Ohio Governor Mike DeWine just signed a bill that allows people to conceal carry without a permit. It’s a major win for gun rights and the Second Amendment.
Democrats have tried to push for more gun control but have largely failed. There are simply too many new gun owners in the United States as the direct result of liberal policies which led to higher crime.
This is great news.
FOX News reports:
Ohio Gov. DeWine signs bill allowing people to carry concealed firearms without a permit
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed a bill that allows people in the state to carry a concealed handgun without a permit.
Senate Bill 215 allows anyone aged 21 or older to carry a concealed firearm unless they are prohibited from possessing a gun under state or federal law.
The decision by DeWine makes Ohio the 23rd constitutional carry state, according to the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action.
“NRA thanks Gov. DeWine for signing this critical bill that upholds the Second Amendment in Ohio, for the benefit of law-abiding citizens,” the lobbying arm of the NRA stated.
SB215 will also eliminate penalties for motorists who fail to proactively tell law enforcement about concealed handguns in their vehicles during traffic stops. However, drivers would still have to say whether they have a gun with them if an officer requests, according to cleveland.com.
Previously, drivers faced a first-degree misdemeanor, a $1,000 fine, and suspension of their concealed-handgun license if they failed to proactively tell authorities that they have concealed handguns on them, the news website reported.
Other states may follow Ohio’s lead.
Ohio is the 23rd permitless carry state. Georgia, Indiana, and Nebraska could all adopt it before the end of this year as well. https://t.co/OLmivPSb8a
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) March 14, 2022
🎉🇺🇸 NRA VICTORY: Ohio Gov. @MikeDeWine JUST SIGNED NRA-Backed Constitutional Carry
OHIO, Say HELLO to NO GOVERNMENT PERMISSION!
— NRA (@NRA) March 14, 2022
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