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File #: 2018-1219    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Held in Standing Committee
File created: 12/14/2018 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 3/27/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: An Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances by enacting and adding Article XI: Weapons, Chapter 1104: Prohibition on the Use of Certain Accessories, Ammunition, and Modifications, and Chapter 1105: Authorized Prohibition of Large Capacity Magazines. (Public Hearing held 1/24/19; Post Agenda held 2/12/19)
Sponsors: Corey O'Connor, Erika Strassburger, Bruce A. Kraus, R. Daniel Lavelle, Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, Anthony Coghill, Deborah L. Gross
Attachments: 1. 2018-1219 VERSION 2, 2. 2018-1219 [Resource A] An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban- Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003, 3. 2018-1219 [Resource B] Gunshot wounds, ballistics, bullets, weapons, 4. 2018-1219 [Resource C] Declaration of John J. Donohue, 5. 2018-1219 [Resource D] Declaration of Lucy P. Allen, 6. 2018-1219 [Resource E] Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Firearms- An Updated Examination of Local and National Sources, 7. 2018-1219 [Resource F] The Impact of State and Federal Assault Weapons Bans on Public Mass Shootings, 8. 2018-1219 [Resource G] Lethality of Civilian Active Shooter Incidents, 9. 2018-1219 Resource H] Mass Casualty Shooting Venues, Types of Firearms, and Age of Perpetrators in the United States, 1982-2018, 10. 2018-1219 [Resource I] Changes in US Mass Shooting Deaths Associated With the 1994-2004 Federal Assault Wapon Ban, 11. 2018-1219 [Summary A] An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, 12. 2018-1219 [Summary B] Gunshot Wounds- A Review of Ballistics, Bullets, Weapons, and Myths, 13. 2018-1219 [Summary C] Declaration of John J. Donohue, 14. 2018-1219 [Summary D] Declaration of Lucy P. Allen, 15. 2018-1219 [Summary E] Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Firearms- an Update Examination of Local and National Sources, 16. 2018-1219 [Summary F] The Impact of State and Federal Assault Weapons Bans on Public Mass Shootings, 17. 2018-1219 [Summary G] Lethality of Civilian Active Shooter Incidents, 18. 2018-1219 [Summary H] Mass Casualty Shooting Venues, Types of Firearms, and Age of Perpetrators in the United States, 1982-2018, 19. 2018-1219 [Summary I] Changes in US Mass Shooting Deaths Associated With the 1994-2004 Federal Assault Wapon Ban
Title
An Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances by enacting and adding Article XI: Weapons, Chapter 1104: Prohibition on the Use of Certain Accessories, Ammunition, and Modifications, and Chapter 1105: Authorized Prohibition of Large Capacity Magazines.
(Public Hearing held 1/24/19; Post Agenda held 2/12/19)

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The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts:

SECTION I Article XI: Weapons shall provide as follows in Chapter 1104: Prohibition on the Use of Certain Accessories, Ammunition, and Modifications:

? 1104.01 DEFINITIONS

A. Applicable definitions set forth in ?? 1101.01 and 1102.01 shall apply as well in this Chapter 1104.

B. 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 projectile 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 hardness; or

2. Is primarily manufactured or designed, by virtue of its shape, cross-sectional density, or any coating applied thereto, including, but not limited to, teflon coating and / or ammunition commonly known as "KTW ammunition," to breach or penetrate a body vest or body shield when fired from a firearm.

C. Binary Trigger. A firearm's trigger designed to fire one round of ammunition on the pull of the trigger and another round upon the release of the trigger.

D. Large Capacity Magazine. A firearm magazine, belt, drum, feed strip, or similar device that has the capacity of, or can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition. This definition shall not be construed to include the following:

1. A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 round...

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