Noticeably absent from Ohio House Bill 99 – the “Let’s Arm Teachers” bill is any clarification on the “rules of engagement” as to when an educator might utilize the handgun that is on their person.
While the majority of the argument centers around the concept of a school shooter, state laws that apply to self-defense outside of a school setting definitely muddy the waters.
First of all, I would never want a teacher to ever be faced with the prospect of having to say “I shot my student”. Such a circumstance of shooting someone is devastating enough for […]Full Story... →
When State Representative Thomas Hall introduced Ohio House Bill 99, he made it quite clear what the purpose was – to arm teachers:
My bill is quite simple. Educators should have the ability to carry firearms in the classroom to protect students and staff. In my bill, we simply give local control to allow for the local school boards and local governing bodies to decide what amount of training is necessary to allow teachers to carry a firearm in a school safety zone.
Over the course of six hearings at the Ohio House, testimony was heard […]Full Story... →
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, already an obstacle to passage of gun safety legislation, yesterday chose to attend a political fundraiser at a horse race instead of meeting with survivors of one Ohio mass shooting and the Mayor and police chief still leading the response to another.Full Story... →
On the schedule this week? Not a single gun reform bill. Instead, House lawmakers will hear from supporters of a bill that prosecutors say would allow convicted violent felons to legally purchase guns.Full Story... →
Yesterday, Ohio Republican State Representative wondered on Facebook if mass shootings were the fault of transgendered Americans, open borders, parents who don’t discipline their kids or legalized weed. The reaction was swift and brutal. Today was not a good day for Ohio’s craziest State Representative.Full Story... →
Democrats are now arguing whether Richard Cordray or Dennis Kucinich will be a better candidate. That’s a worthwhile argument as long as Democrats don’t become so divided that the supporters of the loser in the May primary refuse to vote for the winner in November. Democrats should not make Mike DeWine the next governor of Ohio through infighting, a possibility more plausible than it should be.
The question is whether the primary will become so rancorous that it causes a lower Democratic turnout in November. If so, the Democratic ticket from top to bottom will be in trouble. Ohio history tells an important […]Full Story... →
Kasich announced a six-point proposal to change Ohio’s gun laws. But he hasn’t lifted a finger to actually get anything through the Ohio legislature.Full Story... →
An Ohio Republican got into it with his Democratic challenger on Twitter about his support for eliminating school safety zones. He took the opportunity to suggest kids should be allowed to arm themselves at school. It went about as well as you might expect.Full Story... →
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