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Bill Would Expand Concealed Carry To Colleges And Day Care Centers

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An Ohio House committee has scheduled a possible vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ron Maag, 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 scheduled a possible vote 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, and supported by the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association.