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City considers requesting ban of bump stocks

City considers requesting ban of bump stocks
Posted at 6:54 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 14:40:15-04

Tucson city leaders could ask congress to ban bump stocks Tuesday.

Bump stocks are modifications that use a semi-automatic gun's recoil to fire it like an automatic gun.

The City Council resolution, introduced by Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik, asks Congress to either take legal action or remove the laws that stop the city of Tucson from taking action on gun laws.

Until legal change is made at the state or federal level, this will not change anything for bump stock owners or sellers here in Tucson. 

City council leaders said this is one small step they can take, and after the Las Vegas shooting, Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik said enough is enough.

"There is no legitimate civilian use for these things, and if they [Congress] won't act, they need to give us the authority to act...We can't continue to stand by and watch people get blown away like this," said Kozachik.

Legally the council's hands are tied, but Kozachik said he's already spoken to state legislators about how to forward this resolution into legal action.

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