OHIO CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS HIT RECORD<quoted text>
I'll bet that some of Springboros licensed conceal carry staff already carry into the school everyday out of fear for their lives and the lives of the students. At alot of schools around the country it was found that teachers started carrying since Colombine and they managed to do it secretly. After Sandyhook teachers everywhere began to come forward to admit they were carrying against school policy. Because these teachers had done this for over a decade safely school boards had little choice but to reconsider their gun policies.
More Ohioans than ever have the ability to legally carry a concealed gun.
A third-quarter report released yesterday by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine shows that 82,186 new permits were issued this year through Sept. 30 — a record for the state, which has been issuing permits since April 2004. The total is 17,536 more than in all of 2012.
Between July 1 and Sept. 30, 32,618 licenses were issued, compared with 17,396 issued in the same period during 2012. That’s an increase of 87.5 percent.
Ohio’s concealed-handgun law allows people with firearms-safety training to apply for a license through their county sheriff’s department. Since the law went into effect, 425,888 permits have been awarded.
The record comes as Rep. Terry Johnson’s House Bill 203 will have its fourth hearing and a possible vote on Tuesday. The McDermott Republican’s bill calls for concealed carry and self-defense law changes that include a “stand your ground” provision. The provision would eliminate the requirement to retreat before using deadly force in self-defense as long as the person is carrying a firearm legally and in a place they are allowed to be in.
Additionally, it includes a reciprocity clause that would require Ohio to recognize concealed-carry permits from other states, though many have more-lenient policies.
Philip Mulivor, a spokesman with Ohioans for Concealed Carry, said he believes the increase is just part of a long-term trend of people increasingly exercising their Second Amendment rights.
“A lot of people forget that the right to bear a firearm is an enumerated constitutional right just as freedom of religion and speech,” he said.
However, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence finds the increase in permits alarming.
“We think that carrying a concealed weapon puts the public at a greater risk of being subjected to gun violence. The more guns in public, the more available they are for someone to innocently be shot,” said Director Amy Pulles.
What is it about inanimate objects (guns) that drive fear into the hearts of certain people?
Whenever there's any type of emergency, guys in blue are called in. What inanimate object do the guys in blue wear on their belts?
Is this inanimate object a positive or negative force? Will such inanimate objects ever be limited to those in police uniforms and those in the U.S. military? Under my dead body...