Ohio judge holds up lawsuit targeting state ban on local gun-control ordinances

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Smith & Wesson handguns on display at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 19, 2016. AP Photo/John Locher


CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story reported that Judge Stephen McIntosh’s decision on Thursday stayed his preliminary injunction freezing Ohio’s ban on local gun laws. There is disagreement among the parties in the case about whether that is true.

COLUMBUS, Ohio—A Franklin County judge on Thursday halted proceedings in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Ohio laws banning local gun-control ordinances.

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