Pro-Gun Groups Threaten To Sue Cincinnati Over Bump Stock Ban

May 10, 2018

Two gun rights groups are threatening to sue the city of Cincinnati after city council Wednesday passed an ordinance banning so-called "trigger activators" like bump stocks, modifications that allow rapid fire.  

Ohioans for Concealed Carry and the Buckeye Firearms Association say the ban violates a 2007 state law that protects ownership of any gun permitted by state or federal law.  Council member P.G. Sittenfeld, who introduced the legislation says the city solicitor determined that bump stocks are considered "accessories", which are not protected by the 2007 state law.  Buckeye Firearms Director Dean Rieck says his group is also closely watching proposals for gun ownership reform in Columbus.