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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ohio sees gun rights bills on eve of general election

Ohio state legislators are setting their sights on the bull's-eye of Second Amendment rights.

State Rep. Joe Uecker R-Miamiville (Clermont County) and 30 other representatives have penned House Bill 571. In a nutshell this proposal would allow concealed carry permit holders the right to store their loaded handguns in their locked vehicles while at work.

This proposal is backed by various state Second Amendment Rights groups but opposed by the state Chamber of Commerce as a property rights issue.

Also, the Ohio General Assembly is still mulling over a State Senate bill that would allow concealed carry permit holders the right to holster their concealed handguns when visiting a restaurant that also serves alcohol. Currently, such permit holders cannot do this.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn


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