Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland says it's time to bring gun rights advocates, the entertainment industry and politicians together to reduce violence after the massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut school last week.
Strickland is a Democrat and his career was built with help from the National Rifle Association. He spoke yesterday after participating in the Ohio Electoral College that delivered Ohio's 18 electoral votes for President Barack Obama.
With the shootings in Connecticut fresh in mind, members of faith community in Ohio are speaking out. The Rev. Tracey Lind at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland is leading the charge against a loosening of gun restrictions.
Many pastors throughout Northeast Ohio Sunday began their sermons with prayers for the 28 people who died last Friday, 20 of them 6- and 7-year olds. But Tracey Lind quickly switched gears to talk about an Ohio bill lawmakers passed Thursday, which is awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature.
In the wake of the shootings in Colorado, neither President Obama nor his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, have said very little in regards to the state of gun control in the country. Emily McCord speaks to Joe Frolik with Cleveland Plain Dealer in the week's installment of PoliticsOhio. He says both men have supported different forms of gun control in the past, but during an election year, it's not likely they'll continue that discussion anytime soon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Medical investigators could soon carry weapons as the Ohio State Medical Board considers arming some of its workers.
The board will vote on Thursday whether to allow the employees to be armed during their investigations.
Executive Director Richard Whitehouse says investigators often find themselves in threatening situations, and in the past have had to talk their way out. He says the weapons would be a precaution of last resort.
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today that center on states rights to limit gun ownership. Today the Court is looking at a case challenging a ban on handguns in Chicago. The outcome there will affect other states, and Ohio is no exception. They've already weighed in on the fight.