Senate District 14
Terry Johnson
Senate Concurs With Changes to Johnson Permitless Carry Bill
March 2, 2022

COLUMBUS— The Ohio Senate today concurred with changes made to Senate Bill 215, sponsored by State Senator Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), which will allow law abiding adults to carry a concealed handgun without obtaining a permit in areas where concealed carry is currently exercised, a move defending Second Amendment rights in Ohio.

This legislation would make Ohio the 22nd state to allow permitless concealed carry.

"The open carry of firearms is already legal in Ohio, however once an individual were to put on a sweatshirt or jacket without a concealed carry permit, they would be in violation of the law. Responsible gun owners should not be punished for lawfully practicing their constitutional rights," said Johnson.

Senate Bill 215 also modifies the current requirement for individuals to notify law enforcement during traffic stops that they are armed. Individuals would still need to answer truthfully if asked by law enforcement.
The bill will now be sent to the Governor for further consideration. To learn more about this legislation, click here.
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