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Canton Repository: It is time for Ohio to approve concealed carry

The Canton Repository has printed a pro-CCW column in their Monday March 10 edition. The entire column is provided here: "It looks like the Ohio House of Representatives will pass a bill to allow residents to carry hidden guns. It is about time both houses pass the bill and the governor signs it. Even the namby-pamby liberals in New York have such a law, as does every state surrounding Ohio. Last...

Letter to the Editor: ''Funny, concealed guns haven't hurt next door''

A short and to-the-point letter to the editor was published in today's Cincinnati Enquirer, in response to the recent letter by Million Mom'er Lori O'Neill , demanding that Ohio businesses remain victim zones: "The letter writer Lori O'Neill, president of Million Mom March Greater Cleveland Chapter ('Concealed weapons bill invites hostile society,' March 3) mentions that 'every industry will be...

Plain Dealer: Concealed-handgun bill clears House panel despite its costs

The Cleveland Plain Dealer has come up with a new angle to push their opposition to concealed carry reform: it's supposed cost. According to the PD, "Concealed-handgun legislation that cleared a House committee yesterday would cost Ohio taxpayers nearly $5 million over the next two years - and up to $5.7 million annually by 2007. About $1 million a year would be offset by fees charged by the...

Sponsor: Senate should worry about Constitution, not worry about a veto

Last year, the House approved the bill after 17 hearings and nine months of debate. Then the Senate waited until after the Nov. 5 election to act on it, finally passing its version in December just before adjourning for the session. The result was a bill with changes that the House would not accept and the bill died when the session ended at year's end. Sponsoring Rep. Jim Aslanides doesn't want...

HB12 PASSES Committee, heads to Floor for vote

The Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee held opponent and interested party testimony today in room 116. Ohioans For Concealed Carry's membership chairman Jim Murray has been in Columbus since the hearings began at 9:00 a.m. House Bill 12 (with amendments discussed by clicking "Read More...") PASSED out of the committee late Wednesday afternoon and will move to the House Floor for a vote,...

Patrol testifies against allowing loaded weapons in vehicles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The State Highway Patrol remains concerned about traffic stops that could turn deadly if Ohioans are allowed to carry concealed weapons, a patrol official testified Wednesday. Capt. John Born argued in favor of keeping in place a ban on carrying loaded weapons in cars. The House Criminal Justice Committee was expected to vote later Wednesday on whether the full House should...

State House Committee To Approve Concealed Carry Bill

A House committee is set to approve a concealed weapons bill just over one month after it was introduced. The House Criminal Justice Committee vote, expected Wednesday, would send the bill to the full House. Last year, a House committee took nine months to recommend a similar bill for passage. The House and Senate passed separate versions of the bill last year but could not resolve the...

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