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Public News Service - OH: Gun Violence Prevention

An executive action would expand mandatory background checks for firearm sales at gun shows. (M and R Glasgow/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohioans working to end gun violence are commending President Obama for taking steps to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. The president on Tuesday announced several executive actions on guns in response to a series of mass shootings in recent years. Toby Hoover, founde

Research shows current policing practices can impact the mental health and well-being of both the public and police. (Seeman/Morguefile)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As Ohio leaders look to improve police-community relations, a new report offers insight into the mental and emotional health impacts caused by current policing practices. The research released by health and criminal justice groups included a survey from 470 residents from neighborh

PHOTO: Hearings were held at the statehouse Wednesday on several bills that would radically overhaul Ohio's existing gun laws. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - During the lame-duck legislative session now under way, state lawmakers are considering several bills that would radically revamp gun laws in Ohio. House Bill 203 received a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. Toby Hoover, founder of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, desc

PHOTO: With continued unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, prayer vigils in Ohio were held to call for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Photo courtesy of Heather Wilson, PICO National Network.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Prayer vigils were held in Ohio last night to call for justice in Ferguson, Missouri, where protests continue in reaction to the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. The Ohio vigils were held at the same time as a 1,000-clergy march and rally

PHOTO: Ohio moms will join others Friday to build support for common-sense gun legislation. Photo credit: Cincinnati Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mothers of shooting victims, survivors, first responders and local leaders are among those planning to speak out at an Ohio event today, demanding what they consider common sense gun laws. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots organization

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's concealed carry law could be at risk of being undermined, should a bill pass that is now under consideration in the U.S. Senate. The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 (H.R. 822) would allow anyone who is licensed to carry a concealed weapon in one state to carry

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new report on children and gun violence is shining a negative light on the Buckeye State. It says Ohio was ranked number 10 in the nation for firearm deaths of children and teens in 2007, with a total of 104 deaths, including 65 homicides. Toby Hoover, executive director with the

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Are they too lenient, or too tough on gun owners? Opinions about Ohio's firearms laws run the gamut. But on Sunday, another prayer vigil was held in Ohio. The monthly gatherings, now held in Columbus and Toledo, honor the memories of people who die in shootings. The Ohio Coalition

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