Senate District 14
Terry Johnson
Johnson Issues Statement on Signing of Permitless Carry Bill
March 15, 2022

COLUMBUS—Yesterday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 into law. Sponsored by State Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), S.B. 215 will allow law abiding adults to carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a permit.

Following the signing, Senator Johnson issued the following statement:

"Senate Bill 215 is an important step in restoring Ohioans' Second Amendment rights. If you are a law abiding citizen openly carrying in Ohio, which is already allowed by Ohio Law, and decide to put on a jacket or sweatshirt that would conceal your firearm, you are now breaking the law. Responsible gun owners should not be punished for lawfully practicing their constitutional rights, and this bill solves that problem."
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