JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

Sales of air guns and slingshots will soon be legal in Johnson City.

Johnson City commissioners will vote Thursday night on a third reading of an ordinance lifting the ban, which keeps stores from selling them.

Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin tells us the ordinance violated a federal law, so the city needs to repeal it to be in compliance.

Rules will still ban minors from buying air guns and slingshots.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Thursday at city hall.