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Bill Would Eliminate Required Ohio Conceal Carry License

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Eric Gay
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Associated Press

A proposed bill in the Ohio Senate would eliminate the requirement for a concealed weapons permit.

The legislation sponsored by state Sen. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) would also end the requirement that individuals “promptly” inform police officers that they're carrying a concealed weapon.

Johnson's bill was introduced last week in the Ohio Senate.

The legislation would make a concealed carry license optional. The legislation has the backing of the Buckeye Firearms Association, which says 21 other states allow people to carry a concealed weapon without a license.

The statewide chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police opposes it.