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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 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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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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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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Ohio Bill to Remove Several No-carry Zones

Ohio Bill to Remove Several No-carry Zones

A local lawmaker wants to allow Ohio gun owners to carry guns in colleges, churches, day care centers and government buildings. The bill would also eliminate the requirement for gun owners to carry their permit along with a firearm. This legislation, if passed, would expand on the bill that passed last week allowing guns in…

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Ohio "Guns in Bars" Law Not Really About Bars

Ohio “Guns in Bars” Law Not Really About Bars

Guns in bars? No, not really. As Ohio lawmakers debate legislation that would allow licensed citizens to carry a concealed, holstered handgun into restaurants that serve alcohol, opponents of the bill continue to reject an intellectually honest discussion of the facts. They've morphed the "restaurant carry" discussion into a campaign of fear. This legislation simply…

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Guns and Alcohol Don't Mix, but Guns and Self-defense Do

Guns and Alcohol Don’t Mix, but Guns and Self-defense Do

I'm familiar with the awful consequences that can result when guns, booze, and testosterone intersect. I lost a close friend several years ago in a Dayton-area nightclub shooting. The degenerate who shot Derek had a prior record for shooting someone and was carrying a weapon illegally when he fired blindly into a crowd after being…

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Ohio Senate Passes Restaurant Carry

Ohio Senate Passes Restaurant Carry

Good news for Ohio residents!  Bills are on the way to the Governor's desk to strengthen your rights: Concealed weapons could be coming to bars, restaurants and outdoor sports stadiums near you. The Republican-dominated Ohio Senate passed a bill 25-7 Wednesday to allow concealed carry permit holders to carry weapons into bars, restaurants, and open-air…

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