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Ohio State Student Shot, Killed In Columbus' First Homicide Of 2017

Jan 5, 2017

Police in Columbus are investigating the capital city's first homicide of 2017 after an Ohio State University student was gunned down not far from campus.

Officers were dispatched to a home on Northwood Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Thursday following reports that a man was shot.

Open Carry advocate Jeffry Smith at a 2016 protest on Ohio State's campus.
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On Monday, a group of armed civilians walked through the Ohio State campus as part of a demonstration for open carry at state universities. In light of last week's attacks, when an OSU student carried out a car and knife attack that wounded 11 people, this group believes that more gun owners on campus could stop or prevent a similar situation.

In the wake of Monday’s attack, students from the Ohio State University are adding a unique perspective to a bill that would lift the automatic concealed weapons ban on college campuses. 

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An unprecedented number of Ohioans now have licenses to carry concealed handguns. According to statistics released by the Ohio Attorney General's Office, there are now more than 500,000 valid concealed-carry license holders in the state. That's more than 4 percent of the total population.

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An Ohio House committee has scheduled a possible vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.

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A pair of proposed gun laws would expand concealed weapons in Ohio by potentially allowing them in places such as churches or day cares.

More Ohioans are carrying concealed guns and with fewer restrictions 10 years after the state began allowing people to carry hidden handguns. A published report says there’s been a reduction in Ohio restrictions involving concealed handguns since sheriff's offices in Ohio began issuing licenses for them in April 2004. They can now be carried in cars, purses and bags and are allowed in bars and public parking lots among other changes. Gun advocates say the changes were needed to get rid of rules that were too restrictive.

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