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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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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 Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to “Using Guns While Drunk” Law

By Jake Zuckerman The Ohio Supreme Court will test the old adage that guns and alcohol don’t mix. The justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments this week, centered on a Clermont County man challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting the use of firearms while under the influence of alcohol. In a show of […]

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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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