The number of newly issued concealed-weapons licenses in Ohio is climbing at a record-breaking pace.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - 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.
The Ohio Black Legislative Caucus and its partners were delivering 10,000 signatures and eight city resolutions Wednesday.
The Ohio bill introduced in June would allow people to use force to defend themselves without having a duty to retreat first.
Debate over such measures has increased since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in Florida. At least 21 states have laws similar to the one in Florida.
More than a dozen lawmakers back the Ohio proposal, which also would ease restrictions on carrying concealed weapons.
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.