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The Avondale City Council approved an ordinance Monday that will allow the Police Department to sell or trade 1,000 unclaimed or confiscated firearms.

The new rules for the weapons were opposed by some council members and residents who voiced concerns about gun violence, an issue that has been thrust into the spotlight after the December mass shooting of school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Supporters, however, said the ordinance helps to protect Second Amendment rights.

The measure passed by a 5-2 vote with Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers and Councilman Charles Vierhout voting against the measure.

Read the rest of David Madrid’s report at AZ Central/The Republic

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