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AP: Senate could consider vote on weapons bill

This story was filed by the Associated Press immediately following passage of the bill out of Committee. Commentary by Chad D. Baus: Most interestingly, the Ohio State Patrol is *STILL* opposed to the bill, even after the the Committee tried to "compromise" and tell people they could have a loaded gun in their car, but only if locked in their glove box or in a case. The Governor's office STILL...

URGENT: Committee Passes BAD Bill, Full Senate Vote Today?

Ohioans For Concealed Carry has just learned that the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee has caved into Governor Bob Taft's demands. In the process of issuing Version 15 of "Substitute House Bill 274", the committee has decided to amend this legislation into something completely unsupportable. A vote on this legislation on the Senate Floor is expected today. Session begins at 1:30pm. You can watch...

AP: Concealed-carry issue not going away quietly

The House won't vote on [an amended] bill to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns this year, but a vote on the issue could take place in the Senate this week. Work continued Monday to recruit supporters, said Sen. Jeff Jacobson, a suburban Dayton Republican who's chairman of the Senate Civil Justice Committee. An amended version of the bill was expected to be introduced Tuesday, he said. However,...

Appeals Court: No Duty to Retreat in Ohio Homes

Hamilton County's First District Court of Appeals decided a case, reported by the Ohio Bar Reports as follows: Criminal Law-Assault-Self-Defense-Home-Duty to Retreat In bench trial, defendant was convicted of aggravated assault arising out of his firing a warning shot, while he was in his apartment, toward an attacker who had threatened defendant with bodily harm outside apartment building;...

California Court: Right To Bear Arms Not For Individuals

The Associated Press has published an article concerning an individual's right to bear arms. Also featured is a poll question in relation to the topic. Click here to read the entire story . This is the same court that ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional. The 9th Circuit Court is the most overturned court in the United States. It is likely the United States Supreme Court will take up...

Dayton Daily News: Gun bill still just harmful, narrow politics

The Dayton Daily News has printed yet another in the major Ohio media's long list of misinformed anti-CCW editorials. Click here to read the entire Dayton Daily News editorial . Ironically, the editorial was printed in the same issue as appeared a story noting that Dayton has been ranked as the 15th-most dangerous city in the United States. Other Ohio cities in the top 25 included Youngstown (...

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Concealed-weapons bill "appears" dead for this year

Don't look for Ohio's concealed-weapons ban to be lifted any time soon. A bill that would have allowed most Ohioans to carry handguns in purses, pockets and holsters appeared dead yesterday, when the Ohio House went home for the year knowing members needed to take one last vote on it. House Speaker Larry Householder, a Perry County Republican, blamed the Senate for the bill's demise - saying a...

Columbus Dispatch: Gun bill appears dead 'til next year

Legislators have been tinkering for weeks with legislation to permit concealed carrying of handguns by qualified people 21 and older, but their time seems to have run out. Yesterday evening, as members of the House left for home, Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, said they wouldn't be back this year. Even if the Senate passed a palatable version of the bill, he said, he would not call House...

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