Last night the Ohio General Assembly approved a bill that would allow law-abiding citizens 21 and older to carry concealed firearms after undergoing a background check and completing 12 hours of training. That policy would replace a 144-year-old ban on concealed carry that the state Supreme Court upheld in September. Ohio would join three dozen other states with liberal concealed carry policies.
The bill, which has been endorsed by Ohioans for Concealed Carry despite some qualms about the details, now goes to Gov. Bob Taft, who says he'll veto it. The bill passed by big enough margins in both houses to override a veto, if supporters stick to their guns.
[Thanks to John Lott for the tip.]