Boulder City Council gives assault-weapons ban initial OK after marathon hearing

Council members may pass it twice more before it becomes an ordinance.
The Boulder City Council on Thursday night unanimously passed on first reading an ordinance that bans the sale and possession of certain firearms defined as assault weapons.

The council adjourned following a more than five-hour-long meeting where nearly 150 people signed up to speak for and against the proposed ordinance, which would also prohibit high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, a device that allows a semi-automatic weapon to be fired more like a fully automatic rifle. By the end of the evening, about 111 people actually spoke, according to Councilmember Sam Weaver.

Read the full story at: http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_31785817/100-plus-speak-boulder-city-council-considers-ban

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