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Potential Ballot Issue Expands Background Checks For Gun Sales

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The group Ohioans for Gun Safety is rolling out a new campaign that would expand background checks for gun sales, closing the so-called “Gun Show Loophole.” The petition is part of an initiated statute that calls on requiring the sale and transfer of guns to be conducted by a federally-licensed firearms dealer. The petition language… Read More

DeWine Considering Red-Flag Gun Law After Recent Attacks On Worshippers

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s deeply concerned about attacks at houses of worship, including at a synagogue in California this weekend. And that has him looking into a specific type of gun legislation that’s failed to move in the Republican dominated legislature before. DeWine called the shooting at the California synagogue “horrible” and “deplorable”. DeWine has… Read More

Judge Overturns Columbus’ Ban On Gun Bump Stocks

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A city of Columbus’ law banning a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly has been overturned by a judge as unconstitutional. The Columbus Dispatch reports Franklin County Judge David Cain ruled Friday that municipalities can’t regulate gun accessories like bump stocks under state law. Bump stocks drew wide… Read More

US Sen. Manchin Blasts NRA, Says Group Has Changed Its Focus

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Again facing heat from the gun lobby, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is criticizing the National Rifle Association, saying it moved from promoting gun safety and culture to being “big business.” The West Virginia Democrat made the comments Tuesday to The Associated Press. Recently, the NRA criticized Manchin for opposing a state measure to drop permitting… Read More