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AP: Concealed weapons push ''appears'' over

A bill to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns is dead unless the Senate removes certain restrictions, including a requirement for fingerprinting, House Speaker Larry Householder said Friday. "We had model legislation in Ohio that other states were going to use -- a fantastic bill," said Householder, a Republican from Glenford. "It goes over to the Senate and what we're about to get back is the...

State senator's win confirmed in recount

Hundreds of OFCC PAC volunteers worked long and hard to assist the majority in the Senate for Election 2002. One example of the impact this effort had can be seen in northeast Ohio's 13th Senate district. Thousands of OFCC PAC voter guides were mailed to this district. Messages were posted on this website recommending Senator Armbruster over his opponent, and volunteers put up yard signs and...

Dispatch: NOW they Print it - "Other States with Carry Laws See Few Problems"

After publishing multiple editorials spouting the typical uninformed rhetoric opposing Concealed Carry Reform, the Columbus Dispatch has finally decided to allow a story to be printed which admits to the SUCCESS of such laws in other states. Should readers be at all suspicious that the Dispatch waited until a Senate committee has knuckled under to a police union and Gov. Taft using the exact same...

Senate Committee to Amend Sub. HB274 Tuesday: But Does it Matter?

The Senate Judiciary Committee (Civil Justice), chaired by Senator Jeff Jacobson, has announced that it will have a sixth hearing, and a possible vote, on an as-yet-to-be-seen, Amended Sub. HB274. The hearing will occur on Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. in the Senate Finance Hearing Room. Two questions loom large in advance of this hearing: 1) Does it matter? House Speaker Larry...

Toledo Blade: Concealed-weapon bill in danger

A bill allowing licensed Ohioans to carry concealed handguns on their persons and in their cars appeared to be in danger yesterday as time to work out a compromise grows short. One day after convincing the Ohio Fraternal Organization of Police to withdraw its opposition to the bill, the Senate Judiciary on Civil Justice Committee postponed today’s planned vote until Tuesday. The delay sets up a...

Lancaster Eagle Gazette: House might not stay to pass gun bill

The concealed handguns bill may get shot down by Christmas vacation. Senate Republicans announced Wednesday that a full vote on the measure, expected today, won't come until at least next Tuesday because of last-minute negotiations surrounding the bill. But the House is scheduled to end its session this week. House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, said his caucus currently has no plans to...

Dayton Daily News: Concealed-weapons legislation debate continues

The conceal-and-carry bill being debated in the legislature has become one of the state’s hottest issues. A Senate committee has been hearing testimony on the measure this week and probably will vote on it next week, said Sen. Jeff Jacobson, R-Butler Twp., the committee chairman who is negotiating the bill. It had been set for a vote today. The House was to have adjourned this week, but might...

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...

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