Akron has become the first city in Ohio to officially ask the state Legislature to ban assault weapons and related equipment.
City Council passed a resolution at its regular meeting Monday night calling for a ban on the asssault-style weapons at the state level. Councilwoman Tara Mosley-Samples introduced it.
She says it’s necessary because local communities can’t restrict gun sales, but the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that states can. She says the GOP-dominated Statehouse could be ready.
"I think that we are in a shift -- and really, truly believe that individuals, regardless of their party, really want to see something done about assault weapons. I mean, even Gov. Kasich is calling for a ban.”
The resolution asks for a ban not only on assault weapons, but on accessories like large ammunition clips and bump stocks that allow guns to fire as though they're fully automatic.