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Statehouse Republicans ignore Ohioans' calls for commonsense gun safety as permitless concealed carry takes effect

Gov. DeWine further endangers children by signing HB 99 to allow guns in schools
June 13, 2022
Jessica E. Miranda News

COLUMBUS- Today, State Rep. Jessica E. Miranda (D-Forest Park) issued a statement as Senate Bill (SB) 215, Republican legislation that allows Ohioans to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public without a permit, takes effect. Additionally, SB 215 eliminates the requirement for concealed weapon training and reduces penalties if a gun owner fails to notify law enforcement they are carrying.

This morning, Gov. DeWine also signed House Bill (HB) 99, legislation to allow teachers and staff to be armed in schools. Police, teachers’ unions, civil rights groups and students all strongly oppose this legislation and the effects it would have on our children and schools.

“Today, Governor DeWine signed HB 99 to arm our educators. Both SB 215 and HB 99 were opposed by police, teachers, and by the people of Ohio,” said Rep. Miranda. “This is not what we meant when we said #DoSomething about gun violence.”