Guns

Statewide News
7:35 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Ohio Is A Top Supplier Of Guns To Other States

Federal statistics show that Ohio is a top source for guns used in crimes in other states.

The data released this week and reported by The Columbus Dispatch show 1,601 guns were first legally purchased in Ohio in 2012 and then linked to crimes such as robbery and murder in 36 other states.

Another 5,375 guns stayed in Ohio and were linked to crimes in 2012, according to the newspaper analysis of numbers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Statewide News
8:35 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Ohio Could Ban Reporters From Seeing Gun Records

Journalists would need a court order to access Ohio's handgun license records under proposed changes to the state's concealed carry law.

Reporters in the state are allowed to view the name, birthdate and county of residence of a permit holder. But journalists are not allowed to copy the information.

Sponsoring Sen. Joseph Uecker says he fears Ohio news outlets could publish a map showing the licensees' information. The Loveland Republican says journalists can memorize the data.

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Statewide News
12:08 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Ohio Lawmakers: Disarm Domestic Violence Suspects

A group of Democratic lawmakers in Ohio say domestic-violence deaths can be prevented by taking guns away from people served with restraining orders.

Legislation introduced by Rep. Bob Hagan, a Youngstown Democrat, would require those subject to domestic-violence protection orders to temporarily give up their weapons to law enforcement within 24 hours of being served.

The bill would also give defendants the option to sell their weapons to a licensed federal dealer instead of handing them over.

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Education
5:35 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

School Board Hears Ideas on School Safety, Likely to Reject Arming Teachers

School safety was the top topic for the state board of education, which hoped to learn about how to make buildings, staff and students more secure. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports, one idea that’s been making the rounds isn't likely to move forward

“Twenty-two seconds from the time the shooter shot the first bullet till the time he exited the school building. Twenty-two seconds.”

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Politics
7:04 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Ohio Senator Faces Questions Over Gun Vote

As Ohio Sen. Rob Portman traveled through the state during this week's congressional recess, he got plenty of heat for his recent vote against a bipartisan bill that would have expanded background checks to more gun sales. 

Groups in favor of the legislation protested some of his appearances and an Ohio woman whose son was killed in last year's mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater tried to meet with Portman to express her frustration with his vote.

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