Story: Gun bill back again, and so are its critics

A story by reporter Leo Shane III, covering the introduction and outlook for HB12, has been published in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette, the Mansfield News Journal, the Newark Advocate and the Coshocton Tribute this week (all four papers are owned by Gannett's "Newspaper Network of Central Ohio").

The article lends itself to the idea that the anti's have forfeited the Ohio House in 2003, and will be pinning their hopes on the Ohio Senate, and on law enforcement opposition (read: Gov. Taft).

We are looking forward to new Senate President Doug White's leadership in this General Assembly, to ensure that a soon-to-be passed HB12 does not languish under his watch, due to political wrangling with the governor's office, or to the lobbying efforts of a law enforcement labor union.

Bill sponsor Rep. Jim Aslanides, R-Coshocton, is confident some version of this concealed weapons plan eventually will become law.

"The House members, as well as Ohioans, are becoming more comfortable with concealed carry," he said. "So now it's our job to keep educating them."

Click here to read the full story in the Lancaster Gazette.

Click here for the full story in the Mansfield News Journal.

Click here for the full story in the Coshocton Tribute.

Click here for the full story in the Newark Advocate.

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