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Ohio’s march toward vigilante ‘justice’

BY: - August 19, 2022

The Ohio General Assembly has passed, Gov. Mike DeWine has signed three recently passed gun bills that endanger Ohioans and favor vigilantes.   There was SB 175, known as “stand your ground” or shoot whoever makes you nervous. Ohio common law had been that self-defense with deadly force was available as a defense only if the […]

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Ohio has taken a lethal wrong turn on access to guns

BY: - July 29, 2022

As of June 13, Ohio no longer requires a permit for gun owners to carry  concealed weapons. The clear link between public safety and restricting access to guns has long been known. That’s why Ohio first put restrictions on acquiring  firearms way back in 1859, the year before the start of the Civil War. Unfortunately, […]

Ohio Gov. DeWine announces new online warrant, background check system

BY: - July 8, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   A new state database, which was announced during a press conference […]

U.S. House panel presses gun makers to testify before Congress

BY: - July 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — The chair of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Thursday said she has requested that CEOs of three gun manufacturing companies appear before Congress to testify at a hearing later this month on gun violence. Chair Carolyn B. Maloney of New York said she has asked for appearances by Marty Daniel of […]

U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law

BY: - June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that made it illegal to carry a firearm in public without showing a special need for protection. The court ruled that the state’s concealed carry law violates the 14th Amendment of the Constitution — a major decision that expands the Second […]

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Red flag laws saved 7,300 Americans from gun deaths in 2020 alone, and could have saved 11,400 more

BY: - June 24, 2022

Lawmakers in Congress are poised to pass the first gun control legislation in three decades. Among the elements in that legislation is support for states to pass what are called “red flag laws.” These laws, already in place in many states, let police take guns from people deemed a threat to themselves or others. The […]

Deep inside the gun bill: a break for drug middlemen

BY: - June 22, 2022

Many Americans across the political spectrum are clamoring for federal action on guns in the wake of a mass shooting at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, a Buffalo, N.Y., grocery store and hundreds of other mass shootings. But buried in a bipartisan compromise hashed out by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday is an unrelated provision they might not be so happy about. Apropos of nothing, the gun bill would enhance the exemption drug middlemen working with Medicare have from the federal "Anti-Kickback Statute." 

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On gun violence, we’ve got to be mad as hell, and say we’re not going to take this anymore

BY: - May 25, 2022

Primum non nocere. First, do no harm. This is a dictum for health care professionals to consider the possible harm that any intervention might do. Politicians ought to conduct themselves by the same principle, especially when it comes to gun violence, as this too is a public health issue. But instead, Ohio politicians have relentlessly loosened […]