One year ago today...
One year ago today, citizens across the state lined up at Sheriff's offices to apply for concealed handgun licenses. April 8, 2004 marked the end of a long struggle to overturn a 150-year-old ban on bearing arms for self-defense. At least, it marked the end of the beginning.
Today, Ohio's concealed carry law is allowing Ohioans a means of protection. But as we all knew when the law was passed, it is a shadow of the type of legislation that is needed to make the largest impact for the betterment of this state's law-abiding citizens.
There is work to be done:
Although their numbers are dwindling, the gun ban lobby is out there, prowling, ready to protect provisions that currently make our law restrictive and cumbersome for citizens, while doing nothing to prevent crime. Only your action can ensure they are not successful.