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A series of internal National Rifle Association documents leaked online over the weekend, detailing lavish six-figure spending on clothing and travel expenses for CEO Wayne LaPierre.

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Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he's concerned about attacks at houses of worship, including at a synagogue in California over the weekend. 

Law-abiding Ohioans age 21 and older could legally carry hidden firearms without getting a permit under a proposal introduced by Ohio House Republicans and supported by GOP Governor Mike DeWine.

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The president of the Ohio Senate doesn't think lawmakers infringed on cities' rights with legislation that supersedes local gun ordinances and gives citizens the right to challenge those laws in court. 

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The city of Columbus today filed a lawsuit against the state of Ohio to halt legislation enacted last year because it limits the ability municipalities have to enact local gun ordinances. 

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The state has joined two briefings filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on cases dealing with gun ownership and regulations. 

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Ohio lawmakers have approved legislation correcting a gun law passed last year. 

Updated at 6:35 p.m. ET

The House passed what advocates call the most significant gun control measure in more than two decades on Wednesday when it approved the first of two bills aimed at broadening the federal background check system for firearms purchases.

The vote on the first bill, dubbed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, passed largely along party lines 240 to 190 with Democrats who control the House cheering as they carried the legislation across the finish line.

Ohio Public Radio

A gun owners' group is challenging a state self-defense law passed last year - saying it could make felons out of half a million Ohioans who own certain types of weapons. 

A longtime Trump ally pushed to have two fathers of Parkland victims tossed out of a congressional hearing on gun violence — a reflection of the vociferous nature of the debate Democrats have made a priority in the new Congress.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., sparked commotion in the hearing when he listed circumstances in which violence was committed by undocumented immigrants, and said the solution would be to build the Trump-backed wall along the Southwest border.

There's a countdown clock on the website for RW Arms, a Texas-based seller of firearms accessories. It tracks the days, hours, minutes and seconds until they're no longer permitted to sell bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire almost as fast as illegal machine guns.

Promotional emails from RW Arms also include the countdown clock, urging customers to "order now" to "enjoy this unique firing experience" while they can.

Updated at 6:29 p.m. ET

The new House Democratic majority is promising to do something the party avoided when it last controlled the levers of power in Washington: pass gun legislation enhancing background check requirements for all gun purchases.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House and Senate Thursday voted to override Governor John Kasich's veto of the amended  "Stand Your Ground" gun bill. 

Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the so-called "Stand Your Ground"  gun bill, setting the stage for a possible override vote next week. 

The Trump administration is banning bump stocks, the firearm attachment that allows a semiautomatic weapon to shoot almost as fast as a machine gun.

The devices, also known as slide fires, came under intense scrutiny after they were used by the gunman who opened fire on a country music concert in Las Vegas last year, killing 58 people.

The massacre touched off a public outcry, including from some lawmakers, for the accessories to be banned.

Ohio Public Radio

As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Governor John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill.

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In a surprise move, the Ohio Senate has stripped the "Stand Your Ground" provisions out of the "Stand Your Ground" gun bill. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House Wednesday approved an NRA-backed 'stand your ground' gun bill. 

The deadly mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., last week came less than a day after dozens of Democrats who campaigned on promises to strengthen gun laws were elected to the House of Representatives. Across the country, candidates from Virginia, Georgia, Texas and Washington state bluntly called for more gun safety, seemingly emboldened to take on the National Rifle Association.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray held the first of three planned gubernatorial debates on Wednesday in Dayton. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Governor John Kasich is using an unusual procedure that will allow a gun bill to become law without his signature. 

A Hamilton County judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the City of Cincinnati from enforcing it's two-month-old ban on bump stocks. 

A Franklin County judge says the City of Columbus' recently enacted ban on bump stocks is unconstitutional. 

A Franklin County judge Monday extended the temporary restraining order issued last month halting enforcement of the City of Columbus' new gun regulations. 

Ohio Public Radio

Records show more than 200 courts have failed to respond to Governor John Kasich's executive order seeking more information on their history with the national background check database. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House will not hold a vote on the so-called "Stand Your Ground" gun bill before taking the summer break this week.

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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. 

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Two pro gun groups are making good on their threats to take legal action against the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati over recently passed weapons laws. 

Columbus city officials are pumping more money into gun violence prevention efforts.  

In the wake of the Parkland high school massacre, there's been renewed interest in "red flag" laws, which allow courts and police to temporarily remove guns from people perceived to pose a threat.

The new research offers insight into the laws' effect — and it may not be what you think.

"Although these laws tended to be enacted after mass shooting events, in practice, they tend to be enforced primarily for suicide prevention," says Aaron Kivisto, a clinical psychologist with the University of Indianapolis who studies gun violence prevention.

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