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.
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.