Stop Guns Everywhere
In the final act of the Ohio Lame Duck Session, the Ohio Legislature combined two gun lobby bills into one huge disaster for Ohio.
HB 48 was rolled into SB 199 in a dangerous piece of legislation that would allow hidden, loaded weapons in our daycares, private aircraft, airports, and unattended vehicles in school safety zones. The act would also open the door for campus carry and guns in state and local government buildings, revoke the ability of employers to keep guns out of their parking lots, and reduce the penalty for carrying a hidden, loaded handgun in the few remaining prohibited places.
SB 199 was originally a bill to grant active duty military automatic authority to carry hidden, loaded weapons in our state -- increasing the risk of suicide in this already vulnerable population -- and this provision remained in the final version.
Jennifer Thorne, Executive Director
Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence