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Dayton Daily News: House passes gun bill

"The Ohio House on Wednesday voted 69-28 for legislation giving Ohioans the right to carry concealed handguns in their purses, jackets, cars and elsewhere. The Senate now takes up the issue. Senate President Doug White, R-Manchester, said he expects quick action, with a floor vote coming within three weeks. White said he doesn’t know if the two chambers would be as far apart this time. The Senate...

Gannett News Svc: Concealed weapons measure easily passes House

The Lancaster Eagle-Gazette* has printed an article, written by Leo Shane III, on Mar. 12's vote, which includes an yet another interesting quote from Sen. President Doug White. "Senate President Doug White, R-Manchester, said he expects a vote on the controversial measure in the next two or three weeks, even if Gov. Bob Taft continues to oppose it. 'I don't expect it to take long,' he said. 'I...

Clev. Plain Dealer: House again votes to let Ohioans carry concealed handguns

The Ohio House once again passed a bill yesterday that would allow most Ohioans to carry concealed handguns. It was the second time in a year that representatives passed such a bill, this time by a vote of 69-28, and the second time the governor expressed his intent to veto the House proposal. Senate President Doug White said that he has been in touch with Taft's office and that it may yet be...

Copley News Svc: House OKs carrying of concealed weapons

The Canton Repository (which recently published a column calling for passage of concealed carry reform) and the Massillion Independant have both published a story by Paul E. Kostyu, Copley Columbus Bureau chief, which contains some very interesting quotes: "Senate President Doug White, R-Manchester, said he expects his chamber to deal with the bill quickly and send it to Taft, who has threatened...

Various News Outlets Reprinting AP Coverage of HB12 Passage

The Associated Press has published a story covering the March 12 events in the Ohio House: House passes new version of bill . This story contains several key quotes: "Senate President Doug White, a Manchester Republican, said the Senate will try to reach a compromise that Taft and the House could support." "He said he doesn't think he can pass a concealed weapons bill that requires drivers to...

Coalition of Gun Rights Groups Applauds House Passage of Concealed Handgun Bill

Ohioans for Concealed Carry has issued a press release, applauding the House's 69-28 passage of HB12. Cleveland, March 12, 2003 - Ohioans For Concealed Carry (OFCC) and The Second Amendment Sisters (SAS) announced today that they are pleased with action in the Ohio House of Representatives. "Members of the House debated this issue long enough. Years of detailed testimony have proven 43 states...

Marietta Times: House set to approve HB12

Dismissing arguments that more guns will lead to more crime and shootings, the Ohio House of Representatives is set to approve legislation that would allow people to carry concealed weapons. If the bill passes both the House and Senate, the legislation would allow Ohioans to apply for permits to carry concealed weapons, which is generating debate around the state. As long as Ohio Highway Patrol...

Letter to the Editor: Concealed carry should not be banned in vehicles

The Zanesville Times-Recorder has printed a letter to the editor by OFCC PAC vice chairman Chad Baus, which addresses the Ohio Highway Patrol's opposition to self-defense in a vehicle. The letter can be viewed on the Times Recorder website , or by clicking on the "Read More..." link below. House Bill 12, a concealed carry law reform bill, will soon be passed by the Ohio House, and will be...

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