Pittsburgh gun legislation signed into law by Mayor Peduto

Pittsburgh gun legislation signed into law by Mayor Peduto

PITTSBURGH — Controversial gun legislation was signed into law Tuesday by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

The legislation -- which makes it illegal to load, brandish, display, discharge, point or otherwise use an assault weapon within the city -- passed a final Pittsburgh City Council vote 6-3 on April 2.

Peduto was joined by City Council members when he signed the legislation Tuesday.

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"Our residents have a constitutional right to life.  and that outweighs and that outweighs a gun manufacturer's right to profit," the mayor said.

The legislation will also give courts the power to take weapons from people deemed to be a risk.

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Gun rights supporters have said they plan to sue the city and file complaints against each council member.

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