AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
June 24, 2020
Bill to Ban Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets in Heath and Human Services Committee
Remember Allegheny County Council members Democrat Socialists Bethany Hallam and Olivia Bennett have introduced an ordinance to ban tear gas, etc. This proposal would create a new Chapter 600, entitled “Less Lethal Devices” in the Allegheny County Code of Ordinances, Division 5 “Health and Sanitation.” The purpose of the ordinance would be to ban the use of “tear gas, concussion grenades, ‘rubber bullets,’ and flexible baton rounds (commonly referred to as ‘bean bag rounds’).
There is no exemption for their use by the police!
The bill is being opposed by many, including Firearm Owners Against Crime. This ordinance will be discussed at the committee’s next meeting TONIGHT at 5:00 p.m. They will meet in Conference Room #1 on the first floor of the Allegheny County Courthouse.
This ban is extremely dangerous and beyond the authority of Allegheny County Council!
Contact Allegheny County Health and Human Services Committee Members:
Cindy Kirk – Republican (Chair) District # 2 Cindy.Kirk@AlleghenyCounty.US
Tom Baker – Republican District # 1 Thomas.Baker@AlleghenyCounty.US
Liv Bennett – Democratic Socialist District # 13 Liv.Bennett@AlleghenyCounty.US
Tom Duerr – Democratic Socialist District# 5 Thomas.Duerr@AlleghenyCounty.US
Bob Macey – Democrat (VP of Council) District # 9 Bob.Macey@AlleghenyCounty.US
Anita Prizio – Democratic Socialist District # 3 Anita.Prizio@AlleghenyCounty.US
Paul Zavarella – Democrat District # 8 Paul.Zavarella@AlleghenyCounty.US
If your Allegheny County Council member is not on this committee, contact him or her at 412-350-6490.