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Record Number of Concealed Carry Permits Issued in Ohio

Record Number of Concealed Carry Permits Issued in Ohio

The buckeye state is on track to far exceed the number of concealed carry permits it issued in 2015. A total of 93,851 permits were issued in the first three quarters of 2016, the Ohio Attorney General's Office reports show. Compared to the 72,000 permits issued in all of 2015, Ohio had a 58 percent increase…

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Ohio CCW Holder Rewarded for Saving Police Officer

Ohio CCW Holder Rewarded for Saving Police Officer

What would you do if you saw a police officer fighting for his life? Would you draw your weapon or reserve yourself to being a good witness? While that’s a situation most CCW holders never find themselves in, an Ohio man was rewarded last month for taking action when he saw an officer in trouble.…

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Ohio: CCW Holders Exempt from Gun Purchase Background Checks

Ohio: CCW Holders Exempt from Gun Purchase Background Checks

As of March 23, 2016, Ohio residents with valid concealed carry permits will no longer be required to undergo additional background checks when purchasing a firearm. State Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the new policy and voiced his support for it: “I’m pleased Ohio concealed carry license holders will not have to undergo additional background…

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Gun Store Owner Prevents a Possible Mass Shooting

Gun Store Owner Prevents a Possible Mass Shooting

This past Monday, 25-year-old James Howard withdrew from classes at Ohio University, assaulted a hockey coach and then proceeded to head to Down's Bait & Guns store to purchase a gun. Although he did pass a background check, the store owner, John Downs, had a bad feeling about it and refused to sell him a…

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Installing Full Time Lobbyists in City Management Nationwide

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Installing Full Time Lobbyists in City Management Nationwide

NYC Mayor Bloomberg's MAIG organization is using grant money to partially fund full time paid lobbyist positions working directly in city governments across the country.  Sean Caranna, a Florida gun rights activist and founder of Florida Carry, recently uncovered several cities that have lobbyists working for them including Orlando, Seattle, Columbus and Minneapolis. On average,…

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Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has brought Florida's "stand your ground" law into the spotlight.  Similar laws exist in the Tri-state area, but with small variations across state lines. Ohio uses the "castle doctrine," while Kentucky and Indiana use "stand your ground." A 2010 case, involving 60-year-old Ralph Powers, illustrates Ohio's castle doctrine. Powers was not…

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Concealed Carry Gun Rules Ease in Ohio

Concealed Carry Gun Rules Ease in Ohio

In the eight years since Ohio passed a concealed weapons law, county sheriffs have issued 296,588 permits to carry firearms in purses, holsters and vehicles, with more than half of those coming since President Barack Obama was elected. Gun laws are in a spotlight throughout the country as Florida’s Trayvon Martin case and the presidential…

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Ohio and Louisiana Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement

Ohio and Louisiana Sign Concealed Carry Reciprocity Agreement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson have signed an agreement that permits reciprocity between their states for citizens who have valid concealed carry permits. "I am pleased that this agreement between Ohio and Louisiana will allow Ohioans who have concealed carry permits the same rights to carry a concealed…

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Petition to Remove Ohio's Concealed Carry Notification Law

Petition to Remove Ohio’s Concealed Carry Notification Law

There is a new petition started on August 15, 2011 by Aaron Mahan to change or remove Ohio's current concealed carry notification law. Here is the actual petition. Dear Govenor & the Legislature, With the current language of Ohio law when Ohioans are approached by law enforcement they are required to notify "Promptly". Ohio's law does…

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Shocking Video of "Failure to Notify" in Ohio

Shocking Video of “Failure to Notify” in Ohio

Canton police are investigating an officer for his conduct during a traffic stop in June involving a concealed carry permit holder. Ohioans For Concealed Carry posted video of the incident online Wednesday. “I think it’s important for citizens to understand that the behavior demonstrated on the video is wholly unacceptable, and it violates many of…

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Ohio's New Rules for Vehicle Carry: The Other Half of SB17

Ohio’s New Rules for Vehicle Carry: The Other Half of SB17

For months, Ohio Senate Bill 17 has been known as the “restaurant carry” bill—but there’s much more to this legislation than concealed carry in restaurants that serve alcohol. I eat in restaurants about twice a month, but I carry a pistol in my car several hours each day. When SB17 becomes law, the rules governing vehicle…

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