PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe called for Mayor Bill Peduto’s impeachment on Twitter after Peduto signed controversial gun legislation into law Tuesday.READ MORE: Just Hanging Out: Butler County Man Twice Catches Bear On Camera In His Yard
Metcalfe tweeted Tuesday afternoon, saying, “I just asked our attorney to have a resolution drafted to IMPEACH the Mayor of Pittsburgh for his illegal gun control ordinances!”
I just asked our attorney to have a resolution drafted to IMPEACH the Mayor of Pittsburgh for his illegal gun control ordinances!
— Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (@RepMetcalfe) April 9, 2019
Peduto fired back, pointing out multiple failed bills Metcalfe has supported in the past and asking “do you really want to go 0-5?”
Lost/Stolen Handgun Preemtion – Unconstitutional
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Voter Suppression Act – Unconstitutional
Fracking Zoning Preemption – Unconstitutional
Representative, do you really want to go 0-5?
PS: I met Parkland survivors. They’re not actors! https://t.co/UlWf1UscQ4
— bill peduto (@billpeduto) April 9, 2019
There was a lot of opposition against the bills over the past several months, and opponents immediately filed suit to block it.
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The opposition is against restricting military-assault weapons, banning most uses of high-capacity magazines and allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others.MORE NEWS: Hundreds March Through Pittsburgh In Solidarity With Palestine
Pittsburgh City Council passed the package of firearms bills by a vote of 6-3 last week.