Guns

Statewide News
7:04 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Big Increase In Concealed Carry Permits In Ohio

State officials say there's been a big surge in concealed carry permits in Ohio this year.

The Ohio attorney general's office says just over 82,000 permits had been issued through the end of September.

That's more than all of last year and a record for the state.

Ohio's concealed-carry law allows people with firearms-safety training to apply for a license through county sheriff's departments.

A spokesman with Ohioans for Concealed Carry tells The Columbus Dispatch that there's an upward trend of people wanting to carry out their Second Amendment rights.

Politics
7:35 am
Wed October 30, 2013

New Gun Bill Would Change Ohio’s Lethal Force Test

Ohio lawmakers are taking up a bill that would change gun laws in Ohio. Some are calling this Ohio’s Stand Your Ground bill. But backers of this legislation say that’s not a good way to portray it.

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Statewide News
7:14 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Dayton Opposes "Stand Your Ground" Bill

The city of Dayton introduced a resolution Wednesday that opposes “stand your ground” legislation being considered at the Ohio house.

Right now, Ohio law says you have the right to defend yourself if you’re in your home. But if you’re outside, you have to retreat. If House Bill 203 is passed, it would allow you to fight back anywhere.

Dayton is the first city in the state to come out against the proposed legislation. Commissioner Nan Whaley says it won’t help the city’s initiative to reduce gun violence, and that citizens have raised concerns about the bill.

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Statewide News
8:04 am
Fri August 9, 2013

New Concealed Weapons Licenses In Ohio On The Rise

Ohio could see a record-breaking number of new licenses for carrying a concealed weapon this year.

The state's attorney general says county sheriffs issued more than 63,000 new licenses in the first half of the year. With the exception of last year, that six-month figure tops the yearly total of new licenses issued since they were first given out in 2004.

Attorney General Mike DeWine described the increase as "phenomenal," but said he could only speculate on the reasons. He noted that more people are becoming familiar with the law.

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Politics
7:04 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Ohio Lawmakers Rush To Introduce Gun Legislation

A newspaper analysis finds an increase in the number of gun-related bills brought forth by the Ohio Legislature.

The report by the Cincinnati Enquirer says lawmakers have introduced 19 firearm-related bills since taking office in January, 11 of them expanding gun owners' rights.

The paper says in a story Thursday that that's five more than the 14 firearm-related bills introduced in 2011 and 2012.

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