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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...

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...

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