The bill makes exceptions for those who already own one of those rifles.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

HARRISBURG (KDKA) — State Rep. Ed Gainey wants a state ban on high-capacity, semi-automatic rifles.

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He is behind a bill to ban buying, transferring, building or using that type of weapon.

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Gainey points to the use of guns like the AR-15 in many mass shootings, including the Tree of Life massacre.

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The bill makes exceptions for those who already own one of those rifles.