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United States

10 April 2002

Associated Press

A state appeals court on Wednesday declared Ohio's decades-old ban on carrying concealed weapons unconstitutional because it violates the right to self defense. The framers of the Ohio constitution put the citizens rights up front, said Mark Painter, presiding judge of the 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals. We believe they meant what they said. An appeal is likely. Lawyers for Cincinnati, Hamilton County and the state had argued that government has the right to... (GunPolicy.org)

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