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Council: No TCC gun shows without background checks

The Tucson City Council moved Tuesday toward a ban on gun sales on municipal property without background checks, a push that may effectively halt gun shows at the Tucson Convention Center.

The council, unanimously backing a proposal by Councilmembers Steve Kozachik and Karin Uhlich, asked City Attorney Mike Rankin to draft a resolution requiring background checks on all sales of firearms on city-managed property, not just those made by federally licensed dealers.

Gun show organizers say that about 30 percent of sellers at TCC shows are private parties without direct access to the federal background check system.

In the meantime, the council voted to delay approval of any gun shows at the Convention Center until Rankin presents a draft resolution for a vote.

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Feb 5, 2013, 3:09 pm
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The whole idea of a study session, and to hear from the public, blah blah blah blah blah…I knew from the start that was just all for show, and the Clowncil is just going to do whatever they want to do.

So, then the Gun Shows move to the Pima County Fairgrounds, or one of the other facilities outside the city limits, and the COT loses even more tax revenue. Good job there, Clowncil. Maybe there’s hidden revenue in the form of buried treasure at the bottom of one of the thousands of potholes lining Grant Road.

Idiots.

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