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Supreme Court expands gun rights nationwide after striking down a N.Y. law that restricts concealed carrying of guns

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion along ideological lines, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment. The opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, invalidates the state’s requirement for people to show “proper cause” to get public carry licenses. Writing… Read More

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, the lead Democratic negotiator on a bipartisan gun bill safety bill, speaks to activists protesting gun violence and demanding action from lawmakers

Senators reach final bipartisan agreement on a gun safety bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senate negotiators have reached a final agreement on a narrow bipartisan gun safety bill that could become the first gun control measure to pass Congress in decades. The legislation resulted from negotiations among 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats, and it is expected to have more than enough votes to overcome the… Read More

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, seen here speaking during a news conference after a Senate Republican lunch meeting on June 7, 2022

McConnell says he’ll support a gun reform bill if it matches the proposed framework

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will support passing a bill that would reform gun laws if the text matches the framework proposed earlier this week. “I am comfortable with the framework and if the legislation ends up reflecting what the framework indicates, I will be supportive,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday. A… Read More

President Biden, left, talks with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., outside the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday as the two discuss ongoing negotiations in the Senate around gun law legislation.

Senate gun law negotiators working toward a deal by the end of the week

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Senate negotiators are racing to finalize an agreement on a narrow set of gun control proposals with a goal of finishing their work before the week’s end. Members of a bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday shuttled between negotiations, party briefings and White House conversations under intense political pressure to get… Read More

A person pulls a gun from the back of their pants. Their trigger discipline leaves something to be desired as their finger is brushing up against the trigger. They could easily Pelexico Burress themselves

DeWine signs bill to make it easier for people to carry concealed guns

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Over the objection of police groups and gun control advocates, Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) has signed into law a bill that would allow Ohioans to carry a concealed gun without first having to obtain a permit or take a training course. DeWine was in a precarious position with this… Read More

Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey speaks about her opposition to an Ohio bill that would allow concealed carry without a permit on a video chat

Gun safety advocates urge DeWine to veto a controversial gun bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group of gun control advocates is urging Republican Gov. Mike DeWine to veto Sub Senate Bill 215, legislation that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons without a permit or training requirements. Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey is one of the law enforcement officials urging the veto. And… Read More

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A bill ending conceal carry permit mandate heads to the governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-controlled Legislature has approved a bill eliminating the requirement for a concealed weapons permit. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Terry Johnson, a Republican from Scioto County, would also end the requirement that individuals inform police officers they’re carrying a concealed weapon. The bill requires only that such people provide… Read More

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Ohio House okays lowering training requirements for armed teachers and school staff

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio House has passed a Republican-backed bill changing the law requiring more 700 hours of peace officer training or 20 years law enforcement experience for teachers and staff who want to be armed in schools. The bill passed on a mostly party line vote and now heads to… Read More

Someone has a gun in the back of their pants. Like, you trying to shoot your butt or something, lol.

The Ohio House passes a bill that allows adults to carry concealed guns without permits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Just after voting to allow teachers and school staff to be armed with only 20 hours of concealed carry and other training, the Ohio House has passed another gun bill. The Republican-backed measure allows adults to carry concealed weapons in public without first having to get licenses for them…. Read More

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Lawmakers Are Considering Dropping Training Requirements To Carry Concealed Weapons

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Many witnesses lined up to testify on a bill in the Ohio House that would remove training requirements to carry a concealed weapon. Laura Robertson-Boyd with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was among the 100 opponents to submit testimony against the bill that would strip the… Read More

A person pulls a gun out of a bag

Democrats, NAACP Sue Over Ohio Stand-Your-Ground Gun Bill

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Democratic lawmakers, the NAACP and a grassroots organizing group have sued the attorney general of Ohio saying the last-minute approval of a “stand-your-ground” gun bill is unconstitutional. The provision was added to a bill that had near-unanimous support in the final days of the Legislature’s two-year session in December. The bill introduced… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)

DeWine Adding Gun Regulations Into Budget Proposal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) is bringing back his proposal to create more gun regulations which he says will reduce crime around the state. These were measures that failed to gain traction with lawmakers last year. DeWine’s so-called “Strong Ohio” plan expanded the ability to perform background checks on gun sales,… Read More

Ohio Supreme Court

Justices to Decide if Ohio Law Banning Using Guns While Drunk is Constitutional

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The Ohio Supreme Court will decide if a state law that says gun owners can’t use their weapons while drunk is constitutional. “Intoxication in and of itself is not a crime,” said Steve Palmer, who represented Frederick Weber before the Ohio Supreme Court. In 2018, Weber’s wife called the Clermont County Sheriff to report that he… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Governor Urges Lawmakers to Take a Closer Look at His Plan to Curb Gun Violence

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he wants state lawmakers to pass his plan on gun violence by the end of this year. And he is urging lawmakers to take a good look at his proposal. DeWine says it’s been about eight years since he shot a gun, but he says he supports the second amendment…. Read More

Sen. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) gives testimony for his bill, SB237, which removes the "duty to retreat" before using lethal force in self-defense.

“Stand Your Ground” Bill Gets First Hearing in Ohio Senate

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State lawmakers are considering a bill that would remove what’s known as the “duty to retreat” in public before shooting someone in self-defense, a law commonly referred to as the “Stand Your Ground” bill. At the heart of the debate is whether the law would increase or decrease safety. Sen. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) told the Senate Government Oversight and Reform… Read More

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Arguments Set for Case of Ohio Gun Owner Drunk Inside House

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February to decide whether a law prohibiting gun owners from carrying firearms while intoxicated should be applied inside a gun owner’s home. Lawyers for a Clermont County man arrested in 2018 after he acknowledged having an unloaded shotgun while drunk say the law… Read More

Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) talks about the state budget last year.

Sponsor Of DeWine’s Gun Bill Defends Proposal, Saying It Will Pass

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The sponsor of Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun violence proposal said it’s a plan that can pass – though it’s getting criticism for not including mandatory background checks or a red flag gun seizure law. Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) said there’s a simple reason the required background checks plan DeWine called for right after the Dayton mass shooting isn’t… Read More

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and ballot issue supporters

Dayton Mayor Endorses Effort to Put Background Checks for Gun Sales on Ohio Ballot

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The group that’s collecting petition signatures to ask voters if the state should require universal background checks on gun sales says it plans to move full steam ahead. And the effort is getting a boost from the leader of Dayton where a mass shooting in August left 10 dead, including the gunman. Last week, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stood with Gov…. Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at a press conference

DeWine Stands Strong On Gun Violence Package, Even After Mixed Reviews

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s confident his STRONG Ohio gun violence package will be enacted into law, in spite of the chilly reception he’s gotten from both Republicans and Democrats. DeWine pushed back at Democrats’ criticism that the STRONG Ohio plan is weak, saying it wasn’t written by the gun lobby. He also defends not including required background checks, which he… Read More

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Democrat Skeptical GOP Will OK Meaningful Ohio Gun Laws

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House minority leader says she is skeptical the Republican-led Legislature will pass meaningful gun laws Democratic Rep. Emilia Sykes says she thinks electing Democrats in 2020 is the state’s best chance for change on that. Sykes commented Tuesday after Republican House Speaker Larry Householder said that while “all of… Read More