After Pittsburgh tragedy, calls for tough gun laws

    In the wake of last week’s fatal shootings of three Pittsburgh police officers, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is calling for change in the gun laws.

    In the wake of last week’s fatal shootings of three Pittsburgh police officers, Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is calling for change in the gun laws.

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    Governor Ed Rendell says he is calling for Congress to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban.

    Rendell: The fellow out in Pittsburgh is said to have fired a hundred different shots in a short period of time. He had an AK-47 and the reason there wasn’t more carnage than the three police officers that were shot – and that is surely enough – is that his AK-47 jammed.

    Congressman Bob Brady says he is all for an assault weapons ban, but doesn’t believe it will happen in the current climate in Washington.

    Brady: The NRA has too many people out there. There’s just too many gun enthusiasts out there.

    Brady says he doesn’t believe there is even the political will in Harrisburg to change state gun laws.

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