The sponsor of Gov. Mike DeWine’s gun violence proposal said it's a plan that can pass - though it's getting criticism for not including mandatory background checks or a red flag gun seizure law.
Gov. Mike DeWine may not have delivered the conventional “red flag” and universal-background-check legislation many had hoped for after the Dayton shootings that killed nine and injured 22. But the crescendo of denunciation is unmerited.
COLUMBUS — Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, who in August dealt with the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting in the heart of her city’s downtown, endorsed an effort Wednesday to force action on near-universal background checks for gun sales.
I was disappointed to read that Gov. Mike DeWine did not include background checks on unlicensed gun purchases and red-flag laws in his STRONG Ohio proposal. He said that he wanted to present something that could be passed by the legislature. Given that the vast majority of Ohioans believe in these laws, he is giving in to gun extremists.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A proposal that would expand background checks in Ohio moved forward Friday after a setback last month.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To amend sections 2923.13 and 2923.14 and to enact sections 2923.133 and 2923.191 of the Revised Code to generally prohibit a person from possessing trigger cranks, bump-fire devices, or other items that accelerate a semi-automatic firearm's rate of fire but do not convert it into an automatic firearm and large capacity magazines.
To amend sections 2919.26 and 3113.31 and to enact sections 2919.261 and 3113.311 of the Revised Code to require a person who is subject to a civil or criminal domestic violence temporary protection order to surrender the person's firearms.