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Cleveland Heights Repeals Gun Law in Face of Lawsuit; Gun Group Proceeds with Suit

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Cleveland Heights has repealed its firearms ordinances following a lawsuit by Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OCC).

The City Council unanimously approved the measure at its September 6 meeting after OCC sought a permanent injunction against the city in August for passing legislation that superseded state law. The law included a ban against carrying a gun in a city park, which state law allows.

OCC has until October 14 to file opposition papers to the city’s motion to dismiss the suit.

OCC president Jeff Garvas indicated the lawsuit would go ahead, despite the legislation’s repeal. He said the group wants the court to issue an official ruling stating the city’s legislation was in violation of state law. The OCC contends the city has been uncooperative.

Via Cleveland.com.

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