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Tucson City Council passes resolution urging ban of bump stocks

October 25, 2017

KGUN News 9,

Whitney Clark,

October 25, 2017-

The Tucson City Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging state and federal lawmakers to take action on bump-fire stocks or allow city leaders to enact gun laws. This comes after 58 people died and hundreds were injured in a shooting in Las Vegas on October 2nd. Investigators believe the shooter Stephen Paddock had used bump stocks when he fired into the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest festival.

The resolution was introduced by Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik who says he wants to get the conversation going not just on gun control laws, but on local decision-making. “Our constituents elect us. We represent Tucson values,” Kozachik said. “We ought to be passing local ordinances that reflect the wishes of our constituents.” According to city leaders, they do not have the power to ban bump stocks or enact their own gun laws. When drafting the resolution council members say they were careful to avoid potential legal battles and penalties from the state.

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