- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - An Ohio gun rights advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging legislation recently passed in Cleveland that requires gun offenders to register with the city.

Ohioans for Concealed Carry filed the suit in Cuyahoga County Tuesday, requesting an injunction of the new law passed by Cleveland City Council Monday. The legislation also requires private sellers to report sales to police and prohibits the concealed carry of handguns, which state law allows.

Ohioans for Concealed Carry argues in its complaint that state law prohibits local municipalities from making their own gun laws. President Jeff Garvas tells the Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/1Jtkt5d ) that the legislation is the city’s attempt to solve its violence epidemic.

Councilman Matt Zone says it is council’s right to enact laws that make sense for Cleveland.


Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com

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