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Gun Control Group Criticizes Ohio Lawmaker’s Event
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Gun control advocates are criticizing an upcoming fundraiser for a state representative from southwestern Ohio that encourages people to bring their own guns and shoot them at a firing range.
The Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, several Democrats and others urged Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Liberty Township on Tuesday to cancel her May 12 fundraiser at the Middletown Sportsmens Club. They called the event distasteful and irresponsible in the wake of a school shooting that killed three Ohio students.
Conditt’s campaign treasurer says there are no plans to cancel the event, which he says are consistent with the lawmaker’s support for gun rights.
Dave Bruno says machine guns aren’t allowed at the fundraiser, which will feature skeet shooting.
A message left for Conditt on Tuesday was not immediately returned.