Gov. John Kasich says he'll sign a new law allowing guns into the Ohio Statehouse parking garage - despite calls that he veto the bill in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Republican governor is expected to sign the legislation this week. It will allow guns for the first time in the parking garages underneath the Statehouse in Columbus.
Guns would have to be kept in cars, and would not be allowed into the Statehouse.
Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland says it's time to bring gun rights advocates, the entertainment industry and politicians together to reduce violence after the massacre of 26 people at a Connecticut school last week.
Strickland is a Democrat and his career was built with help from the National Rifle Association. He spoke yesterday after participating in the Ohio Electoral College that delivered Ohio's 18 electoral votes for President Barack Obama.