The Latest On Mayor Peduto Gun Legislation

The Latest On Mayor Peduto Gun Legislation

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WE GET TO 6:25/6:30. WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRACK THEM AS THEY INCHED FURTHER DOWN TO THE SOUTH, SO STAY WITH US. MAYOR BILL PEDUTO BACK IN TOWN PRESSING FOR WHAT THEY CALL MEANINGFUL GUN LEGISLATION. HE SAID IT IS A UPHILL BATTLE, BUT IT CAN BE ONE. HERE IS ANDY SHEEHAN. WE ARE NOT TAKING NO FOR AN ANSWER. Reporter: MAYOR BILL PEDUTO JOINED A DELEGATION IN WASHINGTON THIS WEEK DEMANDING PROGRESS ON GUN LEGISLATION IN THE WAKE OF MASS SHOOTINGS IN THEIR CITIES. THE ONE THING THAT IS DIFFERENT, WE HAVE NOW HAD OVER 250 MASS HOMICIDES THIS YEAR. THIS PROBLEM IS NOT GOING AWAY. THERE ARE NOW CITIES INVOLVED AND ELECTED OFFICIALS FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT WERE NEVER INVOLVED BEFORE. IN MEETINGS AT THE WHITE HOUSE AND ON CAPITOL HILL THEY PRESSED FOR A VOTE ON A BACKGROUND CHECK BILL THAT HAS PASSED THE HOUSE BUT IS STALLING IN THE SENATE.MAYOR BILL PEDUTO SAID HE WAS UPLIFTED BY THE MEETING WITH PAT TOOMEY ON PRESENTING SUCH A BILL, BUT THOSE HOPES WERE SOON DASHED. IF THE MEETING WAS A HIGH POINT OF OPTIMISM, THE LOW POINT OF PESSIMISM WOULD HAVE BEEN THE MEETING WITH LEADER McCONNELL. THAT MEETING LASTED ABOUT THREE MINUTES. MITCH McCONNELL TOLD THE DELEGATION WHAT HE HAS BEEN SAYING FOR THE PAST 2 WEEKS, THAT HE WILL NOT BRING A BOAT TO THE FLOOR UNLESS IT HAS THE BACKING OF PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO HAS EXPRESSED DOUBTS ABOUT BACKGROUND CHECKS. OUR MESSAGE WAS WITHOUT ALL DUE RESPECT, THAT IS NOT LEADING. MAYOR BILL PEDUTO SAID THE TIME HAS COME TO FIND COMPROMISE AND PASS MEANINGFUL GUN LEGISLATION. IF THERE IS A WILLINGNESS ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO FIND WHERE THAT COMMON GROUND IS WE WILL SEE

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