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