Concealed Weapons Bill Draws Fire From Local Law Enforcement

POSTED BY: News Department
Friday, March 22, 2002 - 04:07 PM
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The idea that one day Ohioans will be able to legally carry concealed weapons is raising concerns with some local law enforcement officials. If approved by the senate, House Bill 274 will allow the County Sheriff's Office to authorize citizens to carry concealed weapons. State representative Jim Aslanides, who supports the bill, says that it will help protect law abiding citizens. But just the thought of more people carrying concealed weapons leaves the Zanesville Police Department feeling a little apprehensive. Chief Eric Lambes believes that if the bill is passed, Ohio will see more crimes of passion such as the 2-murder-suicides that happened earlier this year. He also believes that the bill, which was initiated to help protect law abiding citizens, could actually do more harm than good. House Bill 274, which was passed on the House Floor by a vote of 66-27, will now move on to the Ohio Senate for consideration.

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