Last year, I wrote a good bit about the antics of Pittsburg Mayor Bill Peduto and his efforts to violate state law by passing a local-level assault weapon ban. It was immediately challenged in court and isn’t really expected to prevail. All that will happen is Peduto wasting taxpayer money in order to make sure his fellow Democrats know he has the right thoughts on guns.
However, Philadelphia now has a new city council who also needs to address gun violence. Philly isn’t exactly a safe city, all things considered, so it’s not overly surprising that this would be a new focus for the newly-elected officials.
The differences between them and Pittsburgh, however, are substantial. After all, they understand the rules and look to address the problem from the right direction.