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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson have signed an agreement that permits reciprocity between their states for citizens who have valid concealed carry permits.
"I am pleased that this agreement between Ohio and Louisiana will allow Ohioans who have concealed carry permits the same rights to carry a concealed handgun in the State of Louisiana, as well as Louisianans who have concealed carry permits to do the same in Ohio" said Attorney General DeWine.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said, "This is an important step as we work to ensure the rights of law-abiding gun owners are protected all across our nation. The Second Amendment protects our freedom, the right to defend ourselves and the ability to hunt and enjoy the great outdoors - and we must always honor and uphold those values in Louisiana."
"It is a pleasure for Louisiana to join with Ohio in expanding reciprocity of our respective concealed handgun permit programs. Receiving a permit is an involved process which requires training, as well as, submission to an extensive background investigation. As such, we are proud to extend the rights to carry concealed to those who have successfully completed this process," said Colonel Mike Edmonson.
While Ohio's public and private colleges and universities remain opposed to campus carry, today they have recommitted their institutions to the safety of their students.
"We promise our students, their parents and loved ones, that we are committed to dealing with crime on campus. As this incident shows, we will firmly deal with violent crime by swiftly informing the campus community that a crime has already occured, issuing press releases and generally otherwise acting concerned within 6-8 hours after the fact. This most recent event is an excellent opportunity to remind our students and staff of our volunteer, unarmed, untrained escort service. If this doesn't work, we stand ready to immediately plunge into full-fledged candlelight vigils and take back the night rallies. Even installing additional emergency phones is not off the table."
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