Hot Topics :

Gov. John Kasich signs bill to allow concealed carry at colleges, daycares, plus 16 other bills

by Jackie Borchardt | Cleveland.com  |  Published on December 21, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Monday signed a bill allowing concealed firearms on college campuses and at daycares, if approved by college trustees and business owners.

Senate Bill 199 lifts the blanket prohibition on firearms at those locations and the public area of airport terminals, before security checkpoints. College boards of trustees would have to vote to allow concealed firearms; child care centers and in-home daycare would have to post a sign if firearms aren’t allowed.

The law also allows active-duty military to carry concealed guns without a permit and prohibits employers from banning permit holders from bringing guns into company parking lots. It takes effect in 90 days.

The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, college educators and staff members and parents of young children opposed the legislation. Gun control advocates called it the “guns everywhere” bill.

“Governor Kasich ignored the concerns of law enforcement, business leaders, gun violence survivors, moms, daycare providers, campus stakeholders and students,” Michele Mueller, leader of the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said in a statement. “By signing Senate Bill 199, Governor Kasich is siding with gun lobby interests over public safety.”

Subscribe to Firearms & Freedom

Get your daily dose of news & info from Firearms & Freedom

Sign up to Firearms & Freedom for FREE and receive our daily emails.

Freedom to Carry – Protect your 2nd Amendment

In a world bent on squashing our freedom and taking our guns, Firearms & Freedom cuts through the chatter to bring you news you need to know about to stay safe and in control of your second amendment. Join over 1,000,000 subscribers to receive a dose of freedom delivered right to your inbox.

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.