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Gun Restrictions

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of new gun restrictions, including bans on imitation firearms and bump stocks. 

Two gun rights groups are threatening to sue the city of Cincinnati after city council Wednesday passed an ordinance banning so-called "trigger activators" like bump stocks, modifications that allow rapid fire.  

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Only eight people showed up to speak last night at a Columbus City Council hearing on proposed gun regulations. 

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A pro-gun group says it is prepared to sue the City of Columbus if the group determines proposed gun control laws violate state law. 

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed an executive order urging county clerks of court and other agencies to do a better job at entering names and criminal information into a national gun background check system. 

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

It's a common refrain touted by gun rights advocates, who argue that using guns in self-defense can help save lives. But what is the actual number of defensive gun uses?

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The Ohio Legislature is hearing testimony on dueling gun bills this week.

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A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature that includes gun control measures backed by Gov.  John Kasich. 

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives events across the nation, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment.

Nearly three-fourths of U.S. teachers do not want to carry guns in school, and they overwhelmingly favor gun control measures over security steps meant to "harden" schools, according to a new Gallup poll.

Lately, the NRA has relied heavily on videos to communicate with the public and its supporters, and video is how it announced its position on legislation to temporarily remove guns from people thought to pose a threat.

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An estimated 200 Ohio high school students who walked out of their buildings this morning made their way to the Statehouse to lobby  lawmakers to pass or reject some gun bills under consideration.

Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET to reflect growing number of walkouts

Seventeen-year-old Egzona Rexhepi and many of her classmates in Boise, Idaho, will join students at schools and universities across the country as they walk out of their school Wednesday to protest gun violence.

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For seven years, Ohio lawmakers have been cutting down on gun regulation.

The Justice Department has taken the first step in banning the sale, manufacture or possession of bump stocks through new regulation, as Congress stalls in drafting a legislative prohibition.

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Students from four Columbus City high schools and one elementary school are among those planning to take part in the National School Walkout March 14th, in honor of the 17 people killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida.  

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The National Rifle Association is dismissing former Democratic Ohio attorney general's Mark Dann's op-ed in which he says he got "in the pocket" of the gun-rights group to protect his political career and now regrets it. 

The issue of guns and gun violence has energized some Republicans such as Governor John Kasich. 

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Among Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich’s new proposals on gun laws are a ban on bump stocks” and a so-called “red flag” bill, allowing law enforcement to seize guns of people deemed dangerous. 

An increasing number of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, want more gun regulation, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll that surveyed people in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed several gun law changes he hopes to get through the Republican-dominated  legislature.

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio told reporters during a conference call Tuesday this might be the time for lawmakers to ban the use of bump stocks.

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The owner of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says on social media she is considering ending the use of FedEx if the company fails to stop supporting the National Rifle Association.

Ohio gun groups say they oppose any bans on the bump stocks used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons.

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Among the U.S. Senate's most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, Ohio's Rob Portman and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson stood firmly with the National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control.

'Pro-life' Gun Amendment Proposed To Respond To Ultrasound Requirement

Jun 26, 2013

Two Democrats seized on the last-minute addition of an abortion-related measure into the proposed state budget by introducing a gun-related bill they say is “pro-life”.

Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs says she supports President Obama's gun control proposals.