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Two Catholic organizations on the North Side are spearheading an effort to encourage city and state officials to review the possible sale of firearms at a pawnshop in a nearby neighborhood.

In a letter to state Rep. Kevin Boyce, officials at the Dominican Sisters of Peace and Ohio Dominican University say they strenuously object to the sale of guns at Buy Here, Sell Here on 5th Avenue at Nelson Road.

The shop is near a school-bus stop, child-care centers, parks, playgrounds and homes, including housing for Dominican sisters and students, according to the letter, dated last Friday and written by Sister Margaret Ormond, prioress of the congregation, and Peter Cimbolic, the president of the university.

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