Pittsburgh Mayor: Take Guns From Those ‘Looking To Express Hatred Through Murder’

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October 28, 2018 10:26 a.m.

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto made a case for stricter gun laws during a press conference Sunday addressing the Saturday mass shooting in a synagogue in the city, which left 11 dead.

“We’re dealing with irrational behavior,” Peduto said, responding to a reporter who asked about “getting the gun out of American society.”

“There is no way that you can rationalize a person walking into a synagogue during services and taking the lives of 11 people,” he continued. “We shouldn’t be trying to find ways to minimize the dangers that occur from irrational behavior. We should be working to eliminate irrational behavior and the empowerment of people who would seek to cause this type of carnage from continuing.”

“I think the approach that we need to be looking at is how we take the guns, which is the common denominator of every mass shooting in America, out of the hands of those that are looking to express hatred through murder.”

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