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.

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