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Concealed Weapons Law Expanded

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An expanded version of Ohio’s concealed weapons law would allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ron Maag (mag), a Republican from Lebanon in southwest Ohio, still permits those places to ban guns if they want.

The bill keeps a ban on concealed weapons in government buildings unless an agency decides to allow them. The House State Government Committee approved the measure Wednesday.

An updated version of the bill removed houses of worships from the list of places where the weapons would be allowed.

The proposal is opposed by the Ohio Association of Police chiefs, the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence. It’s supported by the Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association.