Concealed carry permits, training should be up to gun owner, not government: State Rep. Ron Hood

An Ohio state senator, Ron Hood, wrote a guest column for today discussing the importance of Constitutional Carry:

Constitutional Carry is a simple idea. If you are not prohibited from owning a gun, you can legally carry it open or concealed with or without a permit.

Working within the framework of state and federal law, Constitutional Carry makes the concealed carry permit optional. It means that if someone is legally carrying their firearm openly and gets cold as the wind starts to blow, they can put on a coat without worrying that they’re breaking the law.

Those who are currently prohibited from owning a gun will still be prohibited. Locations that are off limits right now will still be off limits. Guns that can only be owned by police and military will only be owned by police and military.
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