HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gun rights advocates are pushing their priorities in the Pennsylvania Capitol, as hundreds of people packed the Rotunda for the 14th annual Second Amendment rally.
Gun owners cheered Monday when the event’s organizer, Republican Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, announced he’ll be asking fellow lawmakers to support his proposal to impeach the Pittsburgh mayor over recently enacted gun regulations.
A House Republican spokesman says, however, the caucus isn’t interested in impeaching Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto “or any other freely elected office holders.”
Democratic Mayor Bill Peduto last month signed legislation restricting assault weapons, banning armor-piercing bullets and allowing temporary seizure of guns from people determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
Peduto’s spokesman says the mayor’s focus is on addressing mass shootings and not on “political games.”