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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

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Gov. DeWine signs a bill allowing armed school employees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio school districts could begin arming employees as soon as this fall under a bill signed into law Monday by GOP Gov. Mike DeWine. The law, as enacted, requires up to 24 hours of training before an employee can go armed, and up to eight hours of annual training. The training programs must… 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

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Ohio is expanding its gun ballistics testing program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — In an effort to prevent gun violence in Ohio, the state is planning to spend $10.5 million dollars to expand police use of ballistics testing technology. The money would purchase machines to scan casings from fired ammunition to compare with other casings in the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network or NIBIN…. Read More

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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

Jim Salzman, Board Member of Hilltop Gun Club, shows WOUB Reporter Lexi Lepof how to safely handle a concealed carry weapon.

Athens-area gun activists and city officials react to Ohio’s new permitless concealed carry gun law

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) –  Jim Salzman, a board member of Hilltop Gun Club, is just one example of second amendment activists who think Ohio’s new gun legislation goes too far. “The fact that somebody can go out and buy a gun, and they get to carry it around and no one knows if they have… 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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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

Gun Crime

Nelsonville Teen Admits To Shooting Death Of Another Boy

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A 14-year-old Nelsonville boy admitted in court Tuesday that he killed another boy while playing with a gun. Meanwhile, the boy’s father, Donald Platt, 37, was indicted Tuesday on charges of involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and tampering with evidence. The accused boy was charged Friday with reckless homicide in connection with… Read More

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Gun Bill To Be Considered During Ohio’s Lame Duck Session


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio lawmakers were supposed to take up a controversial gun bill this week that would have allowed concealed weapons in more places and expanded access for gun owners but that has been delayed until after Thanksgiving. Amendments have been added to an existing bill that deals with antique gun… Read More

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Ohio Supreme Court To Hear Armed School Staff Training Case

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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a school district’s appeal of a ruling that they must provide police-level training to employees carrying concealed weapons. Madison Local Schools voted to allow armed school employees after a 2016 shooting in which two students were shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy. A group… Read More

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E-Warrant Program Intended To Improve Gun Sale Background Check Accuracy

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The anniversary of the mass shooting in Dayton is reviving conversations about gun regulations in Ohio. While lawmakers have refused to move Gov. Mike DeWine’s (R-Ohio) gun regulation proposals, his administration is rolling out a program that he says can improve the accuracy of background checks. An e-warrant program in… Read More

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Review Finds Mentally Incompetent Ohioans Have Current Gun Licenses

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohioans who have been deemed by a court to be mentally incompetent are not allowed to possess firearms or have concealed carry licenses. Yet a recent cross-check of databases by the state’s Attorney General showed more than three dozen mentally ill Ohioans still had active concealed carry permits. Ohio Attorney General Dave… Read More

WVU President Gordon Gee

West Virginia Univ. President Responds after 2 Shootings

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s president is emphasizing a commitment to safety after two recent shootings near the Morgantown campus, one of them involving a fatality. Gordon Gee released a letter to the community on Sunday. Two people were charged with first-degree murder after Friday’s shooting at a student housing apartment complex. Neither… 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

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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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Key Lawmakers Want To Focus On Dangerous People, Not Their Weapons

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Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun plan calls for using the so-called “pink slip” process to separate people thought to be dangerous from their guns. But a top lawmaker is questioning that approach. Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says many Republicans in the House don’t think reducing gun access is necessarily going to deal with the gun violence problem. “We really… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

GOP Ohio Governor’s Gun Plan Doesn’t Include ‘Red-flag’ Law


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s new proposals to address Ohio gun violence in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting don’t include background-check requirements for gun sales or a so-called “red-flag” law to restrict firearms for people perceived as threats, despite his earlier support of those ideas. Instead, his administration on Monday… Read More

Demonstrators gather during an anti-gun violence march held outside of the Ohio Statehouse.

DeWine Prepares To Release Specifics On Gun Background Checks, “Red Flag Law”

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Gov. Mike DeWine plans to reveal on Monday the official bill language on expanded background checks and red-flag gun confiscation two major issues that have been at the center of heated debate in the aftermath of the Dayton mass shooting. It was early August when hundreds of people chanted “Do Something” as Gov. Mike DeWine took… Read More

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Ohio Woman Caught With Gun at West Virginia Airport Checkpoint

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say they stopped a woman from getting on a plane with a loaded gun in West Virginia. The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday says officers found the handgun in the woman’s carry-on bag at a Huntington Tri-State Airport x-ray checkpoint. The woman’s named was not released but officials said she… Read More