City of Toledo demands accountability from gun manufacturers with new series of questions


    Wade Kapzukiewicz announced a new initiative this week that advocates for responsible gun ownership (courtesy:nbc24.com).

    Toledo, Ohio (WNWO)-- Toledo's mayor is trying to get other cities across the country to stand up to gun companies.

    Wade Kapzukiewicz announced a new initiative this week that advocates for responsible gun ownership.

    He says the city will only buy guns, ammo, and other equipment from vendors that answer the following six questions.

    1. Do you manufacture assault weapons for civilian use?
    2. Do you sell assault weapons for civilian use?
    3. Which firearms does your company agree to not sell to civilians?
    4. Do you require your dealers to conduct background checks?
    5. Does your company have a plan in place to invest in gun and ammunition tracing technologies?
    6. Do you use, at a minimum, industry best practices for inventory control and transactions?

    If companies cannot answer the questions successfully - the city will not do business with them.

    "Everyone gives thoughts and prayers , hold a couple vigils, everyone forgets about it and two weeks later there's another one and that cycle has been going on for years," said Mayor Kapzukiewicz.

    Toledo spends 150-thousand dollars a year on gun contracts with companies in Ohio, New Hampshire and Indiana.

    The new initiative starts on contracts for 2019.



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