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Ohio proposal aims to give cities some control over guns

July 22, 2016

Lima News

July 20, 2016

by Ann Sanner

COLUMBUS (AP) — An Ohio legislative proposal announced Wednesday seeks to give cities the ability to restrict the state laws allowing open or concealed carry of firearms during certain events.

The bill, with uncertain prospects, is expected to be introduced next week.

The idea for the legislation grew out of concerns raised about the state’s open-carry gun law during this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, said state Sen. Cecil Thomas, a Cincinnati Democrat and former police officer.

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