Supreme Court won’t hear Cleveland gun registry case


CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court is refusing to hear Cleveland’s appeal of a lower-court ruling rejecting the city’s efforts at creating a gun offender registry.

Cleveland.com reports the court’s refusal on Wednesday to hear the appeal means most of the measures passed by Cleveland City Council in 2015 to address gun violence remain invalid. The registry would have required residents charged with gun offenses to register within five days of being convicted or released from prison.

The 8th District Court of Appeals in Cleveland ruled last year some of the ordinances conflicted with state laws.

Mayor Frank Jackson says he’s disappointed by the high court’s decision. Jackson says the lower-court ruling weakens cities’ home-rule powers and efforts to protect citizens.

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