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Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Columbus' New Gun Restrictions

Jun 26, 2018

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A Franklin County judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring the city of Columbus from enforcing its recently enacted gun regulations, including a ban on bump stocks, amid a lawsuit filed by pro-gun groups. 

The order is in effect until a July 9 hearing on a preliminary injunction request. The order was requested by Ohioans for Concealed Carry and the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, which has filed a lawsuit challenging the new regulations as violations of state law. OCC has used the lawsuit as part of a fundraising pitch to help pay attorneys fees. The city says the regulations are designed to curb gun violence and protect victims of domestic violence, and looks forward to defending them in court.