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Tucson City Council passes new gun show rules

Posted at 7:14 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 01:19:54-04

The Tucson City Council voted Wednesday afternoon to adopt more restrictions at gun shows in Tucson.

The news rules prohibit the sale of .22 caliber or larger firearms that can fire 10 or more rounds without reloading according to Lane Mandle with the city manager's office. 

Another rule passed to prohibit selling clips or magazines that can hold 10 or more rounds of ammunition.

One council member was gone so the vote was 6-0. 

These rules apply to gun shows at the Tucson Convention Center. 

In 2013 the city began requiring background checks for gun shows at the TCC, but there have not been any shows at the TCC since 2012 and none are planned in the near future.

According to Mandle, council members wanted to do something about this because they say state and federal lawmakers are not taking any action on gun legislation.