In a terse response to inquiry on how Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sides with the issue of expanded allowances for holders of Ohio concealed carry permits, his agency replied simply: "...the Attorney General will enforce the laws the General Assembly passes and the Governor signs."
When pressed for a more definitive answer, his Public Information Officer - Communications, Mark Moretti, said in an email: "I’ve provided you with what our comment is on the matters."
During the 2010 campaign for Attorney General, pro-Second Amendment Rights advocates pointed out that DeWine has had a less than stellar record on issues involving gun ownership.
That is why various organization such as the Buckeye Firearms Association and the National Rifle Association instead endorsed DeWine's Democratic Party opponent and then-Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.
- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn