5/28/2008

New concealed carry bill sailing through Ohio legislature

This is a huge change in the law and makes it much more like most other right-to-carry states:

Buckeye Firearms Association applauds the Ohio House Criminal Justice Committee’s 9-3 vote to pass the amended SB184, Ohio's Castle Doctrine legislation.

SB184 passed the Ohio Senate in April with a 31-0 vote. Before being voted out of committee in the House, it was amended to include technical corrections and improve laws for law-abiding gun owners in Ohio.

The amendment provides a legal way for a person who does not have a concealed handgun license to transport an unloaded firearm in a motor vehicle. It allows a concealed handgun licensee to pick up a child from school, to carry a concealed firearm in one's own home without a license, to carry concealed in places such as grocery stores that sell alcohol for off-site consumption, to carry concealed in publicly-owned facilities such as park shelters, parking garages, and highway rest stop buildings, and to carry in an unlocked, closed glove compartment or center console.

The amendment also eliminates the written test to re-qualify for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL), defines a "loaded" firearm more clearly, provides for mandatory attorney's fees when police fail to return a firearm to its rightful owner, lessens th penalty for failure to inform a police officer of one's status as a CHL-holder if the officer had actual notice of the CHL, and prevents a landlord from evicting a tenant because they lawfully own and/or carry a firearm. . . .

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Anonymous cbar10@hotmail.com said...

Markie Marxis sez: "That's awful! This could have a very discouraging effect on our Marxist/warrior/hero/criminal/mass murderers. How are they supposed to run up the body count that we need to drive our gun ban agenda when they have to worry about getting shot? The only thing they fear is failure (because they've had so much of it), so the possibility of getting shot before they're done and thus failing yet again spooks the heck out them. They might not even see any point in acquiring a weapon to begin with if they think that people can defend themselves. We should be banning privately owned firearms, not letting people carry them! That is not good Communism! Where's the ruthless oppression in letting people protect themselves? It just doesn't make any sense."

5/29/2008 9:45 AM  
Blogger TheBronze said...

So it's currently illegal to carry a concealed firearm in one's own home in OH?

5/30/2008 2:41 AM  

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