Ohio lawmakers want to expand the circumstances in which people can kill to defend themselves in Ohio, as well as make it easier for people from other states to legally carry concealed handguns here.
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Recent loosening of Ohio’s gun regulations
- January 2004, Republican Gov. Bob Taft signs into law a bill legalizing concealed carry in Ohio
- June 2008, Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland signs the “castle doctrine” bill, which gives the legal benefit of the doubt to people using deadly force when acting in self-defense within their own home or car
- June 2011, Republican Gov. John Kasich signs a bill into law that allows people with CCW licenses to carry in bars and restaurants that sell liquor
- December 2012: Kaisch signs a bill allowing people to keep guns in their vehicles in state parking garages, including the underground lot beneath the Ohio Statehouse.