TODAY’S MODERATOR: More gun changes coming?

Writes our reporter Laura A. Bischoff, “Gun-rights supporters are pushing for the right to carry concealed weapons in more places in Ohio, eliminate the requirement that people tell cops who stop them that they have a firearm and no longer require someone to retreat from a threat before using a gun. Eight gun bills pending in the Ohio General Assembly seek to expand gun rights.

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“Nearly 40 lawmakers are sponsors of a ‘stand your ground’ bill that would remove the duty to retreat from a threat. HB 228 would re-work Ohio’s self-defense laws and reduce requirements faced by CCW holders, such as keeping their hands in plain sight during traffic stops. …

“Lawmakers are considering bills that would let active and retired military members obtain CCW permits without taking the eight-hour training class, let paramedics and EMTs assigned to SWAT teams carry firearms on the job and reduce the penalty for carrying a concealed weapon into areas that are posted as ‘no gun’ zones from a felony to a misdemeanor.”

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