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It looks like Ohio voters might get to vote on a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales after all. A previous version of a petition that would start the process of putting it on the ballot to begin had been rejected last month.

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The group pushing for a law to require federally licensed dealers and background checks for most gun purchases in Ohio has been rejected by the state attorney general.

Attorney General Dave Yost rejected the language that would be on the petitions that Ohioans for Gun Safety would circulate. The group would need 132,000 registered voters’ signatures to put the proposal first before lawmakers and then potentially to voters.