The number of newly issued concealed-weapons licenses in Ohio is climbing at a record-breaking pace.
TALLMADGE, Ohio - Some of the hundreds of people who turned out at a northeast Ohio arena to buy, sell and trade guns over the weekend said they feared more government control over firearms.
The attraction was the Ohio Gun, Knife and Military Show at the Summit County Fairgrounds in Tallmadge. Many there said the talk about gun control after the tragedy at Newtown, Conn., has become a political obsession and no additional laws are necessary.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that some of the sellers posted fliers asking gun owners to call their legislators to oppose any new gun regulations.
Countering that effort was a similar call that went out this weekend from religious leaders across the nation encouraging people to call their legislators seeking support for additional gun-control legislation.
A group of black state lawmakers is joining community and faith leaders in Ohio to deliver petitions asking Gov. John Kasich and Republican legislative leaders not to enact a stand-your-ground gun law.
A gun group is offering free shotguns to residents in Florida, billing it as a way for people to protect themselves against crime.
Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old military contractor and former Navy reservist, apparently managed to exploit seams in the nation's patchwork of complicated gun laws designed to keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous people.
A recent poll finds wide support among Ohio voters for new restrictions on buying guns at gun shows and online.
Sales of bulletproof panels for backpacks have more than doubled in the past year, according to the Cleveland company that manufactures the product.
Members of the state school board are ready to hear from some of Ohio's top law enforcers and policymakers about ways to improve school safety.
The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning from its incoming president that its members are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights.
Disappointment. Disgust. Grossly unfair. That's how some families who lost loved ones in the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school view the Senate's defeat this past week of the most far-reaching gun control bill.
One day after the demise of gun control legislation, Senate supporters of the measure vowed to try again, while a leading opponent accused President Barack Obama of taking the "low road" when he harshly criticized lawmakers who voted against key provisions.