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The group pushing for a law to require federally licensed dealers and background checks for most gun purchases in Ohio says it will try again after getting shot down by the state attorney general.

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Gun rights advocates say a proposal to require nearly all gun sales and transfers to go through federally licensed dealers and to require buyers to undergo background checks won’t have much of an effect on crime.

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The group Ohioans for Gun Safety is rolling out a new campaign that would expand background checks for gun sales, closing the so-called “Gun Show Loophole.”