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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...

Tale of Two Cities: Toledo seeks serial robber; VA store protects life/property

A man armed with a silver handgun yesterday robbed the BP station, 3211 Briarfield Blvd., Monclova Township, marking the sixth gas station heist in two days. Authorities believe all six holdups were committed by the same man. The man entered the station about 6:40 a.m. and displayed the handgun. He fled westbound with about $85. On Thursday, three gas stations in Toledo, one in Maumee, and one in...

Tell Mayor Ford to support the self-defense rights of Toledoans

Mayor Jack Ford, the anti-CCW mayor who recently cast a tie-breaking vote to uphold Toledo's ban on the sale or ownership of inexpensive handguns, said he will kick off "Meet the Mayor Night" on March 12 at Aurora Gonzalez Center, One Aurora Gonzalez Drive, in South Toledo. All the meetings will be from 6 to 8 p.m. The mayor said appointments are preferred so meetings can be scheduled to save...

Report: Winning Court Candidates Received More, Smaller Contributions

The two victors in last fall's Ohio Supreme Court races received significantly more small contributions than the campaign losers, according to a report released Monday by Ohio Citizen Action. Justices Evelyn Lundberg Stratton and Maureen O'Connor received four times as many contributions valued at less than $200 than did Judges Tim Black and Janet Burnside, the report says. OFCC PAC Commentary:...

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