DeWine signs bill allowing concealed carry without permit, training
A change was made to Ohio's gun laws Monday as Governor Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 215 into law.
Senate Bill 215 allows law-abiding gun owners to carry a firearm without a permit from the state.
Up until this point, it was legal to carry a firearm as long as it was visible.
The newly signed law makes Ohio the 23rd state to allow concealed carry without a permit.
Currently, Ohio requires eight hours of training and a background check for concealed carry licenses.
Also, under the new law, drivers no longer have to tell law enforcement if they are carrying a concealed weapon unless asked by the officer.
Other states with constitutional carry include Arizona, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas.
Senate Bill 215 was primarily sponsored by State Senator Terry Johnson. Local cosponsors include Al Cutrona, Mike Loychik, Sandra O'Brien, and Michael Rulli.
The law takes effect in 90 days.