guns

Judge Overturns Columbus' Ban On Bump Stocks

Jul 14, 2018
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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.

Franklin County Judge David Cain ruled Friday that municipalities can't regulate gun accessories like bump stocks under state law.

Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Records show more than 200 courts across Ohio failed to respond to Gov. John Kasich’s executive order seeking more information on their history with the national background check database used in stopping gun-related crimes.

Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET

President Trump has ordered U.S. flags to be lowered to half-staff as "a mark of solemn respect" for the four journalists and a newspaper sales representative killed last week at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md. The proclamation came after Annapolis' mayor said his request to lower flags had been denied.

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The Ohio legislature's standoff over "Stand Your Ground" has been pushed back to the fall.

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The Ohio House is predicted to pass a stand-your-ground bill this week, despite Gov. John Kasich's push for tighter gun regulations. The Governor threatened to veto the stand-your-ground bill if it gets to his desk, but the new Speaker of the House said he could overturn it. 

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A coalition seeking to reduce gun violence across Ohio is urging lawmakers to act quickly to enact Republican Gov. John Kasich's proposed gun law changes.

Elaine Thompson / Associated Press

One of the most controversial bills moving through the Ohio Statehouse is the so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill. Pro-gun groups support the legislation, which removes the requirement to try and retreat before taking lethal action.

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In Ohio, it only takes one act of violence to make you eligible for a civil protection order if the courts agree there’s a clear and credible threat of physical harm or past violence. Not all protection orders deal with guns, either. Some orders just tell people to stay away from their accuser.

But there’s a problem: Sometimes, offenders avoid being served their protection orders.

John Glenn International Airport

John Glenn Columbus International Airport TSA officers found a loaded handgun in a passenger’s bag at a security checkpoint Sunday afternoon.

Ohio State University

An Ohio State Board of Trustees committee signed off Thursday on a measure that would allow certain law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons on campus, and a plan to purchase land in Delaware County for a satellite medical facility.

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