Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced In Ohio

HB 147: Licenseless Carry Introduced In Ohio

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Ohio –-( Could Ohio be the next Kansas?

On Tuesday April 7th 2015 Rep. Ron Hood introduced HB 147 which would remove the necessity to get a license to carry a handgun (open or concealed) in Ohio!

While it is still very early in the legislative process, and there will be many hurdles to overcome, Ohioans for Concealed Carry (OFCC) stands proudly with the 20 co-sponsors of this bill to proclaim that enumerated rights should not require government licensure.

You don’t need a permit to buy/carry a bible (or printing press, or megaphone) and we believe that what is good for the first amendment is also good for the second. It has always been the goal of OFCC to attain Vermont/Alaska/Kansas style carry legal status. Here is a link to the Columbus Dispatch story about the bill:

Bill would allow Ohioans to carry concealed firearms with no permit, training

In case you were wondering what OFCC’s folks push for when they meet with our legislators in Columbus, this is it! There are a number of details we speak up for, but this is the big prize we have so long sought. It’ll take a lot more work to seal the deal, though.

If you agree that we should be supporting this sort of legislation please help OFCC by donating to the cause here.

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Ohioans for Concealed Carry

Ohioans for Concealed Carry, founded in 1999, is a grassroots political activist organization. When founded, the primary goal of OFCC was getting concealed carry passed into law in Ohio. With that accomplished, our mission became to refine the concealed carry law and to expand and preserve the rights of all gun owners in Ohio. Visit:

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No one should carry a gun without a background check.The only person who’s rights will be violated is thug. I’m at the gun range twice a month for 16 years and their are people pointing loaded guns at instructors, picking up guns with finger on the trigger, and shooting crappy ammo that fires after laying the gun down in my direction. Lastly my police family want to know by reading the license plats who is allow to carry.


Constitutional Carry just makes sense.. The Concealed Carry Class I took was done well by real professionals (most current and former LEO) who gave excellent training on revolvers and semi-autos and covered every possible scenario and were very thorough with SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY. I would highly recommend that people attend training classes. All that said^^^ the training course was also littered with a lot of extra “fillers” and advertisements for their academy. And I get it, ya gotta make money, but don’t force me to sit through the (then 12 hour) course and pay money in order to get what… Read more »


Jack, Go lay down somewhere you have no clue as to what the CCW class entails or most likely never attended one. It is about being aware of gun safety and some of the laws governing when and how you use your gun for defense. You seem to be one of the ones that would shoot someone in the back and blame it on the gun. Uninformed people like you get more legislative laws enacted because your wanton disregard for sensible reasoning. You are the type that makes me leave the range when you arrive. I don’t trust too many… Read more »


Idiot: I have been around firearms all my life, have shot competitively for over 10 years. I have taught classes on firearms training as well as hunting and have been part owner in an FFL fun shop for more than 20 years. I do know what the CCW classes entail and have made recommendations that they be constantly revamped for new students and new shooters to the sport. That being said, like a lot of CCW training courses, they are over-hyped, often taught by poorly trained professionals themselves and are nothing more than a way to collect fees. No one… Read more »


For those of you who oppose this but are 2nd Amendment advocates, screw you. You’re nothing more than money grubbing shmucks just like the money grubbing shmucks in government. The reason I don’t conceal carry is because of the fees involved, having to submit my name and particulars to some government database and the fact that concealed carry classes aren’t really about training but more to do with selling you a service that really isn’t all that good to begin with, that and for the fact that after the class, you are pushed into other firearms. I have been to… Read more »

Lawrence L.Popp

Sure hope ohio become a constitutional state sooner then later

Gary Siers

Its our constitutional right. Our 2nd amendment protects that right. I agree that some or most citizens should have proper training to safely handle firearms. Other than that, no permit should have to be bought, or renewed.

Paul McElhaney

How will this effect reciprocity with other states?


Hearings today on Maine Constitutional Carry.. almost 100 representatives and senators signed on and a governor (Lepage) who WILL sign it.. we may beat Ohio! stay tuned…