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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ohio lawmakers overrode veto of law overturning local weapon bans

On December 12, 2006, the Ohio Senate voted 21-12 to override Governor Robert Taft's veto of a revised concealed-carry gun law that Taft claimed would preempt local gun-related legislation in some 80 Ohio communities. The House approved the override the week before. It was the first time since 1977 that the Ohio legislature successfully overcame a veto by the state's chief executive.

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