WOSU News Archives For: March 2, 2005

Municipal assault weapons bans lack teeth of expired federal ban, seen as symbols

12:00AM
March
2, 2005

Thursday night, Columbus city council’s public safety committee will hold its final hearing on a proposed city ban of assault weapons. After the federal assault weapons ban expired in September, many cities and states are looking to ban the weapons. However, when compared the federal ban, city bans are largely symbolic.