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Franklin County Prosecutor Seeks Dozens Of Gun Indictments

Franklin County prosecutor Ron O'Brien says his office recently sought grand jury indictments for more than 60 people accused of violating the state's gun laws. O'Brien's office said Thursday that the alleged felony crimes included illegal carry of a concealed weapon, having a weapon under disability or felony, and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. The indictments, which date back to Feb. 1, were sought by the office's Gun Unit, which is made up of five full-time prosecutors who handle guns or illegal weapons cases exclusively. Most of the cases last year were referred by the Columbus police. The office said that between 2010 and 2012, the prosecutors closed 1,126 gun cases with a conviction rate of more than 98 percent.