State Rep. Thomas Hall (R-Madison Twp.) announces that Senate Bill 215 has cleared the General Assembly and now heads to the governor. If signed into law, the measure will allow law-abiding Ohioans to carry a concealed handgun without a permit has been approved by the Ohio House of Representatives. Hall is a cosponsor of the bill and supported it on the House floor.
“I have always been a huge supporter of 2nd Amendment gun rights,” Hall said. “Law-abiding citizens have the right under our Constitution to bear arms, and we have further secured that right by passing this legislation.”
Senate Bill 215 is the most significant 2nd Amendment legislation approved by both chambers in years.
Under the bill, if you are 21 and legally qualify for a concealed carry license, you can legally carry that handgun concealed for any lawful purposes with no additional licenses, fees or paperwork required. Additionally, Ohioans could still apply for a concealed handgun license if they wish but it would no longer be mandatory.
After being approved by the House and Senate, Senate Bill 215 now heads to the governor’s desk for his consideration.