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Columbus, Dayton Sue Ohio AG for ‘Dangerous Failure’ in Gun Background Check System

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Columbus, Dayton Sue Ohio AG for ‘Dangerous Failure’ in Gun Background Check System

By Jake Zuckerman Two of Ohio’s largest cities have accused the state government of a “continuing and dangerous failure” to report criminal convictions to the federal background check system, leaving the door open for felons to procure firearms. Attorneys for the cities of Columbus and Dayton filed the lawsuit in Franklin County court Monday morning. They’re asking […]

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Senate Committee Passes Gun Dealer Protection, Resolution Against Police Defunding

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Senate Committee Passes Gun Dealer Protection, Resolution Against Police Defunding

By Susan Tebben A bill sponsored by Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof to bar public officials from closing down licensed firearm dealers passed through committee on Tuesday, but not without questions on the priorities of the legislature. The bill, which bans elected officials from closing down federally-licensed firearm dealers as part of an emergency such as […]

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Legislature Considers Reducing Amount of Training to Arm Teachers

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Legislature Considers Reducing Amount of Training to Arm Teachers

By Susan Tebben A piece of legislation that would reduce the amount of training needed to arm teachers in schools has a long history of similar attempts and varied interpretations of Ohio law. Senate Bill 317 is currently sitting in the Government Oversight and Reform committee, the chair of which, state Sen. Bill Coley, is the […]

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Ohio May Raise Gun Ownership Age from 18 to 21

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio May Raise Gun Ownership Age from 18 to 21

By Susan Tebben A bill with bipartisan sponsorship making its way through the Ohio legislature aims to raise the age for gun ownership from 18 to 21. Senate Bill 182 would also increase the maximum amount of prison time and fines attached to the charge of “improperly furnishing a firearm to an underage person.” Under the proposed […]

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Gays Against Guns – Protesting FedEx’s 26 percent NRA Discount

  Gays Against Guns – Protesting FedEx’s 26 percent NRA Discount

JOIN Gays Against Guns for our VERY FIRST NATIONAL ACTION! GAG chapters from Orlando to San Francisco will be banding together to DEMAND that FEDEX end its discount program with the National Rifle Association. In Columbus, meet us at the FedEx on Olentangy (across from Lennox) this coming Wednesday, July 11th, from 8:00-9:00pm. It’s a […]

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Scenes From March for Our Lives Columbus

Anne Evans Anne Evans Scenes From March for Our Lives Columbus

March for Our Lives movements are happening throughout the country today. Thousands of people participated in the March For Our Lives in Downtown Columbus. A rally began at West Bank Park at 10am, then participants marched to the Ohio Statehouse. Marches have been organized by students and survivors of gun violence. “As a child of […]

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Districtwide Student Walkouts Planned as Part of Safer Together Day

Anne Evans Anne Evans Districtwide Student Walkouts Planned as Part of Safer Together Day

On March 6, 2018, the Columbus City Schools Board of Education voted on a resolution declaring Wednesday, March 14, 2018 as Safer Together Day. March 14 marks one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. Walkouts and events are being planned by students and […]

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