BREAKING: Permitless Carry Bill Headed to Governor's Desk
On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, the Ohio House voted 58-36 to pass Senate Bill 215, sponsored by Sen. Terry Johnson.
About an hour later, the Senate concurred with a vote of 24-9. This means the bill now moves to the Governor's desk!
The bill seeks to make a concealed handgun license optional in Ohio. It also clarifies how and when a person must notify law enforcement about carrying a firearm, so that an officer simply asks.
We are at a historic moment in Ohio legislative history. This is the closest we've ever been to passing a bill to make the licensing process optional for concealed carry of a firearm. Bills have been presented in former legislative sessions, but have not advanced.
If the Governor signs this bill, the law will change in about 90 days!
Buckeye Firearms Association declared this our #1 legislative priority for the 134th General Assembly and have been working on an almost daily basis to make Constitutional Carry a reality in Ohio.
As of the publication of this article, 21 other states have some form of Permitless Carry, and Ohio is poised to become number 22. Stay tuned.