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File #: 2018-1219    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Held in Standing Committee
File created: 12/14/2018 In control: Committee on Hearings
On agenda: 12/18/2018 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: An Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct, Article I: Regulated Actions and Rights, by adding Chapter 610: Ban on Specified Firearm Accessories, Ammunition, and Modifications, to place a prohibition on certain firearm accessories, ammunition, and modifications. (Public Hearing scheduled for 1/24/19)
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor, Erika Strassburger, Bruce A. Kraus, R. Daniel Lavelle, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, Anthony Coghill, Deborah L. Gross
Title
An Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct, Article I: Regulated Actions and Rights, by adding Chapter 610: Ban on Specified Firearm Accessories, Ammunition, and Modifications, to place a prohibition on certain firearm accessories, ammunition, and modifications.
(Public Hearing scheduled for 1/24/19)

Body
The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts:

SECTION 1. The Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances is hereby amended and supplemented as follows at Title VI: Conduct, Article I: Regulated Actions and Rights:


? 610.01 DEFINITIONS

A. Ammunition. Cartridge cases, shells, projectiles (including shot), primers, bullets (including restricted pistol bullets), propellant powder, or other devices or materials designed, re-designed, or intended for use in a firearm or destructive device.

1. Unless otherwise stated, for the purposes of this Chapter, ammunition does not include blanks.

B. Antique Firearm. Any of the following:

1. Any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, or percussion cap type of ignition system;

2. Any firearm manufactured on or before 1898; and

3. Any replica of any firearm described in ? 610.01(B)(1) or ? 610.01(B)(2) if said replica:

a. Is not designed or redesigned to use rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition; or

b. Uses rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed ammunition that is no longer manufactured in the United States and which is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trial.

C. Armor or Metal Penetrating Ammunition. Any ammunition, except a shotgun shell, that is designed primarily to penetrate a body vest or a body shield, and has either of the following characteristics:

1. Has projective or projectile core constructed entirely, excluding the presence of traces of other substances, from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium, or any equivalent material of similar density or hardn...

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