Congratulations to the great State of Ohio – the 23nd state to adopt Constitutional Carry. This is exactly what the Framers had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment.
Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 into law yesterday.
The bill was sponsored by state Senator Terry Johnson (R-14).
“This is a day that will go down in history,” Buckeye Firearms Association Director Dean Rieck said in a statement. “This is a great moment for Ohio and for those who wish to more fully exercise their Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.”
Ohio’s current law requires conceal-carry permit applicants to attend eight hours of training, including two hours spent at a gun range. Those permits will still be available for people who want to carry in other states.
The Ohio Mayors Alliance and the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, and members of the gun-ban industry called on DeWine to veto the bill.
“DeWine has sold out Ohioans and law enforcement officers to special interest groups and extremists in the legislature,” Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters said in a statement. “This bill will make all Ohioans less safe.”