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Pittsburgh City Council Seeks Ban on AR-15s, BB Guns, Starter Pistols
Breitbart ^ | 1/16/19 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 01/16/2019 2:10:00 PM PST by LibWhacker

The Pittsburgh City Council is pushing a ban on AR-15s and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles, as well BB guns and starter pistols.

The ban would prohibit the possession of some weapons, while limiting the possession of other weapons to one’s own land and/or residence.

Regarding “assault weapons,” the City Council says, “It shall be unlawful to manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store, or otherwise hold in one’s possession within the City of Pittsburgh an assault weapon.”

They define “assault weapons” as weapons that run the gamut between full-auto to semiautomatic. In other words, a machine gun with select-fire switch is an “assault weapon” and an AR-15–which fires one round per trigger pull–is an “assault weapon” too.

Semiautomatic shotguns are listed as “assault weapons” if they have two of the following features:

A folding or telescoping stock
A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds An ability to accept a detachable magazine

The ban also references “facsimile firearms,” which...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: ban; banglist; gun; pittsburgh
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1 posted on 01/16/2019 2:10:00 PM PST by LibWhacker
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The residents of Shitsburgh should elect better politicians.


2 posted on 01/16/2019 2:11:34 PM PST by dinodino
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To: LibWhacker

Lawn darts and training wheels for bikes


3 posted on 01/16/2019 2:12:04 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle

SMDH!


4 posted on 01/16/2019 2:12:31 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: LibWhacker

I have multiple ‘air guns/rifles’ they are necessary to rid my property of varmints...

I live in the Montana countryside and NEED these items...

I cannot imagine living without these necessary items - much less being a criminal for being in possession of them.


5 posted on 01/16/2019 2:13:42 PM PST by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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To: LibWhacker

Pointy Sticks....
At least Bananas are safe for now.


6 posted on 01/16/2019 2:13:54 PM PST by Zathras
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Pittsburgh used to be located in gun-friendly Pennsylvania.


7 posted on 01/16/2019 2:14:04 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine ( "It's always a party when you're eating the seed corn.")
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To: dinodino

Have they dropped this? The Allegheny County DA informed them that they would lose this on appeal, based on previous court decisions. Looks like pointless social justice posturing.


8 posted on 01/16/2019 2:15:34 PM PST by macrahanish #1
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Arrest me. Arrest me now.

Image result for water pistol

Facsimile firearms.

9 posted on 01/16/2019 2:16:15 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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Pittsburgh city council CANNOT pass ANY laws or ordinances concerning firearms . PA has a Constitutional preemption clause that prohibits such actions.


10 posted on 01/16/2019 2:16:20 PM PST by Renegade
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To: rktman

....cotton swaps and paper clips next week


11 posted on 01/16/2019 2:17:40 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: dinodino
The residents of Shitsburgh should elect better politicians.

The old ones pull the straight party "D" handle because Grandma and Grandpa told them "Democrats are FOR DA WORKIN' MAN!"

The young Millenial techies who have moved here aspire to turn us into San Francisco on the Monongahela.

This town has not had a Republican Mayor since 1934. We're pretty much screwed.


12 posted on 01/16/2019 2:17:55 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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Pointy Sticks....
At least Bananas are safe for now.
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Don’t get too cocky. Slingshots are illegal in New Jersey as well as other states. Pointy sticks could be next.


13 posted on 01/16/2019 2:18:27 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Responsibility2nd

Do what u want .Let them arrest you. Sue their asses,retire,and move to a sunny warm area.


14 posted on 01/16/2019 2:18:29 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Doogle

Swabs...LOL...


15 posted on 01/16/2019 2:18:40 PM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73....8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: LibWhacker

“Pittsburgh City Council Seeks Ban on AR-15s, BB Guns, Starter Pistols”

City councils tend to universally suck.


16 posted on 01/16/2019 2:18:51 PM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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City Council is worried about being beaten over the head with a starters pistol....


17 posted on 01/16/2019 2:19:00 PM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: macrahanish #1
The Allegheny County DA informed them that they would lose this on appeal, based on previous court decisions. Looks like pointless social justice posturing.

Yup. Virtue Signaling has taken priority over picking up the trash and fixing potholes.


18 posted on 01/16/2019 2:19:11 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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They can pass anything they want However it will be shot down in court Unconstitutional.


19 posted on 01/16/2019 2:19:55 PM PST by Renegade
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To: LibWhacker

Maybe they should ban the use of guns on TV, movies and any other media.


20 posted on 01/16/2019 2:20:18 PM PST by ActresponsiblyinVA
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