Heads Up! http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_...ence-city-council-wants-dangerous-guns-banned Council wants dangerous guns banned Providence resolution approved Thursday night Updated: Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 12:43 PM EST Published : Friday, 04 Jan 2013, 6:25 AM EST By Dan Carpenter Field reporting by Jennifer Mobilia PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - The Providence City council spent their first meeting of 2013 debating a gun control measure. On Thursday night, the panel passed a resolution, that will ask the General Assembly to ban semi-automatic weapons statewide. Council Majority Leader Seth Yurdin proposed the legislation, which comes in the wake of last month's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. "They're designed for the battle field," Yurdin said of the weapons. Yurdin says changes to gun laws are long overdue, and fellow councilor David Salvatore agreed. "I'm proud to support this resolution," Salvatore said. Others, like Councilor Nicholas Narducci, said the focus should be on violent video games instead of guns. Councilor Luis Aponte also opposed the resolution, saying it would only impact those who bought their guns legally, and registered them. The resolution passed by an 8-6 vote.