Pittsburgh City Council Approves Assault-Weapon Restrictions in Response to Synagogue Shooting

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Gun laws, Pittsburgh
The author writes, “The Pittsburgh City Council on Tuesday passed a series of gun-control bills that were introduced in response to the mass shooting that claimed eleven lives at the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue last year. The legislative package, which passed 6–3, prohibits the public use of assault-style rifles like the AR-15 used in the synagogue shooting, bans the use of armor-piercing ammunition and high-capacity magazines, and allows the authorities to temporarily seize the firearms of anyone determined to be dangerous.” Photo credit: Andrea Hanks / Wikimedia
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