COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State lawmakers have fixed a mistake in an Ohio bill that gun rights advocates said could inadvertently ban several types of legal guns and have sent the corrective bill to the governor for his signature.
At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and limits local governments’ ability to pass gun laws, among other changes.
Gun advocates said a misplaced paragraph in the bill unintentionally lumped a variety of long guns into a prohibited category and asked lawmakers to fix the problem before the law takes effect in late March.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that lawmakers sent the fix to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday and voted for it to be implemented immediately when signed by the governor.