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Violent Career Criminal Act

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Ohioans who commit multiple crimes with a gun may soon face tougher penalties under a new proposed law supported by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

Dewine presented the 'Violent Career Criminal Act' at a Columbus news conference on Monday. The new Ohio bill would impose longer prison sentences for repeat offenders convicted of crimes involving a firearm. The problem of gun related crimes is something that the Lima Police Department is all too familiar with.

Current laws place gun welding criminals behind bars one to five years, however the Violent Career Criminal Act would place criminals behind bars for a mandatory 11 years.

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