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Ohio - 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals Upholds Hamilton County Right to Carry

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

In a landmark decision, the 1st Ohio District Court of Appeals has held that citizens may carry concealed weapons, affirming a Hamilton County trial court finding that the state`s ban on carrying concealed weapons violated Ohio`s Constitution. The Court put it`s finding in blunt terms, stating, "we believe they meant what they said", referring to the language drafted by the framers of the Constitutional guarantee that citizens may arm themselves for self defense.

The Court refused to accept the arguments that county and city governments in Ohio have the right to regulate the carrying of concealed weapons in the interest of public safety. An appeal to the State Supreme Court is expected but a final ruling from the high court could be many months in the making.

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