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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

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

Concealed Carry Debate: Do Weak Permit Laws Lead To Increased Gun Violence?

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Lawmakers and dozens of opponents to a pro-gun bill squared off in an Ohio House committee over so-called “Constitutional Carry,” HB178, which allows people to carry a concealed weapon without the need for a permit or training. Amy Whitson is a trauma surgeon who teaches advanced trauma life support in Columbus. She says she’s seen first-hand the serious and fatal… Read More