Rally held downtown as part of effort to ban assault-style weapons in Ohio

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A rally was held Monday to launch an effort to ban assault-style weapons in Ohio.

The rally follows last week's school shooting in Florida, in which 17 people were shot and killed by a former student.

Former Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich and Akron Councilwoman Tara Samples were there with their model state-wide ban resolution.

This comes just one day after Gov. John Kasich called on President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and the leaders of both parties to work together to pass common sense gun control legislation.

He wants increased background checks, closing loopholes that allow immediate sales at gun shows and also person-to-person sales of firearms. Kasich also said there needs to be more of a focus on mental health illness and keeping guns out of the hands of those who are mentally ill.

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