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Tucson not able to ban bump stocks

October 19, 2017

Tucson News Now,

Bud Foster,

October 18, 2017-

Tucson city leaders will debate a ban on so called “bump stocks” at its next council meeting on Oct. 24, 2017. While the text of the agenda item # 10 explicitly calls the item a ban, it’s unlikely the city will be able to do so. 10. BAN ON PRODUCTS THAT RENDER SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS CAPABLE OF AUTOMATIC FIRE a. Report from City Manager OCT 24-17-361 CITY WIDE The materials on this item will be distributed as soon as it becomes available. Under state preemption laws, the city cannot pass any law or ordinance which is prohibited under the Arizona State Revised Statutes.State law is explicit.

A related accessory is a “bump stock.” The item became a focus of attention following the mass shooting in Las Vegas where 58 people were killed. A bump stock allows a semi-automatic weapon to become fully automatic firing hundreds of rounds a minutes. The shooter in the massacre used a bump stock. Calls for a nationwide ban have not been successful in Congress and Tucson is the first municipality in Arizona to call for a ban.

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