On January 31, 2013, the Ohio First District Court of Appeals issued a decision in State of Ohio v. Woodrow W. Edwards, III, which has been reported by Cincinnati.com as deciding that the Castle Doctrine does not apply if a person is not in a car which he owns. The decision is more complex than the reportage suggests, something which is not really unexpected or unusual considering the press’ lack of understanding of the law and how it works.

OFCC has created an easy to understand summary to help explain the changes created by HB495. This takes affect March 27th, 2013. *This publication is not legal advice.

For the in depth text of HB495, please go to http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/.

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, many parents have begun to ask, “How can we keep our children safe from an armed intruder at their school?” 

The National Rifle Association has called for armed police officers in every school, but with police budgets already strained, such a solution seems both ineffective and unaffordable.  Fortunately, a much simpler solution exists: armed teachers.

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