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Ohio Consitutitonal Carry Bill Passes House Committee
  Posted July 3rd, 2019 02:06 pm

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A bill that would let Ohioans carry concealed deadly weapons without a permit moved one step closer Wednesday to a vote on the House floor.

The House Federalism Committee voted in favor of House Bill 178. The vote followed party lines except for Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, who sided with three Democrats against the bill. The committee’s other two Democrats were absent.

Smith said he decided to vote against the bill after an amendment he supported was defeated last week. That amendment would have reinstated the “duty to inform” law enforcement if a person is licensed to carry and is carrying a weapon when stopped by an officer.

The bill, sponsored by Republican Reps. Ron Hood of Ashville and Tom Brinkman of the Cincinnati area, would allow those 21 or older to carry a concealed weapon without a permit or training, provided that the person isn’t prohibited from doing so because of a felony conviction or other factors.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190626/brochure-rejected-no-permit-concealed-carry-gun-bill-clears-ohio-house-committee

Ohio Consitutitonal Carry Bill Passes House Committee