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Black Cleveland area Ohio legislators fought for gun control and against state law (Senate Bill 17) that now allows people to carry guns in Ohio restaurants, state Rep. Barnes and Patmon, and state Senators Smith and Turner opposed the bill, state Rep. Capri Cafaro of Youngstown supported the measure, Cleveland Urban News.Com remembers Cleveland's Black state legislators for fighting on this gun debate issue

Below is an archived article of Cleveland Urban News.Com of April 14, 2011 on the fight  by Cleveland Black state legislators for gun control and against Senate Bill 17, which became state law in June 2011 and permits guns in Ohio restaurants through valid concealed handgun licenses.  Since the Connecticut shootings, Americas's debate on gun control has been strengthened. Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's online Black news leader,  continues its support of constitutional gun control and recognizes Black legislators for fighting against irresponsible gun legislation in Ohio. We reprint the below article on that fight for your reading enjoyment.   Ohio State Rep Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Rep. John E. Barnes Jr. (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Sen. Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Sen. Shirley Smith (D-Cleveland) Ohio State Sen. Capri Cafaro (D-Youngstown) Ohio State Sen. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) By Kathy Wray Co

President Obama announces proposed gun control measures with Vice President Biden by his side in the wake of Connecticut shootings, president says gun control debate does not have to get nasty, Cleveland area community activists, Cleveland mayoral candidate, NRA member comment on Obama gun control proposal, Republican congressional lawmakers against proposal site 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, gun violence on rise nationally, in Ohio, and in city of Cleveland

United States President Barack Obama (right) and Vice President Joe Biden Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.cleve ) WASHINGTON, D.C.- With Vice President Joe Biden by his side President Barack Obama on Wednesday offered strict measures to curb gun violence across the nation in the wake of the unprecedented shootings last month that left 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. dead. Also killed in that rampage was the mother of suspected shooter Adam Lanza, 20, who then turned the gun on himself.  The president's proposal calls for extensive background checks for the sale of guns across the nation and bans on high-capacity magazines and military type assault weapons, among other proposed provisions. Some of the proposal became effective through executive orders signed Wednesday by the president, such as more extensive background che

Black NRA members are guests to discuss NRA positions following the Connecticut shootings today, 5 pm, WERE , 1490 AM Talk Radio on The Art McKoy Show, Omens Motorcycle Club to hold vigil after the show in front of WERE at 7 pm to remember Connecticut shooting victims, State Rep. Bill Patmon pushes bill for metal detectors in Ohio public schools, wants criminal sanctions for parents that irresponsibly let guns get into hands of children, wants required locks on Ohio guns

Community Activist Art McKoy Ohio State Rep. Bill Patmon (D-10), a Cleveland Democrat By Kathy Wray Coleman, Publisher, Editor-n-Chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( ) CLEVELAND,Ohio- Community activists will discuss gun violence and gun control measures during a segment today, Dec. 23 at 5 pm on the Art McKoy University of Common Sense Show on WERE 1490 AM Talk Radio in Cleveland, a Radio One news station. The show call in phone number is 216-578-1490.  Guests for the show are Black NRA members, including Community Activist Donna Walker Brown.  At 7 pm after the show airs Walker Brown, a motorcycle club member who says she will run for Cleveland mayor next year, said that the Omens Motorcycle Club, based in the Buckeye-Woodland area on Cleveland's predominantly Black east side, will hold a vigil in front of the radio station building at Radio One, that also h