Columbus mulls new strategy to limit gun violence. Could it work?
In defiance of a gun loving state legislature, the city of Columbus is mulling a novel legal strategy: treating gun violence as a public nuisance. Rather than passing a local law restricting gun access that would likely be struck down in court, Columbus officials indicated they want to instead invoke a state law that says […]
DeWine signs law removing training, background check, permitting requirement to conceal carry
Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Monday removing training, background check and permitting requirements to carry a concealed weapon in Ohio. When the law takes effect in 90 days, all Ohioans aged 21 and older who are lawfully allowed to possess a weapon will be able to carry it concealed on their persons. […]
Legislature passes permitless concealed carry; bill goes to DeWine
Republicans in both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation Wednesday removing permitting, training, and background check requirements to carry a concealed weapon. Senate Bill 215 now goes to GOP Gov. Mike DeWine, who can sign it into law or veto the legislation. It passed 57-35 in the House on Wednesday, mostly along party […]
DeWine made written policy ‘promises’ to the gun lobby. Will he keep them?
In 2018, Gov. Mike DeWine told the gun lobby, in writing, that he’d deliver as governor on two major firearms bills if they reached his desk. One expanded the use of lethal force in self defense. The other allowed Ohio adults to carry concealed weapons without training or a background check. About a year later, […]
House committee passes bill allowing for concealed carry of guns without training
An Ohio House committee passed legislation Thursday that would allow most Ohioans who are 21 years of age and up to lawfully carry a concealed firearm. Current law allows Ohioans to carry concealed weapons after completing eight hours of training and submitting an application to their county sheriff, who conducts a background check. House Bill […]
Ohio Republicans push to waive training, permit requirements to carry concealed guns
Both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly are plodding forward on legislation to waive training requirements to carry a concealed weapon. While current law allows state residents to openly carry a weapon, it only allows those 21-and-up to obtain a concealed carry permit after completing an 8-hour training course and passing a background check. House […]
After a week of gun violence, House Republicans seek to expand concealed carry
After a spate of seven mass shootings around the U.S. in seven days, Ohio House Republicans introduced legislation that would allow Ohioans aged 21 and older to carry a concealed weapon without a license. House Bill 227, introduced Tuesday by Republican Reps. Thomas Brinkman and Kris Jordan and co-sponsored by 20 more, also contains other […]