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Kasich signs exec order to “keep weapons out of the wrong hands”

Today Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order to “keep weapons out of the wrong hands in our state,” he wrote on Twitter. 

The Dispatch, in partnership with WBNS-TV, discovered in 2015 that Ohio’s criminal-background-check system (National Criminal Background Check) was old and problematic.

Convictions that would prohibit someone from buying a firearm would not appear in the database for several months and some felons were even temporarily flagged as having clean records.

“In too many communities, convictions aren’t uploaded to the National Criminal Background Check system as they should be,” wrote Kasich in the tweet.

The executive order will strengthen compliance with the system so that that background checks are more accurate and guns stay out of the wrong hands.

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