concealed carry

Lawmakers and dozens of opponents to a pro-gun bill squared off in an Ohio House committee over so-called “Constitutional Carry," HB178, which allows people to carry a concealed weapon without the need for a permit or training. 

Weapons for sale at Mad River Armory and Range in Springfield.
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Ohio lawmakers are considering a long-debated bill that would roll back concealed-carry gun permit and training regulations. Some states have already passed similar controversial laws, while others have gone in the opposite direction to tighten gun sale, permit and background-check rules.

Gun regulations across the country are a patchwork and following the differences between state and federal laws can be confusing.

Lawmakers Could Lift Automatic Concealed Weapons Ban At College Campuses, Daycares

Nov 30, 2016
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A bill that allows people to carry concealed weapons into more areas such as daycares and college campuses is moving through the Legislature as the clock runs out on this year’s session. 

There’s a list of places where people are automatically banned from carrying concealed weapons. That includes daycares, airport terminals and government buildings. But a bill moving closer to becoming a law would cross those three places off the list, with some exceptions.

Jesse Mackey teaches NRA-certified gun safety courses out of his home in Xenia.
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Guns and gun owners have been back in the headlines following President Barack Obama's recent executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence. And locally, Greene County issued or renewed more than 500 concealed carry weapons licenses in the third quarter of 2015, while Montgomery County issued more than 1000.

Lawmakers Consider Measures To Ease Ohio Gun Restrictions

May 7, 2015

Several bills to loosen restrictions on guns took the first step toward becoming law. Supporters say the bills would lift overly burdensome regulations, but others say it’s a sign that Ohio is going in the wrong direction.

Republican State Rep. Ron Hood of Ashville wants to change the law to essentially allow people to carry concealed weapons without a permit—which means bypassing background checks and training.

He says lawful gun owners in Ohio deserve these changes.

A new bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed guns without required training or a permit. But the bill is being met with resistance.

Jim Irvine, with the Buckeye Firearms Association, says the state should do what some others have done: scrap the permit requirement for handguns.

Teen Charged In Dayton Mall Shooting And Attempted Robbery

Jan 22, 2015

Montgomery County prosecutors have charged a 16-year-old for his connection with the attempted robbery of a shopper and the fatal shooting of another teenager.

Two teenagers who were with a 16-year-old boy who was shot by an adult outside the Dayton Mall last month have been charged with his death. The shooter has been cleared on the basis of self defense.

The Miami Township Police Department says 16-year-old Jawaad Jabbar attempted to steal a pair of shoes from a man with a concealed carry permit on Dec. 20. The permit holder took out his gun and shot Jabbar once. He died later in the hospital. The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office says the shooter will not be charged and his name hasn’t been released.