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Thu Jul 21, 2016, 04:02 AM

State senator will propose local control over concealed, open carry of weapons

A Cincinnati legislator said today he will introduce legislation to permit cities to override open and concealed carry weapon permits during "events of regional or national significance."

Sen. Cecil Thomas, D-Cincinnati, was responding to the plea - which went unheeded - by Cleveland's largest police union to Gov. John Kasich to temporarily ban citizens from openly carrying firearms during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

“We have received feedback from public safety experts who are concerned that certain events – such as political conventions – could incite unnecessary violence and hinder the ability of law enforcement to perform their duties,” Thomas said in a statement. “We want every person in our state to be safe when they are attending an important event. We also want law enforcement to have the ability to deploy the most effective methods to assure that safety.”

Thomas said the bill, as yet not introduced, would allow local control over Ohio gun laws in certain circumstances. "A one-size-fits-all approach does not work when it comes to many issues, including open and concealed carry of firearms,” said Thomas, a 27-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department.

Read more: http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-daily-briefing/2016/07/07.20.2016-open-carry-restrictions.html

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Thu Jul 21, 2016, 09:22 AM

1. day late.

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