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Supreme Court to rule on whether those accused of crimes can carry guns

BY: - September 12, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court will soon decide whether to overturn a state law that prohibits people accused of violent crimes from possessing guns. In 2017, authorities indicted a man named Delvonte Philpotts on accusations of rape, kidnapping and assault. While released on bond, Philpotts posted several photos on social media depicting himself carrying and wielding […]

DeWine signs bill allowing for armed teachers: ‘This is a local choice’

BY: and - June 13, 2022

Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation Monday that could allow teachers to carry firearms in the classroom.  House Bill 99 grants local boards of education authority to decide whether to allow their teachers and school workers to carry firearms. Whether the bill establishes a quantitative legal minimum has been disputed. However, it says local school boards […]

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DeWine signs law removing training, background check, permitting requirement to conceal carry

BY: - March 15, 2022

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. […]

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Ohio gun deaths in 2021 near an all time high

BY: - February 18, 2022

More Ohioans died from firearms in 2021 than almost any year on record, according to preliminary data from the Ohio Department of Health. With more data set to come in over the next several months, at least 1,762 Ohioans died from firearms last year, just two shy of the record-setting year of 2020. This amounts […]

Ohio Republicans push to waive training, permit requirements to carry concealed guns

BY: - October 15, 2021

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 […]

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Ohio House unlikely to close gun show loophole, Speaker says

BY: - April 26, 2021

The Speaker of the Ohio House said Thursday not to expect removal of a legal loophole that allows Ohioans to purchase guns without undergoing a criminal background check. Addressing reporters Thursday, Speaker Bob Cupp, R-Lima, said there’s no GOP support for a proposal from Democrats to close what’s known as the “gun show loophole” and […]

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After a week of gun violence, House Republicans seek to expand concealed carry

BY: - March 25, 2021

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 […]

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Bill removing duty to tell cops about concealed weapons advances

BY: - March 10, 2021

Republicans on a state House committee passed legislation Tuesday removing a requirement for licensed Ohioans to notify police that they’re carrying a concealed handgun or have one in the vehicle. Under House Bill 89, the CCW (concealed carry) licensees would only need to inform police about a weapon if the officer in question asks. Only […]