Mayor Peduto And Sen. Toomey Discuss Gun Legislation In D.C.

Peduto says he and Toomey had a good meeting but a lot of work is still ahead

Joe DeStio
September 10, 2019 - 11:25 am
An outspoken survivor of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is endorsing Mayor Bill Peduto’s effort to pass new gun restrictions in the city of Pittsburgh.

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WASHINGTON (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto is in Washington D.C. for a second day pushing for tougher gun control laws.

Tuesday morning the Mayor met with Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey who along with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin has authored background check legislation on guns.

Peduto and Tommey also discussed red flag proposals and the city’s ordinance banning the use of assault-style weapons.

Peduto said that he had a good meeting with Toomey and that “lots of work needed to build Bipartisan support for Background Checks & Red Flag Laws, but progress is being made.”

After an afternoon news conference with other mayor’s Peduto will be on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews Tuesday night on a panel with other mayors who are concerned about gun violence.

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