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.
Red flag laws. Permitless concealed carry. Safe storage of guns. Stand your ground.
The future of Ohio's gun laws – whether access to firearms is expanded or restricted – depends largely on the state's new governor, Mike DeWine.Read More
HB 178 is a dangerous bill that the Ohio House Federalism Committee is now considering. This bill will allow anyone over 21 years of age and not prohibited by law to carry hidden loaded guns in public without a license, training, background check or oversight.Read More
Democrats in the Ohio House are all but certain to encounter the same obstacle that faced John Kasich — Republican legislative majorities will little interest in even modest steps aimed at curbing gun violence. Yet it is important that Democrats press the case. In doing so, they remind Ohioans, as the former governor did, that it is possible to strike a sensible balance between individual gun rights and the priority of public safety.Read More
Sharon Stout of Springfield said there has got to be a better way to protect people from gun violence, especially when the person responsible for that violence has mental health issues.Read More
A pair of local lawmakers introduced legislation in the Ohio House that would require gun owners to keep firearms in a locked safe if there are children in the home.Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s deeply concerned about attacks at houses of worship, including at a synagogue in California this weekend. And that has him looking into a specific type of gun legislation that’s failed to move in the Republican dominated legislature before.
The bill, which is currently in committee, states that if you're 21 and legally allowed to possess a weapon, you're legally allowed to carry that weapon for any lawful purpose with no additional licenses, fees or paperwork.Read More