Ohio lawmakers voted Tuesday to override outgoing Gov. Bob Taft’s veto of a bill that will wipe out local gun laws, the first time in 20 years that the Legislature has rejected a gubernatorial veto. The move was all the more unusual because both chambers are dominated by Republicans–the governor’s own party, reports the Associated Press.
The Senate voted 21-12 on Tuesday to override, and the House voted last week. The bill will take effect in about three months. Taft, who leaves office in a few weeks, has said the gun bill, which is meant to clean up Ohio’s concealed weapons law, pre-empts about 80 local gun laws, including assault-weapons bans in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo. A number of the cities say they might sue.