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Beacon Journal/Ohio.com editorial board: Ban assault weapons, save lives


On Monday, the Akron City Council joined many others across the country in taking a stand following the recent massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The council called on state lawmakers to ban military style assault weapons, limit magazines to no more than 10 bullets, bar bump stocks and trigger cranks, both devices used to escalate a weapon’s firing capacity.

Will the declaration make a difference? Gov. John Kasich has opened the door to such changes, while keeping Ohioans in the dark about his…

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