NRA relocates national convention after city approves assault weapon ban

[JURIST] The National Rifle Association [advocacy website] Monday announced plans to relocate its 2007 national convention from Columbus, Ohio after the Columbus City Council approved an assualt weapons ban. The ban [text], extends the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which expired on September 13, 2004 [JURIST report], and outlaws 19 types of military-style assault weapons in the city. In a press release [text] posted to the group’s website, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said that the NRA would return to Columbus when the "[state] Legislature enacts a preemption law that would override the Columbus ban". Columbus Business First has local coverage.

 

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