As of right now, it is a felony to carry a firearm into a “gun free zone” in Ohio. There is also the risk of a year in prison and a $2,500 fine! However, lawmakers are looking to make a significant change to that!Ohio legislature is currently considering a bill that will lessen the penalty of a concealed hand gun in a no gun zone so that people are not risking a felony background to having their firearm. With a felony, people lose their right to vote AND own guns. The bill, which is sponsored by Republicans, will allow licensed carries to take their firearm into places that are considered gun-free zones, including government buildings, restaurants, and schools. Here’s the kicker, they just can’t get caught!However, if they DO get caught, they will simply be asked to leave and the citizen also won’t face criminal charges.
Ohio Looks to Alter ‘Gun Free Zone’ Penalties