Council to vote on new gun show procedures - Tucson News Now

Council to vote on new gun show procedures

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A controversial gun issue will be taken up by the Tucson City Council. 

One councilor is proposing all sellers at gun shows on city property perform background checks.  This would directly affect gun shows that happen at the Tucson Convention Center. 

Councilor Steve Kozachik is forwarding this proposal and says it's an issue of public safety. 

If it's a ‘yes' vote tonight, the City Attorney would have two weeks to come up with the language.  Starting immediately, the city would put a hold on permits for gun shows on city property. 

Officials with the state are saying there cannot be city ordinances regarding guns that are more strict than state law.  If it wants to the state could sue the city.

Kozachik says he would push to continue hold on show permits until the litigation is resolved. 

He said if the background check requirement is passed the gun show could very well move from TCC and go to the Pima County Fairgrounds. 

Kozachik hopes the county would follow suit and pass a similar requirement. 

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