“Specifically, the bill would make licensing optional. Those who still wish to acquire a license can still do so. This provision preserves reciprocity agreements with other states that allow Ohio residents to carry concealed when they travel. For those who do not wish to apply for a CHL, anyone 21 years of age or older may carry as long as they are not otherwise prohibited by law.”
BFA Executive Director, Dean Rieck said, “Under HB 227, anywhere you can currently carry with a license, you will be able to carry without one. This clarity should allow for quick approval by the full House.”
If passed and signed into law, Ohio would become the 22nd state in the nation to adopt constitutional carry.
Mark Walters is the host of two national radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio’s Daily Defense and flagship Armed American Radio, he is the co-founder of AAN, author of three books, and member of the board of directors of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA). Mark is the CEO of parent company CCW Broadcast Media, LLC