City of Campbell repeals ordinance banning gun sales after residents protest

Youngstown's NBC affiliate, WFMJ, is reporting that a Campbell city ordinance banning the sale of guns within the city has been repealed after sparking controversy among council and residents.

From the story:

The ordinance was originally passed in January with the intention of stopping gun shops from opening in the city.

Last weekend, protesters gathered to voice their opposition to the ordinance, which also prohibited residents from selling firearms privately.

Council said they will attempt to craft a new law that would be more narrowly tailored at some point in the future.

According to earlier coverage from The Vindicator, the Youngstown State University branch of the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) had planned a rally at the city building last Saturday afternoon, but almost backed out after the city police Chief Gus Sarigianopoulos ordered the group to pay $2,000 for four to six police officers to work at the rally. Ohioans For Concealed Carry (OFCC) filed a lawsuit challenging the law in Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas, and its members donated $400 toward a newly-negotiated rate of $480 for police presence, which allowed YAL to go ahead with the rally. The OFCC website reports more than 100 people attended Saturday's rally to challenge the constitutionality of the law, which has now been (at least temporarily) repealed.

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