New ruling for gun show background checks - Tucson News Now

New ruling for gun show background checks

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Background checks are now mandatory for guns shows on City of Tucson property.  This decision comes after a meeting packed with strong advocates on each side.

The packed house spilled out into a courtyard after the city council meeting.  With two passionate sides of the argument that at some points made the atmosphere inside very tense.

Police reportedly escorted Councilman Steve Kozachik out a side door after the meeting. 

The council voted unanimously in support of the resolution.  The City attorney will create the language in the next two weeks, but in the meantime effective now, there is a hold on gun show permits. 

One of the January 8th shooting survivors spoke, as did the chaplain who blessed the bodies of the victims. 

Guns rights advocates also spoke out saying background checks do not prevent mass shootings. 

This is the time to move forward. 

The background checks may move gun show out of the Tucson Convention Center.  Pima County Fairgrounds says beyond the five gun shows it has each year it has not had any new request so far.

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