Newark Advocate: Concealed Gun Expansion Gets Lawmakers’ OK

“I wish this bill wasn’t necessary,” Coley said. “But there are bad people out there, and statistically bad people keep shooting … until they run out of ammunition or some good guy stops them.”

Via Newark Advocate:

Ohioans could bring concealed guns into more places, including universities and day cares, under a bill lawmakers plan to send to Gov. John Kasich Thursday.

Controversial after the attack last month at Ohio State University, the bill would expand the list of places where Ohioans can carry a concealed handgun. Proposed additions: day cares, private aircraft, airports before the security line and universities if their boards approve concealed guns on campus. Concealed guns would not be permitted in police departments – a location stripped from the proposal Wednesday afternoon after complaints from law enforcement officers – and county commissioners could prevent concealed carry in child support enforcement agencies.

Supporters, who are largely Republicans, say arming people such as university students and staff would reduce the time an assailant could hurt more people. Their recent case study: the Nov. 28 violence at Ohio State.

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