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Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Ohio lawmakers are preparing to return to the Statehouse for what looks like a busy lame duck session. Legislators are expected to pass a slew of bills before the year ends.

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Gov. John Kasich will allow a gun bill to become law without his signature, using an unusual procedure under Ohio law.

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A coalition seeking to reduce gun violence across Ohio is urging lawmakers to act quickly to enact Republican Gov. John Kasich's proposed gun law changes.

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In Ohio, it only takes one act of violence to make you eligible for a civil protection order if the courts agree there’s a clear and credible threat of physical harm or past violence. Not all protection orders deal with guns, either. Some orders just tell people to stay away from their accuser.

But there’s a problem: Sometimes, offenders avoid being served their protection orders.

States across the political spectrum have turned recently to a new kind of gun control measure, known as red flag laws or extreme risk protection orders. They allow for the seizure of guns from potentially dangerous people.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Mar 26, 2018
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Two Republican Ohio lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would ban all abortions. The ban would apply even in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is at risk. The proposed legislation comes just days after a federal judge ruled an earlier Ohio abortion law as unconstitutional. 

We'll also look at the proposed "red flag" gun control legislation, the gubernatorial race, and more with our panel of reporters. 

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A so-called “red flag” bill introduced in the Republican-dominated Ohio Senate would allow authorities to confiscate guns from people thought to be safety risks to themselves and others. Within two weeks of that seizure, a court would have to decide whether the person could get his or her gun back. 

Ohio with members of gun control group former U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce, from left, Jim Tobin of the Catholic Conference of Ohio, former state Rep. Ron Maag and former Senate President Tom Niehaus, moderated by Public Safety Director Col. John Born.
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Gov. John Kasich has put out a package of gun-law changes he hopes to get through the Republican-dominated state legislature.