Ohio House Plans Vote On Concealed Weapons Law Expansion

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House is slated to vote Tuesday on a bill to expand the state’s concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.

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

The proposal keeps a ban on concealed weapons in government buildings unless an agency decides to allow them. The bill was revised earlier this year to remove houses of worship from the list of places where the weapons would be allowed.

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