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  Updated: July 25, 12:06 p.m.

A Hamilton County Judge is stopping Cincinnati officials from enforcing a recently approved ordinance banning the possession, use or sale of bump stocks in the city.  

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Experts told Kentucky lawmakers that gun violence needs to be addressed as a public health crisis, advising that they consider legislation that would require gun owners to lock up their firearms.

Gov. John Kasich is sounding off on the lack of movement on gun regulations that he’d proposed earlier this year, commenting on it in two separate public events.

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Gov. Matt Bevin says in order to put an end to school shootings, parents need to stop over-medicating their children and steer them away from cell phones and violent video games.

Judge Temporarily Blocks Columbus Bump Stock Ban

Jun 26, 2018

A Franklin County judge has temporarily blocked two gun control laws recently passed by Columbus City Council, following a lawsuit from pro-gun groups.

Cincinnati And Columbus Sued Over Gun Control Laws

Jun 22, 2018
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Ohio pro-gun groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against Columbus and Cincinnati, hoping to overturn recently passed gun control measures.

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Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval, joined by former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, stood before about 125 supporters – mostly women – in a North Avondale front yard Wednesday to launch a "Women for Aftab" organization.

States across the political spectrum have turned recently to a new kind of gun control measure, known as red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders. They allow for the seizure of guns from potentially dangerous people.

The House and Senate are working on moving bills through their chambers through the next two weeks before going on summer break. This is a critical time for bills lawmakers want to pass, assuming that they’re next chance won’t be till after the November election. 

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A federal judge in Florida has decided that the National Rifle Association cannot use pseudonyms for teenagers who want to buy guns as part of a legal challenge against new gun laws in Florida.

The judge expressed sympathy for the teenagers, acknowledging that they probably would suffer extreme harassment if their names were public. But, he wrote with evident reluctance, the law was clear that pseudonyms were not allowed.

Gov. John Kasich has been urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would put a red flag law in place to prevent people deemed dangerous by a court from buying guns. It would also ban bump stock attachments for guns and make other reforms. But it appears it won’t be easy to get it passed.

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

This weekend brought huge protests over gun laws and another appearance by Gov. John Kasich on a Sunday morning national TV news show, talking about his recent and public change of heart on gun laws. But it’s still unclear whether recently discussed gun law changes will move forward with state lawmakers.

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Hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington and around the country to demand stricter gun control this weekend.

But that’s just the first step, David Hogg, a survivor of the February Parkland, Florida school shooting, told NPR Monday.

Kasich Urges Gun Control Activists To 'Keep It Up'

Mar 26, 2018

Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich is urging the thousands of gun control supporters who marched in Columbus, Washington and several other cities last weekend to “keep it up.”

Kasich made his comments Sunday on CNN’s "State of the Union," where he said those who want to toughen gun restrictions can see incremental change if they keep pressure on lawmakers.

After the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, students across the country have raised their voices to protest gun violence: "Enough is enough." "Never again." "Not one more."

For Lela Free, a freshman in Marshall County, Ky., another phrase comes to mind.

"We should have been the last," she says.

Just weeks before the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, a student armed with a handgun entered Marshall County High School in Kentucky. He killed two students, and injured 18 others.

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Cincinnati Public School board members have approved a resolution calling on the state and federal governments to prioritize school safety. The measure comes after several high-profile school shootings this year.

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A so-called "red flag" bill introduced in the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate would allow guns to be confiscated from people thought to be safety risks to themselves and others. Within two weeks of that seizure, a court would have to decide whether the person could get his or her gun back. 

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Colerain High School Principal Jack Fisher doesn't want his 1,900 students leaving the building for a nationwide walkout planned for Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. 

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The Cincinnati grandmother of a 14-year-old victim in the Florida school shooting is demanding universal background checks and limits on assault weapons. At a Thursday news conference she and others put local lawmakers on notice.

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