Will the Republican-led Senate again be the stumbling block to CCW Reform?
In a story covering the introduction of the House's new concealed carry reform bill, HB12, the Cincinnati Enquirer mentions a fresh quote from Senate President's spokeperson which may raise questions about this body's willingness to act on this bill, which would recognize our Constitutional right to self-defense.
"Maggie Mitchell, spokeswoman for majority Senate Republicans, said the bill is not a priority in the Senate because lawmakers will be focused on the budget.
'When (Senate President Doug) White, the speaker and the governor unveiled their top priorities for the session, all the leaders agreed conceal-carry wasn't on top of the agenda. They were laser-focused on the budget crisis,' she said."
Let's hope newly-appointed Senate President White doesn't go the way of his predecessor, Dick Finan, by succuming to political pressures from Gov. Taft. And let's hope he doesn't take the lead from a recent Cincinnati Post editorial, by putting money ahead of safety.