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Columbus Dispatch: Gun bill appears dead 'til next year

Legislators have been tinkering for weeks with legislation to permit concealed carrying of handguns by qualified people 21 and older, but their time seems to have run out. Yesterday evening, as members of the House left for home, Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, said they wouldn't be back this year. Even if the Senate passed a palatable version of the bill, he said, he would not call House...

Ohio Public Radio (NPR): ''Concealed Weapons Bill (likely) Dead For Now''

"A plan to legalize concealed weapons in Ohio has just been killed in the legislature. State representatives have gone home and won't return until January. That's the earliest the proposal could be brought back to life", Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports. Republicans representatives Larry Householder and Tim Grendell can be heard denouncing the Senate's attempts to gut this bill, and...

AP: Concealed weapons push ''appears'' over

A bill to allow Ohioans to carry hidden guns is dead unless the Senate removes certain restrictions, including a requirement for fingerprinting, House Speaker Larry Householder said Friday. "We had model legislation in Ohio that other states were going to use -- a fantastic bill," said Householder, a Republican from Glenford. "It goes over to the Senate and what we're about to get back is the...

Dispatch: NOW they Print it - "Other States with Carry Laws See Few Problems"

After publishing multiple editorials spouting the typical uninformed rhetoric opposing Concealed Carry Reform, the Columbus Dispatch has finally decided to allow a story to be printed which admits to the SUCCESS of such laws in other states. Should readers be at all suspicious that the Dispatch waited until a Senate committee has knuckled under to a police union and Gov. Taft using the exact same...

Toledo Blade: Concealed-weapon bill in danger

A bill allowing licensed Ohioans to carry concealed handguns on their persons and in their cars appeared to be in danger yesterday as time to work out a compromise grows short. One day after convincing the Ohio Fraternal Organization of Police to withdraw its opposition to the bill, the Senate Judiciary on Civil Justice Committee postponed today’s planned vote until Tuesday. The delay sets up a...

Lancaster Eagle Gazette: House might not stay to pass gun bill

The concealed handguns bill may get shot down by Christmas vacation. Senate Republicans announced Wednesday that a full vote on the measure, expected today, won't come until at least next Tuesday because of last-minute negotiations surrounding the bill. But the House is scheduled to end its session this week. House Speaker Larry Householder, R-Glenford, said his caucus currently has no plans to...

Dayton Daily News: Concealed-weapons legislation debate continues

The conceal-and-carry bill being debated in the legislature has become one of the state’s hottest issues. A Senate committee has been hearing testimony on the measure this week and probably will vote on it next week, said Sen. Jeff Jacobson, R-Butler Twp., the committee chairman who is negotiating the bill. It had been set for a vote today. The House was to have adjourned this week, but might...

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Senate/ Taft lock up concealed weapons bill

Legislation legalizing concealed handguns for most Ohioans was caught yesterday in a political crossfire. Senate Civil Justice Committee Chairman Jeff Jacobson announced early in the day that the concealed-weapons bill won't be ready until next week, rather than today. The seemingly minor delay had big political consequences: The House, which must take one more vote on the bill, was scheduled to...

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