Ohio Bill that Eliminates "No-Gun" Victim Zones Scheduled for House Floor Vote

Substitute Ohio House Bill 48 sponsored by Ron Maag (R-Lebanon), is scheduled for a vote by the full House on Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

The bill, which passed out of the House State Government Committee back in June by a 9-2 vote, seeks to restore Ohioans' right to carry in day care facilities (unless they post "no-guns"), private airplanes, school safety zones, and in non-secure areas of police stations and airports.

The substitute bill also contains "opt-in" language which would to allow authorities governing college campuses and certain government buildings the ability to allow concealed carry.

Places of worship, which already have the ability to "opt-in," would see no changes under the substitute bill.

"HB 48 reduces or eliminates many victim zones, or locations where a concealed handgun license is not valid," said Jim Irvine, President of Buckeye Firearms Association.

"From random acts of violence, to active killers, to terrorist attacks like Paris experienced last week, we know that killers prefer to attack in locations where their victims have been disarmed.

"HB 48 is a priority bill because it would make many locations less attractive to those who would commit murder."

The House session is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

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