Columbus City Council has signed off on a slate of proposals intended to curb gun violence. The ordinances enjoyed the support of all council members, and easily passed 6-0 in the Monday night vote.
The council’s list includes banning the sale of imitation firearms to minors and prohibiting gun shops in residential areas. It also imposes a ban on accessories like bump stocks, which can turn semi-automatic rifles like AR-15s into automatic weapons.
Under another proposal, the city cracks down on hot spots by adding violent felony offenses to existing nuisance codes used to take over problematic properties.