Updated: Dec 9, 2019
It should come as no surprise that the #1 name in gun control is usually the first to jump at the opportunity to use a tragedy for the opportunity to push their agenda. Let’s explore 3 recent ones: Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburg, PA, Poway Synagogue shooting in Poway, CA, and also the Virginia Beach shooting in VA.
2 days after the Tree of Life shooting (10/27/18), Everytown for Gun Safety reaches out to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.
And that promise by Paul S. John was kept. A few days later.....
This is all the behind the scenes view of what led to what would be known as the proposed Pittsburgh gun ban
This (also part of the Time article) is exactly what Everytown is trying to fight (per email from Eric Tirschwell dated 11/5/18):
This whole mess led to the county DA to make a statement that led to Peduto throwing a temper tantrum