HB45 (Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fix) scheduled for sponsor testimony in House committee

The House committee on State Government and Elections, which is chaired by BFA "A" -rated Rep. Bob Mecklenborg, will hear sponsor testimony on HB45, sponsored by Representatives Danny Bubp (R-West Union) and Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) to allow citizens who hold a valid concealed handgun license (CHL) to carry a firearm in restaurants, and to reduce burdensome restrictions regarding how a license holder must transport a firearm in a car, on Tuesday, February 8 at 1:30pm in Room 116 in the State Government Committee.

"In addition to simplifying existing concealed carry laws, House Bill 45 will bring Ohio's carry regulations in line with most other states' regulations," said Bubp. "Of the 48 states that issue concealed carry licenses, 42 allow licensees to carry in restaurants as long as they are not drinking. I don't think that responsible gun owners in Ohio should be penalized with stricter regulations than gun owners of any other state."

"When it comes to fine-tuning Ohioans' Second Amendment rights or allowing them to protect their families, I think it is very important that we make our concealed carry laws as thorough as possible," said Johnson.

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