Patrick Dowd – District 7
Bill Peduto – District 8
Rev. Ricky Burgess – District 9