House Bill 347, introduced by Representative Jim Aslanides (R-94), passed the Ohio House yesterday by a vote of 76-19. This legislation addresses several problems associated with the enactment of House Bill 12, “Right-to-Carry” legislation, that became law in 2004. This bill would streamline an already successful law, bringing clarity for Ohioans and law enforcement alike.
This important piece of legislation would do the following for Ohioans:
- create a clear definition of “plain sight” in a motor vehicle;
- allow for off-duty law enforcement officers to carry a concealed firearm 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (a.k.a. 24/7 provision); and
- create statewide preemption for the regulation of firearms and ammunition, therefore avoiding the patchwork of laws currently on the books in Ohio.
Please call your state Senator at (614) 466-4900 and respectfully ask him or her to support of HB 347.