- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland City Council has passed legislation that includes a provision requiring gun offenders to register with the city.

Mayor Frank Jackson says Monday’s passage is the culmination of a long process and gives law enforcement more tools to attack gun violence in the city.

Some of the legislation’s elements include requiring private sellers to report sales to police, prohibiting the concealed carry of handguns, which state law allows and requiring a gun owner to report a lost or stolen firearm.

The move to pass legislation that goes beyond current state law will likely face another round of court challenges.

The Ohio Supreme Court voted 5-2 in 2010 that state gun laws trump legislation passed by municipalities. That ruling was made in a challenge to Cleveland gun laws passed in 2006.

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