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PITTSBURGH – The Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement praising the Pittsburgh City Council for passing a package of gun safety ordinances.
“I am so proud of my local elected officials today for putting public safety first,” said Jenny Ruth Partica, a volunteer with the Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “In the wake of the devastating Tree of Life shooting this gun safety package is a much needed first step toward preventing gun violence in our community.”
The ordinances include:
The city also passed a resolution to establish the STOP the Violence Initiative, which aims to reduce both police officer-related violence and proximity-related violence in the City of Pittsburgh.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs