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Headlines from Ohio
  • Columbus Ohio 18-year-old boy shot and killed by friend, 20 (8/3/2006)
  • Sycamore Ohio boy, 17, accidentally shot and killed by friend (7/17/2006)
  • Bowling Green girl, 8, shot in chest by boy, 14, with BB gun (6/16/2006)
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    Ohio Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 76 firearm deaths of children and teens in Ohio, including 21 suicides and 5 accidents.
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    Ohio Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Directions For Youth
    Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, 419-244-7442
    Ohio PTA, 800-699-6628, 614-781-6344
  • Other Local Resources
    Beavercreek - Project Brite Star
       Contact: Suzanne O'Rear, 937-320-0201
    Cleveland - InterAct Cleveland Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence
       Contact: Catherine Donnelly,, 216-361-5890
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Ohio.
  • See if Ohio or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.

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