Court rules Cleveland gun offender registry is invalid


CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court says Cleveland’s registry of people who have committed crimes with guns is invalid because it conflicts with state law.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2podisn ) the gun offender registry is among of number firearms regulations overturned Thursday by a three-judge panel.

The gun registry law took effect late last year. It says residents charged with gun offenses must register within five days of being convicted or released from prison.

It was part of a slate of new laws pushed through in 2015 by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and city council members.

Members of a group called Ohioans for Concealed Carry challenged the changes.

Jackson said Thursday he believes some of the regulations can be rewritten to avoid conflicts with state laws.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com