gun control

Ohio Republicans Push to Waive Permit and Training Requirements to Carry Concealed Guns

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Republicans Push to Waive Permit and Training Requirements to Carry Concealed Guns

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly are plodding forward on legislation to waive training requirements to carry a concealed weapon. While current law allows state residents to openly carry a weapon, it only allows those 21-and-up to obtain a concealed carry permit after completing an 8-hour training course and passing a background […]

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Republican AGs Move to Kill Bump-Stock Bans Amid Anniversary of Mass Shootings

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Republican AGs Move to Kill Bump-Stock Bans Amid Anniversary of Mass Shootings

BY: MARTY SCHLADEN Tuesday and Wednesday were days to mourn gun violence — at least for some — in Ohio and Texas. Consider: At 10:45 a.m. local time on Aug. 3, 2019, a 21-year-old Dallas-area man allegedly walked into an El Paso Walmart and used a semi-automatic rifle to kill 23 and wound 23 others. It […]

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House Bill Would ‘Void’ Federal Gun Laws, Court Rulings that Ohio Lawmakers Oppose

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Bill Would ‘Void’ Federal Gun Laws, Court Rulings that Ohio Lawmakers Oppose

By Jake Zuckerman This article was originally published on Thursday, April 15, 2021. Fourteen House Republicans signed onto legislation that would allow the state of Ohio to nix federal gun laws and court rulings that legislators deem to violate of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. House Bill 62 would declare any federal law, executive order, […]

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Law Takes Effect Legalizing Concealed Knife, Brass Knuckle, Razor Carry

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Law Takes Effect Legalizing Concealed Knife, Brass Knuckle, Razor Carry

By Jake Zuckerman Ohioans can now secretly carry knives under a new law that took effect Monday. Prior law prohibited anyone in the state from carrying a concealed “deadly weapon” other than a handgun. House Bill 140 codifies into the law that knives, razors, or cutting instruments not used as a weapon do not count as a “deadly […]

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House Republicans Seek to Expand Concealed-Carry After Recent Surge in Gun Violence

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal House Republicans Seek to Expand Concealed-Carry After Recent Surge in Gun Violence

By Jake Zuckerman After a spate of seven mass shootings around the U.S. in seven days, Ohio House Republicans introduced legislation that would allow Ohioans aged 21 and older to carry a concealed weapon without a license. House Bill 227, introduced Tuesday by Republican Reps. Thomas Brinkman and Kris Jordan and co-sponsored by 20 more, also […]

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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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