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Pittsburgh Approves New Gun Control Measures

HeadlineApr 03, 2019

Back in the U.S., the Pittsburgh City Council approved a series of gun control measures Tuesday, including a ban on certain semiautomatic assault weapons. The bills were introduced in the wake of last October’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue, which claimed the lives of 11 Jewish worshipers. Police say the gunman was armed with an AR-15 rifle. Authorities will also have the power to confiscate firearms from people who may pose a risk to themselves or others. So-called gun rights activists have said they will legally challenge the new laws.

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