David Hogg Praises Democrat Pittsburgh Mayor for Pushing Gun Bans, Confiscation

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Gun control advocate David Hogg is praising Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s (D) efforts to ban commonly owned semiautomatic firearms and secure court orders for gun confiscation.

Peduto’s push comes after a gunman opened fire with a legally owned firearm in the Tree of Life Synagogue, which was gun-free at the time. President Trump reacted to the shooting by suggesting places of worship adopt armed security measures, but Peduto defended the gun-free approach.

Peduto told Meet the Press, “I don’t think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques, and churches filled with armed guards or our schools filled with armed guards.”

Peduto’s solution is to prohibit possession of lawfully acquired and owned firearms throughout the city.

On December 16, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Peduto is pushing to ban commonly owned semiautomatic firearms, “high capacity” magazines, bump stocks, and more. He is also seeking to secure gun confiscation orders.

His gun control push, as taken up by the Pittsburgh City Council, also includes a ban on starter pistols and certain BB guns.

Trib Live reports that Parkland gun control activist David Hogg praised Peduto’s gun control push, saying, “We need more mayors like Peduto. We need every one of you to stand up. Because, I guarantee you, they can go after one of us, they can go after a few of us, but they cannot go after every single mayor within the United States.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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