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An Ohio group that has already successfully fought local gun-control laws has filed suit against Cleveland Heights, seeking to overturn ordinances that it terms unlawful and unconstitutional.

Most of the ordinances were passed in 1985 and cover registration, possession, display, sale of firearms within the city and bans carrying guns in city parks even if state allows it.

Ohio’s statewide uniform gun law was approved in 2006. It blocks cities from passing tougher laws such as assault weapons bans and handgun registration requirements. Last year the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the state’s law, ruling that it did not violate Ohio’s home rule provisions that gives local authorities the ability to enact measures in the interest of their citizens.

OCC already has sued and won cases against the village of Clyde and city of Campbell. He said the Clyde case went all the way to the Ohio Supreme Court, which upheld the group’s victory. It has also persuaded other political subdivisions to roll back laws that do not comport with state code.

Source: James Ewinger for The Plain Dealer.

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