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Steve Dettelbach, candidate for Ohio Attorney General, speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.

Biden nominates a former federal prosecutor and former Ohio AG candidate to lead the ATF as it targets ‘ghost guns’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — President Biden has picked former federal attorney Steve Dettelbach to serve as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as the administration takes new steps to address the scourge of gun violence in America. The nomination comes as the Justice Department pursues regulations targeting so-called ghost guns, weapons… Read More

The Ohio House

Ohio joins states with no concealed carry license requirement

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ATHENS, Ohio (OVR) — Every year at tax time Mike Linscott knows that business is soon to pick up at River’s Edge Outfitters, his family-run firearm and archery supply store in Canaanville, Ohio. This year there’s a larger increase than usual at this profitable time, which he says could be due in part to a… Read More

Gun Crime

Sides Clash Over Revamping Self Defense Within ‘Stand Your Ground’ Bill

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One of the most controversial bills moving through the Statehouse is the so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill. Pro-gun groups are for the legislation and say it removes the requirement to try and retreat before taking lethal action. But there’s a separate battle happening within the bill. For most crimes committed in Ohio the court system is set… Read More