Do you live in or around the city of Pittsburgh?
If so, this Monday join hundreds of Pittsburgh-area gun owners protesting a proposed ordinance that would ban semiautomatic firearms within the city.
Open Carry Pennsylvania (OCP) is organizing the event, which is being held outside Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s office, at 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219, at noon. Again, this coming Monday, Jan. 7th.
OCP said in a Facebook post that attendees “May carry your firearm openly if you choose to, it is not a must.” Adding, “Just showing up to support your rights is greatly appreciated.”
Parking will be available at the First Avenue Garage and Station located at 600 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Organizers plan to meet there around 11:30 and then walk over to the mayor’s office.
As GunsAmerica previously reported the mayor’s ban would prohibit city residents from manufacturing, selling, purchasing, transporting, carrying, storing, or otherwise holding any semi-automatic rifle, pistol, or shotgun deemed to have too many scary features and accessories.
Moreover, there is also a proposed ban on certain accessories/magazines/ammunition, including magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds, “armor-piercing” ammunition (which includes all-copper bullets), bump stocks, binary triggers, suppressors, and “semi-auto modifications.” The ordinance defines this last prohibited item as any part or accessory that “accelerates the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm,” which may include lightened triggers.