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U.S. Senator Rob Portman Says More Needs To Be Done To Prevent Gun Violence


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Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he supports parts of Gov. Mike DeWine’s 17-point plan to curb gun violence in Ohio. Portman says he thinks more needs to be done to make sure people with mental health problems are in the federal background check system to flag gun purchases. “I think we can do more… Read More

Loaded Handgun Detected in Man’s Belongings at W.Va. Airport

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man from Washington state has been caught with a loaded handgun at a West Virginia airport. The Transportation Security Administration says in a news release TSA officers spotted the handgun Saturday at Tri-State Airport near Huntington. The statement says the 9 mm handgun loaded with 15 bullets was with the… Read More

DeWine Fighting Comparisons Of His Plan To Kasich’s “Red Flag” Proposal

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One of Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed gun law changes in the wake of the shooting that killed 10 people in Dayton is an idea that’s been talked about before, and has passed in 17 states – a way to remove guns from people who are thought to be dangerous to themselves or others. But DeWine is now… Read More

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Feds: Man Who Threatened Agents Lived in Gun-Filled House

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an 18-year-old Ohio man charged with making online threats against federal agents was arrested at a home filled with guns and a huge stockpile of ammunition. Court documents say Justin Olsen also wrote that he supported mass shootings and attacks on Planned Parenthood. Federal prosecutors say Olsen has been… Read More

Backers Of Background Checks For Gun Sales Aim To Pass It

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It looks like Ohio voters might get to vote on a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales after all. A previous version of a petition that would start the process of putting it on the ballot to begin had been rejected last month. The Attorney General’s office has certified a revised petition that would be… Read More

Loaded Handgun Detected in Man’s Belongings at W.Va. Airport

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Florida man has been cited after a loaded handgun was detected at a West Virginia airport. The Transportation Security Administration says in a news release TSA officers spotted the handgun Sunday at Tri-State Airport near Huntington. The gun loaded with six bullets was with the man’s belongings that entered an… Read More

West Virginia Woman Admits to Stealing ID for Gun Purchase

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman who used a stolen identification card to buy a gun from a licensed dealer has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 36-year-old Erica Nicole Blake of Parkersburg entered the plea in federal court in Charleston. Stuart says in… Read More