Yesterday, the House voted 57-35 to pass Senate Bill 215, the constitutional carry bill. Then, it went back to the Senate for concurrence, and the Senate promptly voted 24-8 to concur. It will now go to Governor Mike DeWine’s desk for his signature. NRA thanks bill sponsor Senator Terry Johnson (R-14), Chairman Shane Wilkin of the House Government Oversight Committee, and all the other lawmakers who made passage of this critical bill possible in the General Assembly. Due to their efforts, Ohio is getting closer to claiming the spot as the 22nd constitutional carry state.
Please contact Gov. DeWine and ask him to sign SB 215 into law.
Senate Bill 215 allows a law-abiding adult who is otherwise eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have the right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing concealed handgun license system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so.
Again, please contact Gov. DeWine and ask him to sign SB 215 into law.