By: KDKA-TV News Staff
HARRISBURG (KDKA) — State Rep. Ed Gainey wants a state ban on high-capacity, semi-automatic rifles.READ MORE: Gov. Tom Wolf Orders U.S., Commonwealth Flags To Half-Staff For Former Vice President Walter Mondale
He is behind a bill to ban buying, transferring, building or using that type of weapon.READ MORE: EU Regulator Finds Possible Link Between J&J Vaccine And Blood Clots, But Says Benefits Outweigh Risks
Gainey points to the use of guns like the AR-15 in many mass shootings, including the Tree of Life massacre.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 4,577 New Coronavirus Cases, 77 More Deaths
The bill makes exceptions for those who already own one of those rifles.