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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Senate/ Taft lock up concealed weapons bill

Legislation legalizing concealed handguns for most Ohioans was caught yesterday in a political crossfire. Senate Civil Justice Committee Chairman Jeff Jacobson announced early in the day that the concealed-weapons bill won't be ready until next week, rather than today. The seemingly minor delay had big political consequences: The House, which must take one more vote on the bill, was scheduled to...

Press Release: Ohioans for Concealed Carry Strongly Opposed to Substitute HB274

Ohioans for Concealed Carry has completed an extensive evaluation of the Substitute HB274, as adopted by the Senate Judiciary Committee (Civil Justice) on Tuesday Dec. 3. After a full review, OFCC has made official our opposition to Substitute HB274, and called for the Senate to pass HB274 (7), which received a veto-proof majority vote in the House six months ago. CLEVELAND - Thursday, December 5...

Columbus Dispatch: Hot-issue CCW bill may die this session

Senate President Finan and Committee Chairman Jacobson have had since March to deal with this legislation, but chose to play politics, possibly to protect Governor Taft's re-election efforts. Now, according to this Columbus Dispatch story (subscription site - paid access only) they complain that they're out of time. But even at this eleventh hour, they have the time to pass HB274 as was passed by...

Various Online CCW Polls

There is a CCW poll on the Springfield News Sun website in the lower right-hand corner, asking readers "Do you support legislation to allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons?" There is also another poll at The Sun News Papers in the lower right hand corner as well. Still another poll can be found at the Tribune Chronicle .

Ohio Public Radio (NPR): Taft Backs Off Veto Threat

Ohio Public Radio has a four minute audio clip suggesting that Governor Bob Taft may actually be reconsidering his veto threat because HB274 has become so restrictive. Numerous people are interviewed in this audio clip (requires Real Audio Player). If you have Real Audio Player, click here for a streaming audio link from our website. You can listen to the clip on The StateNews Website by clicking...

Dayton Daily News: Conceal-carry bill wins FOP backing; Taft support unclear

Changes introduced Tuesday to concealed-and-carry gun legislation have won acceptance from the Ohio FOP, a move that could eventually lead to legislation Gov. Bob Taft would sign. Taft's support is not assured, however. He has a list of additional changes he would like to see and even then, is making no guarantees he would sign a bill into law, said Joe Andrews, Taft's spokesman. "He’s asking for...

Cincy Enquirer: FOP backing concealed-carry bill

The Ohio Fraternal Order of Police withdrew its objections to a bill allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns after a Senate committee made major revisions, including required fingerprinting of all gun permit applicants. Supporters hailed the FOP decision as a boost in passing the new law. Joe Andrews, a spokesman for Mr. Taft, said the governor is reviewing the changes and will meet with...

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