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Ohio universities could allow concealed weapons under pending bill


Ohio lawmakers are considering legislation that a concealed weapon proponent says may have prevented some of the injuries during Monday's knife attack on the Ohio State University campus. 

House Bill 48 would allow guns to be carried by permit holders at places like universities and churches in Ohio.

The Rick Kaleda of the  Buckeye Firearms Association says he considers places where concealed weapons are prohibited soft targets that are being attacked regularly.

Kaleda says if a police officer had not been at OSU within minutes of the attack, the situation could have been deadly.

"Once he crashed the car, he hopped out. He was wielding a knife. The victim could possibly have an advantage. As we saw, the person with the gun was the person who stopped the tragedy from continuing," said Kaleda.

The bill would give universities the option of allowing concealed carry on campus.
State Senator Capri Cafaro says the bill could go to a vote before the entire Senate on Tuesday.

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