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In the past, some law-abiding Americans have found themselves facing felony firearms charges because they were not aware of different laws or ordinances imposed by cities and counties that differ from state law. To help avoid this confusion and wrongful convictions, the Ohio legislature in 2006 passed a law that forbids any local government from passing their own gun control ordinances that are more restrictive than state law.

The Columbus city council chose to ignore the state law as they passed 11 new gun control ordinances for the state’s capital city. A prominent gun rights group is considering filing a lawsuit against the city.

(WOSU) – A prominent Ohio gun rights group is threatening to sue Columbus after City Council passed a number of gun control measures.

At its Monday night meeting, Columbus Council unanimously signed off on 11 new gun ordinances, including banning bump stocks, prohibiting gun sales in residential areas, and adding new restrictions against firearm possession.

Chuck LaRosa of Ohioans for Concealed Carry says they’re considering a legal challenge.

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“OFCC has sued other municipalities. We’ve always won, and I’ve got no reason to think that this one would be any different,” he says.

An Ohio law enacted in 2006 prevents local governments from passing gun control measures more restrictive than the state’s regulations…

Columbus city attorney Zack Klein, a revision to the Ohio statute gives the city the right to make the ordinances they did and he says the city is prepared to defend the lawsuit if filed. Cincinnati has also recently passed an ordinance banning bump-stocks and like Columbus, they say the state law does not apply to firearm accessories.

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