Ohio Extends Concealed Handgun License Expiration Dates to 6/30/21

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House Bill 614 unanimously passed the Ohio Senate and passed the Ohio House 87-2, and now goes to the Governor to sign into law, iStock-884221290

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- House Bill 614, with an amendment to extend Concealed Handgun License (CHL) expiration dates, unanimously passed the Ohio Senate and passed the Ohio House 87-2, and now goes to the Governor to sign into law.

Buckeye Firearms Association's amendment to HB 614 extends all CHL expiration dates through at least June 30, 2021. In addition, if a license expires between April 1, 2021, and June 30, 2021, the license is further extended an additional 90 days past the expiration date of that license.

The amendment also removes the contiguous county requirement during the time of Ohio's “emergency order” related to the COVID virus. So a licensee may renew at ANY sheriff office in Ohio. The law ordinarily restricts applications and renewals to a person's home county and adjacent counties.

As we have previously reported …

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) has been working directly with the Ohio legislature to address the alarming logjam of people struggling to get their Concealed Handgun License (CHL) applications and renewals processed at county sheriff offices around the state.

The backlog was first caused by COVID 19 related shutdowns earlier in 2020 but has been greatly exacerbated by record-setting interest by people seeking a CHL license in the wake of rioting and unrest across the country, including in Ohio. BFA members have reported waits as long as 9 months to get scheduled for a CHL appointment.

Back in March of this year, BFA passed a bill with an extension of CHL expiration dates. However, the problem has persisted with the growing backlog of license applications.

BFA has been working on this issue tirelessly since March of this year and has been in meetings over the last three weeks with both Senate and House leaders to solve the problem.

“BFA is thankful to both Senate President Obhof and Speaker Cupp for working with BFA on a solution to this problem,” said BFA Executive Director Dean Rieck. “Without quick action by the legislature, thousands of gun owners would be unable to get the CHL they badly need during these trying times. And worse, those with expiring licenses would be unable to carry concealed.”


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Buckeye Firearms Association is a grassroots organization dedicated to defending and advancing the right of citizens to own and use firearms for all legal activities, including self-defense, hunting, competition, and recreation. Read more. www.buckeyefirearms.org

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Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
27 days ago

I could never understand having to apply for a carry permit to your County Sheriff. In South Carolina the State Law Enforcement Division handles all “shall issue” permits, initial one by mail and renewals online. An eight hour class is required with range time, fingerprint cards and passport type photos, certificate from the instructor and the $50 fee all mailed to SLED. Takes about 45-60 days in most cases but can take up to 90 days, the Law’s limit. The local Sheriff is not involved at all. If the instructor is not certified to take fingerprints, the local Sheriff’s Office… Read more »

Last edited 27 days ago by Ryben Flynn
Mikal
Mikal
27 days ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

Now, if we patriots, can force the state to recognize Constitutional Carry in its intended form!

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
27 days ago

WETHE PEOPLE need to demand constitutional carry in all of the U.S.A. and stop all this mother may I B.S.

normdvorak
normdvorak
28 days ago

Per the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution every Citizens of the United States of America has the right to purchase and carry the weapon of their choice and carry that weapon on their person for protection without having to get a Concealed Handgun Permit. The 2nd Amendment then goes on to state that it SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Shall not be infringed means that it can never be removed or altered and no law shall be enacted that takes away these rights of the Citizenry.

Last edited 28 days ago by normdvorak
uncommon sense
uncommon sense
28 days ago

Permission slips = infringements.