Bill would ban high-capacity, semi-auto rifles in Pennsylvania

AR-15 rifles and other weapons are displayed on a table at a shooting range
AR-15 rifles and other weapons are displayed on a table at a shooting range Photo credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Pennsylvania State Representative Ed Gainey has re-introduced two pieces of key legislation.

One bill would ban high-capacity, semi-automatic rifles in Pennsylvania, which has some people worrying about gun confiscation and threats to the second amendment.

Gainey, who is also running for Mayor of Pittsburgh, appeared on the KDKA Radio Morning Show defending the legislation.

"I don't think that those type of weapons need to be on the street. I just don't think it." he said. "I don't think we need military-style weapons on our street."

Gainey also said it has nothing to do with trying to take guns or the second amendment and that he respects the second amendment.

The other piece of legislation that Gainey re-introduced last week would ensure that college athletes get paid.