State Lawmakers May Consider Revisions To Gun Laws

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After a short break for the elections, state lawmakers are getting back to it, and gun issues might get a hearing. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.

This year’s most comprehensive bill related to guns was approved in committee and now awaits a full chamber vote in the House. The bill would soften concealed carry regulations on the grounds of higher education facilities, daycares and airport terminals.

Jennifer Thorne with the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence opposes this bill and instead advocates for a piece of legislation that would extend the requirement of background checks when selling a gun.

“I think we would see a reduction in gun violence. We know that states that have stronger gun laws do have a reduced amount of gun violence,” said Thorne.

There’s another bill that would allow concealed carry without a permit. That got traction at first but has since stalled in committee.

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