Mayor Peduto Joins Mayors Pushing For Universal Background Check Legislation

Mayor Peduto Joins Mayors Pushing For Universal Background Check Legislation

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UPMC IS THE HOSPITAL AND AS WE FIND OUT MORE WE WILL BRING IT TO YOU. CHRIS HOFFMAN, KDKA NEWS. MORE PRESSURE FOR CONGRESS TO COME UP WITH UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECK LEGISLATION AND PART OF THE PRESSURE IS COMING FROM MAYOR BILL PEDUTO WHO JOINED SOME OTHERS TODAY IN WASHINGTON TO URGE THE SENATE THE GROUP OF MAYORS JUST IN A NEWS CONFERENCE AND WITH WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY HERE IS ANDY SHEHHAN. Reporter: MAYOR BILL PEDUTO JOINED OTHERS IN WASHINGTON REPRESENTING MORE THAN 270 MAYORS NATIONWIDE. THEY ARE CALLING ON CONGRESS TO PASS MEANINGFUL GUN-CONTROL LEGISLATION IN HOPES OF STOPPING THE NEXT MASS SHOOTING. FOR MAYORS THE CRISIS IS PERSONAL. WE ARE ON THE FRONTLINES OF THE TRAGEDY. AND EACH MASS SHOOTING IS A SOLEMN REMINDER THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN IN ANY CITY LARGE OR SMALL URBAN OR RURAL. WE WANT LESS CITIES TO BE LIKE DAYTON OHIO, TO BE LESS LIKE PARKLAND OR ODESSA AND MIDLAND AND WE NEED ACTION FROM CONGRESS. Reporter: THE DELEGATION INCLUDING NAN WHALEY MET WITH WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS AND LATER WITH US SENATORS ASKING THEM TO VOTE ON LEGISLATION ALREADY APPROVED IN THE HOUSE AUTHORIZING UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. IT’S A VERY EASY ACTION, IT’S NOT COMPLICATED, THAT IS ALL WE ARE ASKING FOR AS A STEP IN GETTING COMMON SENSE GUN LEGISLATION THROUGH. SGT. WILLIAM NIGHT. Reporter: EARLIER IN THE DAY PRES. TRUMP BESTOWED AT THE METAL OF VALUE ON SIX DAYTON POLICE OFFICERS FOR BRAVERY AND QUICK ACTION FOR ENDING THE MASSACRE IN DAYTON. IN THE WAKE OF THESE MOST RECENT SHOOTINGS THE PRESIDENT TWEETED HIS SUPPORT OF STRONGER BACKGROUND CHECKS BUT HAS SINCE BACKED OFF THE STATEMENT. I SUPPORT SAFETY FOR OUR CITIZENS, I SUPPORT KEEPING GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF SICK PEOPLE, MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE. Reporter: SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL SAYS HE IS WAITING FOR GUIDANCE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ON ITS LEVEL OF SUPPORT BEFORE ACTING ON ANY GUN LEGISLATION. BUT THE MAYOR SAID IT WAS THE SENATE’S MORAL DUTY TO ACT. THINK ABOUT THIS TRENDLINE IF IT CONTINUES, WHAT IS THE COUNTRY GOING TO BE LIKE IN FIVE YEARS OR 10 YEARS AND WHAT ARE WE GOING TO SAY TO OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS ABOUT WHAT WE DID AT THIS MOMENT OF TRUTH. THE MAYOR SAID THEY HAD PRODUCTIVE TALKS WITH WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS AND SAID THEY

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