Petro running-mate to apply for CHL

The Cincinnati Post is reporting that Hamilton County Commissioner Phil Heimlich, who has agreed to be a candidate for Lt. Governor on the ticket with Attorney General Jim Petro, recently completed 12 hours of gun training and says he will apply for an Ohio concealed handgun license.

From the story:

    "I've always been a strong advocate for gun rights and I fought for the law that allows Ohioans to carry a concealed handgun," he said.

    "If you're going to talk the talk, you should walk the talk. That's why I'm going to get a license. I probably won't carry a gun, but I want the option to do so."

In 2003, Heimlich attended the state's first Open Carry Defense Walk in Cincinnati, and was one of only a few elected officials across the state to attend one of the 20 grassroots-organized Walks that helped encourage the legislature to pass Ohio's concealed carry law.

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