On gun violence, we’ve got to be mad as hell, and say we’re not going to take this anymore
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 […]
As gun laws loosen, gun deaths increase
Many states have been loosening their gun laws in recent years. This year Ohio allowed people to carry handguns without a permit — a move that enjoys the support of just 20% of Americans, the Pew Research Center reports. When Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 last month, he joined 23 other states, almost […]
No permit, no problem: More states allow residents to carry a hidden gun
By Matt Vasilogambros, Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts Six more states no longer require residents to hold a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Tennessee, Texas and Utah this year enacted what gun rights advocates often refer to as “constitutional carry” measures. A legislative priority for groups such as […]
The Ohio Statehouse is obsessed with guns and abortion. Is that what Ohioans want?
Every week it seems we are reporting stories coming from the Ohio Statehouse on one bill or another that further tinkers with Ohio’s abortion and gun laws, typically restricting abortion services and access to abortion services and expanding access to guns. We have a bill that would ban telemedicine as a way to receive abortion-related medicine, in […]