Gun rights activists fill Capitol Rotunda for Second Amendment rally
Gun rights advocates gather for an annual rally on the steps of the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(Harrisburg) — Gun rights advocates are pushing their priorities in the state Capitol, as hundreds of people packed the Rotunda for the 14th annual Second Amendment rally.
Gun owners cheered earlier today when the event’s organizer, Republican Representative Daryl Metcalfe, announced he’ll be asking fellow lawmakers to rsupport 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 officer holders.”
Peduto last month signed legislation restricting military-style weapons, like the AR-15 and AK-47, banning armor-piercing bullets and allowing temporary seizure of guns from people determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
His spokesman says the mayor’s focus is on addressing mass shootings and not on “political games.”