I am disappointed by the Republican-led legislature’s failure to be supportive of Gov. Mike DeWine’s initial call for stronger gun safety laws. My kids have been doing active shooter drills since they were 15 months old. Given this is our reality, how can it be that our legislature is not OK with ensuring every gun sale in Ohio includes a background check?Read More
COLUMBUS — As lawmakers consider creating a “red-flag” law to allow judges to seize firearms from dangerous people, advocates for domestic violence victims say they’ve found an existing mini-version of such a measure that is tied to protection orders — but also tough to enforce.Read More
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -In the wake of the Dayton mass shooting three Senate bills (SB) have been introduced in Columbus.
The first committee hearings for SB 182, SB 183 and SB 184 were help Tuesday.Read More
Ohio Senator Cecil Thomas believes politicians who push back against gun control will pay for it come election time.
"I think the voters are going to say if you're not going to do something then we going to do something," he said.Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Ohio senators are set to take their first look at three gun-reform bills Tuesday that would require background checks, impose stricter rules on selling guns to minors, and create a “red-flag” law allowing authorities to confiscate firearms from those deemed a threat.Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTRF) — The mass shooting in Dayton launched the Ohio STRONG initiative, an effort by Governor Mike DeWine to address gun violence and mental health issues across the state.
Prior to that, Democrats at the Statehouse had long been pushing for what they called common sense gun legislation, one area being Red Flag laws; laws meant to keep guns out of the hands of people who are a danger to themselves or others.Read More
Anarchists used dynamite; gangsters used “tommy” guns; terrorists used planes, trucks and fertilizer.
The United States government responded with legislation and reforms to each of these mass murder cases, Randolph Roth, professor of history who specializes in violence in the U.S., said.Read More
COLUMBUS, OH — Legislation requiring universal background checks on all gun purchases in Ohio was introduced in the Ohio House this week. House Bill 317 would require all firearm purchases to be processed by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.Read More
COLUMBUS — Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last year that claimed 17 lives, Florida swiftly passed a law allowing the taking of guns from people deemed an imminent danger.
State Rep. Beth Liston (D-Dublin) this week introduced new legislation, House Bill (HB) 315, to require federally licensed firearms dealers to provide information about suicide prevention in hopes of decreasing the alarming statistics associated with gun-related fatalities.Read More
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Less than a week after a deadly mass shooting in Dayton, a state representative introduced legislation that would require universal background checks before any firearms transactions in Ohio.Read More
A proposal that would expand background checks in Ohio moved forward Friday after a setback last month.Read More
CLEVELAND — After eight hearings over two months, an Ohio House committee passed a bill that will eliminate the licensing and training requirements of carrying a concealed weapon. Several organizations that represent law enforcement officers and prosecuting attorneys have come out in opposition to the measure, arguing the deregulation could prove dangerous for police and the public.Read More
The bill that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed weapons without requiring training or a permit has passed a House committee. The measure, which is known as “constitutional carry,” has passed in more than a dozen other states.Read More
COLUMBUS — A bill that would let Ohioans carry concealed deadly weapons without a permit moved one step closer Wednesday morning to a vote on the House floor.
Are Ohio gun-rights absolutists so blind in their zeal that they actually believe a pamphlet spelling out the legal responsibilities of gun owners is a mortal threat?Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A vote was expected on Wednesday on House Bill 178 (HB 178), the state’s Constitutional Carry bill. It had its seventh hearing in the House Federalism Committee that included multiple amendments, five proponent testimonies and 25 opponents. The committee was forced to recess so members could attend session, and reconvened afterwards. Then Speaker Larry Householder pushed the pause button.Read More
An Ohio House committee on Wednesday considered legislation opposed by law enforcement groups that would drop the requirement for people carrying concealed weapons to say they are armed during interactions with officers.Read More
Check point: While the Republican-controlled Ohio legislature in recent years has loosened gun-control laws, an activist group wants to force them to consider mandatory background checks. As cleveland.com’s Jeremy Pelzer reports, the group Ohioans For Gun Safety on Monday got the ball rolling on a citizen-initiated statute to close a statutory “loophole” that allows firearm sales at gun shows without a background check. If the drive is successful, lawmakers would have four months to pass the measure or it could be put before Ohio voters.