MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Eden Prairie’s city council is hoping to capture the attention of state lawmakers by passing a resolution in support of gun reform.

They met Tuesday night to discuss a non-binding measure that requests that the city’s gun retailers “discontinue sales of assault-style weapons.”

assault rifles Eden Prairie Discusses Anti Assault Weapon Resolution

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The resolution would also suggest that local businesses prohibit selling firearms to anyone under 21.

Due to state law, cities cannot regulate firearms, but city leaders say passing resolutions could spark movement at the State Capitol.

Some citizens, including Kevin Vick of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, expressed opposition to the meeting.

“To restrict people of their basic civil rights, the ability to buy a firearm via a city suggestion or ordinance, and then to try and define some sort of rifle as an assault weapon doesn’t do anything to reduce gun crime or reduce gun violence,” Vick said.

The city says they hope this resolution will inspire similar measures across the state.

  1. Kevin Vick says:

    The headline is false. The non-binding resolution wasn’t even brought to a vote by the Eden Prairie City Council. Instead, Eden Prairie Mayor, Nancy Tyra-Lukens, made a motion to send a letter to the State Legislature asking them to do something about gun safety. The non-binding resolution championed by Mayoral candidate, Ron Case, blew up in their faces. Council Members talked at length during the meeting about the number of emails and phone calls they received on the resolution. Virtue signaling has political consequences! Thanks for all the pro 2A supporters that showed up and testified against this resolution. This is your win!

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