Hundreds Of Gun Rights Activists Hold Peaceful Rally Downtown

The supporters of the 2nd Amendment oppose City Council's proposed gun laws

Joe DeStio
January 07, 2019 - 2:18 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It was a loud and boisterous rally downtown Monday afternoon, but hundreds of gun rights supporters were orderly while many of them carried semi-automatic rifles on their shoulders.

Other carried signs that read “We Will Not Comply” and “Protect the Constitution”.

Police reported no incidents or problems during the rally that lasted a little over an hour to protest legislation in Pittsburgh City Council that would bas semi-automatic and automatic assault style weapons and its ammunition.

The well-organized protestors also criticized Mayor Bill Peduto, who supports the gun legislation.

Pennsylvania State Representative Aaron Bernstine of Ellwood City said, “Today we are here because of a clear violation by the man that calls himself the mayor, Bill Peduto.”

Other than some strong language, the rally was peaceful and saw little resistance from counter-protestors.

Related: PHOTOS: Gun Rights Advocates Hold Protest Downtown

City Council is expected to vote on the proposed gun legislation in mid-February.

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