House Passes Bill to Allow Concealed Guns in Day-Care Centers, Government Offices and Public Universities and Colleges
Despite opposition from police, prosecutors and professors, the Ohio House passed a bill that would allow concealed handguns to be taken into day care centers, government buildings, public areas of airports and on college campuses.
The following is a statement from ProgressOhio Executive Director Sandy Theis:
“House Bill 48 will not make us safer. It will increase gun violence by putting more guns in more places. The bill is so extreme that it would allow concealed weapons in police stations and sheriff offices. This would put law enforcement at risk from people who arrive at a police station with no intent to do harm but become angry and have quick access to a weapon.
When Ohio passed a law to allow carrying of concealed weapons, it included reasonable exceptions for places such as day care centers, schools and government buildings. Those exceptions are working well and should remain in place.”