Ohio: Kasich Signs Critical Self-Defense Bill Into Law!

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Ohio: Kasich Signs Critical Self-Defense Bill Into Law!
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)
National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

Fairfax, VA – -(Ammoland.com)- Yesterday was a Second Amendment victory for law-abiding gun owners as Governor John Kasich signed into law Sub. Senate Bill 199 which will go into effect after 90 days.

This important self-defense law is another step forward in protecting the Second Amendment rights of active duty members, employees and law-abiding Ohioans across The Buckeye State.

Sponsored by state Senator Joe Uecker (R-14), Sub. SB 199 will exempt active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces from the concealed carry permit license requirements. The bill will make several important changes in the Concealed Handgun Law regarding a person who is an active duty member of the U.S. armed forces and is carrying a valid military identification card and a certificate issued by the person's applicable service branch indicating that the person has successfully completed small arms qualification (qualifying member of the military).

Sub. SB 199 will also allow an employee to store a firearm in his or her locked vehicle without fear of employer retribution. Throughout the country, many employers have adopted “No Firearms” policies that extend beyond the physical workplace to include employee parking lots – areas often accessible to the general public and not secure. These misguided policies leave employees to choose between protecting themselves during their commutes and be subject to termination by their employers. The fundamental right to self-defense should not stop simply because employees park their cars in publicly accessible parking lots owned by their employers. This bill will correct that problem by prohibiting employers from establishing, maintaining or enforcing such policies.

The amended language from Sub. HB 48, sponsored by state Representative Ron Maag (R-62), will also enhance law-abiding citizens’ right to self-defense by expanding the list of places where citizens can legally carry concealed.

Your NRA-ILA would like to thank the Ohio General Assembly and Governor Kasich for the enactment of this important legislation.

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Jacob M. Opperman
Jacob M. Opperman
3 years ago

And when the hell is he and other states and this country going to tell any one and it seem every one who put up a no gun sign that they are going against the constitution and that all of these signs are illegal and they we the people have a right to carry and to protect our selves not matter into what building we go into. I am tired of seeing business put up sign that are illegal and have no real importance than just them thinking they will work. I live in a small town with a Little… Read more »

Harry in Ohio
Harry in Ohio
3 years ago

A positive for Kasich. Unfortunately, for those of us in Ohio, he took such a verbally negative stance against Trump, that it has probably caused nonreversible damage. Thus, any federal support that would assist Ohio will never be seen. We hope, but surely are not convinced, that President-elect Trump has a real large vain of forgiveness hidden somewhere. Lesson to be learned… Be careful of the toes you step on today, they might be attached to the “rear-end” you have to kiss tomorrow.

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
3 years ago

I hate to see knee jerk reactions in either direction but this is a step in the right direction for us as gun owners