Ohio Gov. DeWine pursues 'red flag' law about seizing guns

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said he is pursuing a "red flag" law in Ohio that would allow guns to be seized temporarily from owners thought to be a threat to themselves or others.

DeWine said his team is trying to come up with a version that could pass the GOP-dominated Legislature, which rejected a similar proposal last year from his predecessor Republican John Kasich.

DeWine was elected with backing from gun-rights advocates but previously indicated that he would support a "red flag" bill if it ensures due process for the owners who could temporarily lose their weapons.

DeWine said he's been particularly concerned by recent attacks on U.S. houses of worship.

Ohio law currently allows for confiscating firearms if civil-protection orders are issued against their owners in domestic-violence cases.

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