Ohio: Anything I need to know for concealed carry?


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Highland Ranger
November 23, 2008, 11:28 PM
Anything special about concealed carry in Ohio? Any local city laws, like Cleveland, that may be different?

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mgkdrgn
November 24, 2008, 07:28 AM
Anything special about concealed carry in Ohio? Any local city laws, like Cleveland, that may be different?

Probably quite a bit. If you have to take a class in Ohio for your CCW, that is the time to get those questions answered.

phorvick
November 24, 2008, 07:56 AM
You do not need an Ohio class or Ohio issued permit. Perhaps the original poster has a permit from Florida or Utah that Ohio honors? You can be fairly confident that Ohio law and rules was not likely talked about too much in their Utah or Florida class.

http://handgunlaw.us is a good starting resource.

foghornl
November 24, 2008, 07:58 AM
Ohio has "pre-emption", meaning that state law over-rides "Local Law", but in some cities, Like Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinatti, don't bet on that...Leftists run these cities. Cleveland Mayor Hizzoner "Lil Lefty Frankie Jackson" has filed a suit to overturn pre-emption, using tax money of the city that could so much better be used elsewhere.

Deanimator
November 24, 2008, 11:15 AM
Go to the Ohio Attorney General's website and download the PDF of the Ohio CCW booklet. That should tell you what you need to know in general terms. If you have specific questions, you can go to the Ohioans for Concealed Carry forums and ask questions there. If you need reciprocity information between Ohio and some other state, you can just do what I did and Google "Ohio", "<state-x>" and "reciprocity".

rtroha
November 24, 2008, 12:37 PM
Cleveland Mayor Hizzoner "Lil Lefty Frankie Jackson" has filed a suit to overturn pre-emption, using tax money of the city that could so much better be used elsewhere.

That suit is DOA. The Ohio Supreme Court decided in Ohioans for Concealed Carry vs City of Clyde this past September that state preemption is the law.

ZeBool
November 24, 2008, 02:18 PM
If you have an PA LTCF, I know that ohio doesn't reciprocate, but do you have to still do the class and everything?

Highland Ranger
November 24, 2008, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the replies. I have a Florida CCW - from the Florida site they indicate Ohio reciprocates as does the Ohio site (for both resident and non-resident Florida permits.)

I found the Ohio AG handbook and I'll read it before I go. Hopefully it is comprehensive.

I'm always worried about getting tripped up on some silly rule - not sure if it is still true but I remember Maryland had a rule that not only did auto loaders have to have the mag removed but the bullets could not be in the mag otherwise, even though the mag was out of the gun, the gun was considered loaded.

Ringer
November 24, 2008, 02:51 PM
I'm always worried about getting tripped up on some silly rule

Here is one that falls in that category. Don't plan on using the Rest Areas on the expressways. You can't carry inside the building at rest stops. Ohio has nice rest stops too.

They at least eliminated the initial requirement that your "concealed" weapon be in plain sight while inside your vehicle.

As already mentioned Ohioans for Concealed Carry (http://www.ohioccw.org/) is a good site.

Highland Ranger
November 24, 2008, 05:53 PM
That's a good one - the one place you'd want to be armed, a highway rest stop and they want you to leave it in the car.

Sounds like some of our NJ geniuses have made it as far as Ohio . . .

px4storm
November 24, 2008, 06:15 PM
As of September of this year we had major changes to our CC laws. You may now carry in rest areas. All of the signs are not yet down but they are in the process of getting them down. ODOT moves very slowly. It is perfectly legal to carry even though the signs are not down.

rtroha
November 25, 2008, 01:35 PM
but I remember Maryland had a rule that not only did auto loaders have to have the mag removed but the bullets could not be in the mag otherwise, even though the mag was out of the gun, the gun was considered loaded.

Ohio has the exact same law. It just went into effect on Sept. 9th. Since you say you have a Florida CCW permit which Ohio recognizes, you will be able to carry a loaded handgun in your car as long as you do it in one of the four ways Ohio specifies.

evan price
November 26, 2008, 01:14 AM
Ohio SB184 reformed the law to allow carry in rest area bathrooms and other areas.






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