Ohio prepares to bear arms
Posted 4/7/2004 from The Cincinnati Enquirer printer friendly version
"Sheriffs in Greater Cincinnati have distributed hundreds of applications to people who want to carry concealed firearms and instructors have been flooded with Ohio gun owners who want to take training to get such a license.
But officials said they still don't know what to expect Thursday, the first day county sheriffs can start processing requests for Ohioans who want to be licensed to carry a concealed gun.
'We could have a trickle or a flood of applicants,' said Clermont County Sheriff A.J. Rodenberg.
In Warren County, Sheriff Tom Ariss, whose office will not distribute applications until Thursday morning, said the day 'will be a significant day in law enforcement.'
In January, Ohio become the 37th state to enact a law allowing residents who pass a gun safety course and a criminal and mental competency background check to carry a concealed handgun. Kentucky and Indiana are among states with similar laws."
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400-600 expected today in Toledo alone!