Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Just passed through Ohio...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by answerguy, Sep 25, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. answerguy

    answerguy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    881
    Location:
    Bay City Michigan
    ...the other day. I knew something about the fact that your gun is supposed to be visible while in the car but concealed when out of the car, which must be a trick in itself.

    My first stop in Ohio was one of the turnpike rest stops for gas and food.
    I put my gun in my pocket and pumped my gas. Went to the little booth to pay only to find a 'CCW not wanted' sign at the door. I had to decide wha to do next. Do i drive off with out paying? Open the door and throw my money at the clerk? Yell at her to come and get the money if you want it? Take off my gun and put it in the trunk for a 5 second visit to the clerk (and possibly freak out other travelers if they see what I'm doing)? Leave it in the car (not a good idea if I had kids)?

    After making my decision on paying for the gas I went inside to get some food. Guess what? Same sign, same decisions to make.

    I made life easier for myself on the way back. I gassed up in PA just before the border and drove through Ohio with out stopping or spending any money.
     
  2. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,109
    It is a pretty brain-dead law, yes.

    Also, don't blame the businesses at the Turnpike rest-stops. They are renting space in a government building. It is no-CCW, per the law. They don't have a choice. FYI, same goes for rest-area bathrooms. :rolleyes:

    If you CCW and drive in Ohio, you have to do some pretty silly things. A lot of people have been buying thigh holsters and strapping them to their leg to get around the 'plainly visible' restriction, then slipping the gun into a IWB holster and tossing off the thigh rig. Another option is locking it in the glove box (which at least partially defeats the whole point, no?).

    I'm sure this is making everyone safer, since you have to inform a trooper anyway that you are a CCW holder. How hard is this? "I'm a ccw holder, the gun is in my waistband." Yeah, ok. but they might not pony up the 411, you say. Ok, they'll withold the information, but they'll still carry in the open so you can see it? Right.

    Silliness.

    Mike
     
  3. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,109
    Also, I'll just assume that you have a CCW permit in a reciprocal state. ;)

    Mike
     
  4. carpettbaggerr

    carpettbaggerr Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Messages:
    1,676
    Open carry's still legal, isn't it? I don't think it has to be concealed if you're out of the car.
     
  5. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,109
    Open carry is still legal, yes.

    Mike
     
  6. JeepMaker

    JeepMaker Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Messages:
    5
    Location:
    Toledo Ohio
    Yup, pretty assinine, particularly when they didn't bother to "define" in plain view.

    I drive a 2002 Ram 1500 Quad cab, farily big, tall truck. If I have my gun in a holster on my belt, even with nothing covering it the only way it's "in plain view" is if you step up onto my step tubes and stick your head in my window ! All because of the moronic anti-gunners.
     
  7. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    24,041
    Location:
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    From the sound of it, Ohio doesn't want your dollars, anyway.
     
  8. answerguy

    answerguy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    881
    Location:
    Bay City Michigan
    Yes I do. Michigan. The only benefit that Ohio got out of their 'exposed when in the car' law was me driving the speed limit. I had no interest in meeting up with one of their troopers and finding out how he interprted the law.

    Women must see the no carry in the restrooms as a 'rape me' law. I feel sorry for the woman traveling alone down the turnpike at 3 in the morning.
    She must decide between obeying the law and self protection.
     
  9. Bainx

    Bainx member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,271
    Location:
    East TN
    Ohio would not get my tourist dollars. Plain and simple.
    Just like Alabama until this year! :p
     
  10. Atticus

    Atticus Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,794
    Location:
    Ohio
    Whine...whine ...whine...Ohio CCW is great...as long as you have a car rig like this....and don't have to stop anywhere. ]:neener: :banghead: :fire:


    [​IMG]
     
  11. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Messages:
    11,109
    THAT is awesome. ;)

    Mike :D
     
  12. Matt G

    Matt G Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Messages:
    3,547
    Location:
    N. TX
    So, am I to understand that a person with a CHL in OH would have to have the weapon in plain view while travelling?? :confused:
     
  13. Atticus

    Atticus Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,794
    Location:
    Ohio
  14. flatrock

    flatrock Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2004
    Messages:
    612
    Don't just pass through. Move here and help vote some of our more idiodic state legislators out of office!
     
  15. Atticus

    Atticus Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,794
    Location:
    Ohio
    Galco needs to come up with a special car carry rig for us Buckeyes.....they could call it the OHIO Jackass rig.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page