Sunday, July 17, 2005

Columbus to lose out? "The recently-enacted assault weapons ban in the city of Columbus might wind up costing the capital city the 2007 National Rifle Association convention. City leaders were holding their breath Friday night, wondering if one of the biggest conventions planned to hit Columbus will cancel. The NRA announced in May that it chose Columbus over two other cities for its 2007 convention. But now the organization is planning another announcement scheduled for Monday that could change its plans. On Friday, the NRA would neither confirm nor deny that it plans to leave Columbus. There is speculation that the city's recent vote to ban assault weapons has the group worried about the impact on exhibitors. Many in the city of Columbus are now worried about losing out on millions of tourism dollars."

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