PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says recent death threats on social media and threats sent to his office over his support for gun control laws has resulted in increased security.
He calls Pittsburgh’s recent gun ordinance, now challenged in the courts a “bold step” and that threats against him have increased since its passage.
“There have been direct death threats that have come to the office, particularly around this issue of guns,” said Peduto.
Peduto says he won’t back down or be intimidated.
Peduto says he has offered any support need to officials in El Paso and Dayton.
The mayor says it’s not just video games or mental health issues.
While we try to blame video games or mental health issues we know that every country in this world has those, what every country in the world also has are commonsense reforms about who owns a gun, what type of guns they own and where and how they can be used.”