Senate District 11
Teresa Fedor
Fedor Condemns Removal of Concealed Carry Requirements
June 13, 2022
Today, state Senator Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) issued the following statement as Senate Bill 215 – which removes almost all requirements for anyone 21 or older to carry a concealed handgun in Ohio – goes into effect: 

“It is a sign of how unrepresentative our state government has become that this bill is going into effect after the recent wave of mass shootings. Eliminating all requirements for individuals to be licensed to carry a concealed firearm will make Ohio far more dangerous. Americans are demanding commonsense gun reform and it is time for Republicans to put children ahead of guns.”

S. B. 215 was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Mike DeWine in March 2022. The bill, which is opposed by the Fraternal Order of Police, also removes the duty to notify law enforcement that a person is carrying a concealed handgun.

According to a report from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, 2,668 applicants were denied concealed-carry licenses for failing to meet state-mandated requirements in 2021, while another 420 licenses were revoked “for causes including felony convictions and mental incompetence.”
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