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Cincinnati votes to ban bump stocks

CINCINNATI (AP) - Bump stocks are now illegal in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati City Council voted 7-2 Wednesday to ban bump stocks within city limits, with Republicans Amy Murray and Jeff Pastor casting no votes.

Bump stocks are attachments that turn semi-automatic rifles into automatic weapons by dampening recoil. They were reportedly on 12 of the firearms Stephen Paddock had in his hotel suite during the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 people in October.

The new ordinance bans possession, sale and use of "trigger activators" such as bump stocks and slide fire devices.

A violation of the new law is a misdemeanor.

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld says the law fights a "perverse interpretation of the Second Amendment."

Pastor says the city has opened itself to a potential lawsuit.

Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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