• 'Progress being made': Pa. lawmakers pushing for gun control in nation's cap

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    WASHINGTON - Pittsburgh's mayor Bill Peduto spent the last two days in Washington D.C., pushing for lawmakers to pass a "total package" of gun legislation.

    That includes background checks and a red flag law.

    After a meeting with Senator Pat Toomey, Peduto tweeted saying progress is being made.

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    The Pennsylvania senator is the highest ranking Republican pushing for tougher gun laws.

    "This is the moment to get something done to make us all a little bit safer in our communities across the country," he said.

    Toomey has admitted his proposal was unlikely to pass in its current form.


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