Legislation urging the New Orleans City Council to enact a citywide ban on popular semi-autos was shot down by a Senate committee Tuesday.The Judiciary B Committee failed to muster a single vote for House Concurrent Resolution 150 by Rep. Cedric Richmond, D New Orleans, killing it unanimously. The nonbinding measure is an expression of the feelings of the Legislature on an issue and would have called on council members, but not required them, to act.

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