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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. 

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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. 

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.

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of new gun restrictions, including bans on imitation firearms and bump stocks. 

Two gun rights groups are threatening to sue the city of Cincinnati after city council Wednesday passed an ordinance banning so-called "trigger activators" like bump stocks, modifications that allow rapid fire.  

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Only eight people showed up to speak last night at a Columbus City Council hearing on proposed gun regulations. 

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A pro-gun group says it is prepared to sue the City of Columbus if the group determines proposed gun control laws violate state law. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed an executive order urging county clerks of court and other agencies to do a better job at entering names and criminal information into a national gun background check system. 

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

It's a common refrain touted by gun rights advocates, who argue that using guns in self-defense can help save lives. But what is the actual number of defensive gun uses?

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Legislature is hearing testimony on dueling gun bills this week.

Jo Ingles

A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature that includes gun control measures backed by Gov.  John Kasich. 

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, responding to this past weekend's March For Our Lives events across the nation, is proposing what some might call a radical solution to prevent further gun violence — repealing the Second Amendment.

Nearly three-fourths of U.S. teachers do not want to carry guns in school, and they overwhelmingly favor gun control measures over security steps meant to "harden" schools, according to a new Gallup poll.

Lately, the NRA has relied heavily on videos to communicate with the public and its supporters, and video is how it announced its position on legislation to temporarily remove guns from people thought to pose a threat.

Jo Ingles

An estimated 200 Ohio high school students who walked out of their buildings this morning made their way to the Statehouse to lobby  lawmakers to pass or reject some gun bills under consideration.

Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET to reflect growing number of walkouts

Seventeen-year-old Egzona Rexhepi and many of her classmates in Boise, Idaho, will join students at schools and universities across the country as they walk out of their school Wednesday to protest gun violence.

Ohio Public Radio

For seven years, Ohio lawmakers have been cutting down on gun regulation.

The Justice Department has taken the first step in banning the sale, manufacture or possession of bump stocks through new regulation, as Congress stalls in drafting a legislative prohibition.

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