Group challenges Ohio city's gun control measures

An organization that backs Ohio's law allowing concealed weapons has challenged gun control ordinances in Cleveland Heights as unconstitutional.

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

The Plain Dealer reports the suit was filed Friday by Ohioans for Concealed Carry and Cleveland Heights resident Philip Mulivor.

A 2006 state law blocks cities from passing tougher local measures, such as assault weapon bans and handgun registration requirements.

Cleveland Heights law director John Gibbon says the city no longer enforces a park sign banning firearms. He plans to review the ordinances with an eye toward any needed repeals or changes.

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