Thursday, January 8, 2004

Concealed carry rules

Conceal and carry

Ohio residents would have to do the following to get licenses to carry concealed handguns:

Complete a 12-hour gun safety course.

Pass criminal and competency background checks.

Be at least 21 years old.

Pay a fee.

Renew their licenses every four years.


Ohioans with licenses to carry concealed firearms would not be able to carry them into the following places:

Any government buildings.

Schools, school safety zones and universities

Buildings with liquor permits.

Places of worship

Day-care centers and homes

Any business, workplace or private property that posts a ban on concealed weapons.

Anyplace where handguns are prohibited under federal law.

How they voted

Greater Cincinnati lawmaker votes for the conceal carry bill.

House: Passed 69-24

Rep. Catherine Barrett, D-Cincinnati: No

Rep. Tom Brinkman, Jr., R-Mount Lookout: No

Rep. Gary Cates, R-West Chester: Yes

Rep. Patricia Clancy, R-Cincinnati: Yes

Rep. Steve Driehaus, D-Cincinnati: Yes

Rep. Greg Jolivette, R-Hamilton: Yes

Rep. Tom Niehaus, R-New Richmond: Yes

Rep. Tom Raga, R-Mason: Yes

Rep. Jim Raussen, R-Cincinnati: Yes

Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland: Yes

Rep. Michelle Schneider, R-Madeira: Did not vote.

Rep. Bill Seitz, R-Green Township: Yes

Rep. Tyrone Yates, D-Cincinnati: No

Senate: Passed 25-8

Sen. Louis Blessing, R-Cincinnati: Yes

Sen. Mark Mallory, D-Cincinnati: No

Sen. Scott Nein, R-Middletown: Yes

Sen. Bob Schuler, R-Cincinnati: Yes

Sen. Doug White, R-Manchester: Yes

Source: Ohio Legislative Service Commission.

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