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An increasing number of Americans, both Republicans and Democrats, want more gun regulation, according to a new NPR/Ipsos poll that surveyed people in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich proposed several gun law changes he hopes to get through the Republican-dominated  legislature.

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Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio told reporters during a conference call Tuesday this might be the time for lawmakers to ban the use of bump stocks.

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The owner of Columbus-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams says on social media she is considering ending the use of FedEx if the company fails to stop supporting the National Rifle Association.

Dozens of Columbus Schools students staged a demonstration against gun violence Thursday at the Statehouse.

Two Democratic state lawmakers are proposing legislation to ban  assault weapons in the wake of recent mass shootings.

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Following the deadly school shooting in Florida on Feb. 14, President Trump is directing the Department of Justice to develop regulations to ban bump stocks.

"Just a few moments ago I signed a memorandum directing the AG to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized, Jeff, very soon," Trump said, referring to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

A group of teenagers who say they are desperate for some action on gun control staged a silent "lie-in" outside the White House Monday, in the wake of the deadly Florida school shooting last week.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has apparently changed his views on gun regulations. 

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Tuesday's shootings at multiple locations in Northern California and other mass killings in the U.S. are prompting more debate about gun control.

Ohio gun groups say they oppose any bans on the bump stocks used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons.

Last weekend's massacre in Las Vegas is only the latest reminder of the persistent gun violence in the United States. And a new set of statistics on the rates of gun violence unrelated to conflict underscores just how outsize U.S. rates of gun deaths are compared with those in much of the rest of the world.

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The White House has chided talk of gun control this week, claiming it's too soon to discuss policy in the wake of the Las Vegas shootings. 

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A group of advocates is pushing for more gun control legislation, even as state lawmakers are debating several pro-gun bills.

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U.S. Representative Tim Ryan of the Youngstown area was one of the Democrats taking part in a sit-in this week on the floor of the House, demanding a vote on gun restrictions for people on the Homeland Security "no-fly" list. 

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Among the U.S. Senate's most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey, Ohio's Rob Portman and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson stood firmly with the National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at gun control.

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In responding to the shootinga in Orlando, Republican U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio wanted to make clear where he stood on selling guns to suspected terrorists.

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In a speech Monday in Cleveland, presumptive Democaratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called for stricter gun regulations and laid out her approach to fighting terrorism while mourning the shooting deaths of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  

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Legislation is being proposed in the Ohio House requiring people to surrender firearms to law enforcement agencies if they've been convicted of domestic violence or served with a civil protection order.

A gun-control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg says it is not supporting a call by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate P.G. Sittenfeld asking voters to restore control over state gun laws to cities.

As one might expect, both sides in the gun control debate have different takes on the executive actions President Obama announced this week to try and reduce the rate of gun violence.

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he plans to spend 50 million dollars this year to form a group that will push to get 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls.

The former Arizona Congresswoman injured in a mass shooting visited Cincinnati yesterday to talk about the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill.

Legislators Propose Temporarily Pulling Guns From Domestic Abusers

May 15, 2013

The danger of an abusive domestic situation doesn't necessarily end when the abused person gets out, and sometimes obtaining a restraining order isn't enough.

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