Proposed legislation would expand concealed weapons in Ohio

Concealed Carry

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A series of proposed gun laws would expand concealed weapons in Ohio by potentially allowing them in places like churches or daycares and letting certain gun owners carry concealed weapons without a permit.

The House State Government Committee planned to hear initial testimony on several proposals Wednesday afternoon.

A bill introduced by Committee Chairman Ron Maag (mag), a Republican from Lebanon in southwest Ohio, would allow concealed weapons in churches, day cares and colleges and universities as long as written authorization permitting the concealed carry of handguns is in place.

A bill from Republican Rep. Ron Hood of Ashville would allow residents 21 and older — and not barred by federal law from having a firearm — to carry a concealed firearm that’s not restricted in the state. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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