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.