- Associated Press - Sunday, December 8, 2019

Ohio cities challenging a new state law that they say infringes on their ability to regulate firearms are ready for their day in court.

The cities are asking for an injunction to delay part of the law from taking effect until the court rules whether it’s constitutional.

The provision the cities are challenging would allow gun owners who believe their rights have been violated to sue a municipality and seek damages.

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A court hearing on the matter is scheduled for Monday in Summit County Common Pleas Court in Akron.

The complaint from the cities, including five from Summit County, argues that the state can’t legislate their ability to make rules and regulations that don’t conflict with existing state and federal law, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati also are challenging the law.

A spokesman for the Ohio Attorney’s General Office said that the state does not comment on pending litigation.

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