Pittsburgh City Council Seeks Ban on AR-15s, BB Guns, Starter Pistols

Pittsburgh City Council Seeks Ban on AR-15s, BB Guns, Starter Pistols by AWR Hawkins – Breitbart

TDC Note – This is what we the people must be on watch for in the coming times ahead. City councils, or other local governing bodies, will attempt to wordsmith gun control laws onto the books. All that one needs to do is keep in mind what is happening right now in France. The police are already preparing to fire on their citizens with live ammo – up until the most recent protest the police had only used non-lethal ammo – that has now changed. Do not let our nation fall to a bunch of psychopaths who are “here to help” – they are not here to help anyone.


The Pittsburgh City Council is pushing a ban on AR-15s and other commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles, as well BB guns and starter pistols.

The ban would prohibit the possession of some weapons, while limiting the possession of other weapons to one’s own land and/or residence.

Regarding “assault weapons,” the City Council says, “It shall be unlawful to manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store, or otherwise hold in one’s possession within the City of Pittsburgh an assault weapon.”

They define “assault weapons” as weapons that run the gamut between full-auto to semiautomatic. In other words, a machine gun with select-fire switch is an “assault weapon” and an AR-15–which fires one round per trigger pull–is an “assault weapon” too.

Semiautomatic shotguns are listed as “assault weapons” if they have two of the following features:

  • A folding or telescoping stock
  • A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon
  • A fixed magazine capacity in excess of five rounds
  • An ability to accept a detachable magazine

The ban also references “facsimile firearms,” which the City Council describes as “any toy, antique, starter pistol, or other object that bears a reasonable resemblance to an operable firearm, or any object that impels a projectile by means of a spinning action, compression, or CO2 cartridge.”

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