(ONN) – A gun safety group hoping to change Ohio law to require background checks on virtually all gun sales is trying again to clear an initial hurdle and get its petition summary approved.
The proposal from Ohioans for Gun Safety would close a loophole that allows sales without background checks at gun shows and between private individuals.
The group says it has submitted a revised summary of its petition.
The attorney general rejected the first summary language for the petition, saying it inaccurately suggested the proposal would apply to all firearm sales.
Should the petition advance, it would first ask Ohio lawmakers to enact universal background checks.
If they don’t, the petition could be presented directly to voters.