A concealed weapons permit would become optional and the requirement that individuals “promptly” notify police officers that they are carrying a concealed weapon would be eliminated under legislation approved along partisan lines by Ohio’s GOP-controlled Legislature and sent to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine.
A governor’s spokesperson hinted that the measure, passed on Wednesday, would likely be signed into law.
“We are reviewing the bill, but I would note Governor DeWine has long supported the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms,” said spokesperson Dan Tierney.
A bill to repeal Alabama’s requirement for a permit to carry a concealed handgun moved a step closer to becoming law today.
The Senate passed the legislation after the Republican majority voted to end the debate after about an hour and a half of discussion. Democratic senators opposed the bill and said it would hurt public safety.
The vote to pass the bill today was 23-6.
The bill has passed the House, but will have to return because the Senate changed it today. The House has adjourned until Tuesday so the bill could not get final passage until next week.
🚨BREAKING: For the first time ever, @GovRonDeSantis just publicly called for the passage of Constitutional Carry in the Sunshine State!
— Gun Owners of America (@GunOwners) March 3, 2022