Ohio CCW


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Tommy.Gun
August 14, 2004, 06:36 PM
I just read the info on Packing.org, :confused: I want to carry from Michigan , any advice? The laws are strange....

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BB62
August 14, 2004, 07:21 PM
Legal Ohio car carry (choose one) 1) In a holster on the person's person, in plain sight, 2) in a locked glove compartment, 3) in a locked container in plain sight.

Must declare immediately if stopped by police.

Restricted places are about what one might expect (for a start) - churches, places which serve liquor (courts have said "alcohol"), courts, police stations, government owned BUILDINGS, etc.

If caught in a posted place, it is an immediate chargeable offense - one does not get a warning to remove oneself first, as in many other states.

http://www.ag.state.oh.us/web_applications/concealcarry/About.asp


HTH,
BB62

SMMAssociates
August 15, 2004, 08:32 PM
Tommy:

Given the "poison pill" nature of some of the vehicular carry rules (BB62 got it right), you should be careful. But, be of good cheer - only OSP is likely to care about that outside of Cleveland, Columbus, or Cincinatti. (Don't tempt fate, mind you, but don't panic. Just be sure to NOT touch the weapon when the Officer can see you unless he/she tells you to. "Felony Touching". Hand the Officer your OL and your CHL [permit, whatever you call it] at the same time. If it's OSP and some major agencies they may already know - they have OH's CHL information on the OH LEADS computers system, available in a lot of patrol vehicles these days. Dunno about other states.)

Also, if you're on the Ohio Turnpike, at this point it appears that the Service Plazas are CPZ's, as are Rest Areas along other highways.

Gov. Taft is trying to get more truckers to use the Turnpike. Except those who are carrying, I guess....

What's really funny about all of this is that "we", who have shown that we're LAC's, and have been so since birth, more or less, are expected to follow rules that would embarrass felons, but said criminals can still get away with "don't ask, don't tell", and it probably would be self-incrimination to do so anyway.

(Open Carry is legal in OH, but not where localities have forbidden it. The "in plain sight" rule may force you into a crime.)

Welcome to OH....

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