Ohio lawmakers rush to introduce gun legislation

CINCINNATI (AP) — A newspaper analysis finds an increase in the number of gun-related bills brought forth by the Ohio Legislature.

The report by the Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1aYsTkE ) says lawmakers have introduced 19 firearm-related bills since taking office in January, 11 of them expanding gun owners’ rights.

The paper says in a story Thursday that that’s five more than the 14 firearm-related bills introduced in 2011 and 2012.

The paper says Rep. John Becker, a freshman Republican from Clermont County, has sponsored the most, with four bills, including one that removes semi-automatic weapons that can fire more than 31 rounds without reloading from the Ohio definition of automatic weapons.

None of the bills have yet moved out of committee. Of 14 gun-related bills introduced in 2011 and 2012, just three became law.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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