Gun rights groups protest Ohio cities’ regulations as ‘abuse of power’!

Gun rights activists in Ohio are suing the cities of Columbus and Cincinnati over recently enacted gun regulations that they regard as an “abuse of power.”

The lawsuits, filed by Ohioans for Concealed Carry and the Buckeye Firearms Foundation, maintains that the gun regulations violate state pre-emption laws, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

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“This will be the seventh and eighth time we have had to bring legal action against municipalities,” Gary Witt, with Ohioans for Concealed Carry, told FOX 28 in Columbus. “We will win again.”

In May, Cincinnati became the first city in Ohio to ban bump stocks, attachments that make a semi-automatic weapon fire like a machine gun.

That same month, Columbus approved a broad package of regulations to ban bump stocks, make carrying a gun while under disability a misdemeanor, and prohibit brandishing imitation firearms in public, among other items.”

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The Ohio gun rights groups have requested that the new ordinances be suspended until their lawsuits are settled.

Chuck LaRosa, of Ohioans for Concealed Carry, claimed the regulations were passed merely to make politicians look good, following recent highly publicized shootings elsewhere, rather than to reduce gun violence.