PITTSBURGH, PA (September 10, 2019) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. today, where he will meet with Senator Pat Toomey to discuss common-sense gun safety legislation.
Later today he will join local and federal legislators to discuss gun safety legislation in a press conference hosted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns/Everytown for Gun Safety, and then appear on a mayoral panel on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.
Yesterday the mayor joined other mayors whose cities have suffered gun massacres to press the White House and Congress to adopt firearms background check legislation.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors organized yesterday’s events, and other mayors are meeting with their home-state Senators today as well. More than 275 cities nationwide have signed onto a bipartisan USCOM letter urging the White House and Senate to support background check legislation.
Last month – in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton – Mayor Peduto and Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts called on the Senate to immediately come back to session and vote on gun safety measures.
Mayor Peduto will meet with Senator Toomey to discuss background checks and the ordinances Pittsburgh City Council approved this spring barring the use of assault-style weapons and accessories in the city, and the adoption of a “red flag” law authorizing courts to temporarily take firearms away from those who are a danger to themselves or others.
Mayor William Peduto’s Public Schedule – Tuesday, September 9, 2019:
Meeting with Senator Toomey
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: 248 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns/Everytown for Gun Safety Press Conference
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol
16th Annual Pittsburgh Region/Washington, D.C. Reception with Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Bullfeathers, 410 First Street SE, Washington, D.C.
Hardball with Chris Matthews
Time: 7 p.m.