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File #: 2018-1220    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 12/14/2018 In control: Committee on Public Safety Services
On agenda: 3/27/2019 Final action: 4/2/2019
Enactment date: 4/2/2019 Enactment #: 16
Effective date: 4/9/2019    
Title: An Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances at Title VI: Conduct, Article XI: Weapons, by adding Chapter 1106: Prevention of Extreme Risk to Children and Chapter 1107: Extreme Risk Protection Orders. (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, Deborah L. Gross
Attachments: 1. 2018-1220 VERSION 2, 2. 2018-1220 [Resource A] An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban- Impacts on Gun Markets and Gun Violence, 1994-2003, 3. 2018-1220 [Resource B] Gunshot wounds, ballistics, bullets, weapons, 4. 2018-1220 [Resource C] Declaration of John J. Donohue, 5. 2018-1220 [Resource D] Declaration of Lucy P. Allen, 6. 2018-1220 [Resource E] Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Firearms- An Updated Examination of Local and National Sources, 7. 2018-1220 [Resource F] The Impact of State and Federal Assault Weapons Bans on Public Mass Shootings, 8. 2018-1220 [Resource G] Lethality of Civilian Active Shooter Incidents, 9. 2018-1220 [Resource H] Mass Casualty Shooting Venues, Types of Firearms, and Age of Perpetrators in the United States, 1982-2018, 10. 2018-1220 [Resource I] Changes in US Mass Shooting Deaths Associated With the 1994-2004 Federal Assault Wapon Ban, 11. 2018-1220 [Summary A] An Updated Assessment of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, 12. 2018-1220 [Summary B] Gunshot Wounds- A Review of Ballistics, Bullets, Weapons, and Myths, 13. 2018-1220 [Summary C] Declaration of John J. Donohue, 14. 2018-1220 [Summary D] Declaration of Lucy P. Allen, 15. 2018-1220 [Summary H] Mass Casualty Shooting Venues, Types of Firearms, and Age of Perpetrators in the United States, 1982-2018, 16. 2018-1220 [Summary E] Criminal Use of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Firearms- an Update Examination of Local and National Sources, 17. 2018-1220 [Summary F] The Impact of State and Federal Assault Weapons Bans on Public Mass Shootings, 18. 2018-1220 [Summary G] Lethality of Civilian Active Shooter Incidents, 19. 2018-1220 [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 at Title VI: Conduct, Article XI: Weapons, by adding Chapter 1106: Prevention of Extreme Risk to Children and Chapter 1107: Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
(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 1. Article XI: Weapons shall provide as follows in Chapter 1106 Prevention of Extreme Risk to Children:

? 1106.01 DEFINITIONS
A. Applicable definitions set forth in ?? 1101.01, 1102.01 and 1104.01 shall also apply in this Chapter 1106.

? 1106.02 PREVENTION OF UNAUTHORIZED USES OF FIREARMS BY MINORS
A. A Firearm's custodian shall be in violation of this Section if:
1. A minor gains access to and uses the Firearm; and
2. The Firearm's custodian knew or reasonably should have known that a minor was likely to gain access to the Firearm.
B. For purposes of this Section, "use" of a Firearm does not include possession, ownership, transportation or transfer. "Use" of a Firearm shall include, but is not limited to:
1. Discharging or attempting to discharge the Firearm;
2. Loading the Firearm with Ammunition;
3. Brandishing the Firearm;
4. Pointing the Firearm at any person; and
5. Employing the Firearm for any purpose prohibited by the laws of Pennsylvania or of the United States.
C. The provisions of this Section shall not apply if:
1. The minor gains access to the Firearm as the result of an illegal entry to any premises by any person;
2. The Firearm is stored in a locked box, locked gun safe, or other secure, locked space, or is secured with a trigger lock or other similar device that is properly engaged so as to render the Firearm inoperable by any person other than the Firearm's custodian or other lawfully authorized user;
3. The Firearm is carried on the person of the Firearm's custodian or within close enough proximity thereto that the Firearm's custodian can readily retrieve and use the Firearm as if carr...

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