Ohio Cities Sue Over ‘Dangerous’ Holes in Gun Background Checks

Nov. 9, 2020, 5:33 PM

Following a summer of record gun violence, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio on Monday sued the state, alleging its attorney general failed to update the databases used to screen out felons attempting to buy firearms or get concealed-carry permits.

“This suit is the first of its kind where cities are suing the state to do its job,” Eric Tirschwell, managing director for Everytown Law and attorney for the cities, said during a Monday teleconference. “We don’t expect it to be the last.”

The lawsuit asks the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to compel the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), a ...

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