CALL TO ACTION: SB 215 for Constitutional Carry Headed to Floor Vote
On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the Ohio Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee held a third and final hearing for Senate Bill 215 (Constitutional Carry) and voted 5 - 2 to pass the bill out of committee. The bill now moves to the Senate floor for a vote.
Sponsored by Senator Terry Johnson, SB 215 seeks to make concealed carry licensing optional as well as remove the duty to "promptly" inform a law enforcement officer when carrying a concealed handgun.
On November 17, 2021, the Ohio House passed Substitute House Bill 227, a different Constitutional Carry bill, which was introduced into the Senate on November 23. This means we are close to having two Constitutional Carry bills which have cleared their respective chamber. Odds are good that one of these bills will be put before the Governor for his signature.
Buckeye Firearms Association has been working hard on both bills and would support either becoming law.
- Buckeye Firearms Association Testifies in Favor of Constitutional Carry (SB 215)
- Buckeye Firearms Association Testifies for House Constitutional Carry Bill (HB 227)
- PODCAST: Ohio Representative Shane Wilkin Answers Common Questions About Constitutional Carry
- PODCAST: Senator Terry Johnson Takes us Inside the Fight for Constitutional Carry