Carrying in Ohio - tips and tricks?

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    Carrying in Ohio - tips and tricks?

    I need to head to Ohio in a few weeks to visit my relatives for an extended period of time.

    Ohio and my state have reciprocity, so my CCW is good in Ohio.

    However, it appears that Ohio has some seriously odd laws about how and when you can actually carry, especially in vehicles.

    I'm looking for tips for how you deal with the "plain sight" vehicle situation - my relatives are elderly, and I suspect they'll have trouble if I slap a holster onto the seat in front of me or whatnot.

    Also, are no-carry areas/locations typically posted with signs, or do you just have to know ahead of time?

    Also also - do your local towns/cities still pass local restrictive ordinances? Will I be OK with a Glock or a J-frame, or will they be considered "assault weapons" or something silly in Cleveland?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Carrying in Ohio

    Here's a start...

    http://www.packing.org/state/ohio/#statecar_law

    Cleveland info at bottom of page, regarding assault weapons etc....

    Enjoy your visit!
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    Ok, this is all gonna sound really goofy, but here are the answers to the best of my knowledge. Currently with car carry, your choices are a locked case in plain sight, a locked glove box, or in a holster on your body in plain sight, hence the "buckeye tuck." When drive around I just tuck whatever cover garment I am using behind the grip of my 1911A1 in it's holster. A loaded Handgun can not be in a holster in plain sight not on your person, it sucks, I know, by March new laws should be in effect.

    No-carry areas are only posted if they are not expressly prohibited by the law. Like if a grocery store doesn't allow carry, it has to be posted on the entrances to the building. Prohibited places include, gov't owned buildings, churches, schools, police stations, courthouses, and any place that sells alcohol for consumption, meaning even like an applebees, if they sell beer to be drank there, it is ok, if they only sell and it can not be consumed there, like a gas station, you are ok.

    http://www.ag.state.oh.us/le/prevent...0040319-72.pdf
    that book is provided by the State's Attorney General, and does a pretty good job of explaining what places are off limits, and could answer some other questions you have.

    http://www.packing.org/state/ohio/
    Packing.org has a pretty good list of the different types of restrictions in major urban areas, your GLock should be ok with standard magazines, but I live in the Southern part of the state, so, I don't know all their laws up there as well. Pre-emption gets fixed with the plain sight for vehicles, in a few months.

    Keep in mind I am not a lawyer, and these are my answers to the best of my knowledge. If you have any further questions I can try to help you with feel free to ask. G'luck in your travels.
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    The provisions of 9, H.B. 12 (150 v - ), read as follows:




    SECTION 9. The General Assembly finds that licenses to carry concealed handguns are a matter of statewide concern and wishes to ensure uniformity throughout the state regarding the qualifications for a person to hold a license to carry a concealed handgun and the authority granted to a person holding a license of that nature. It is the intent of the General Assembly in amending sections 1547.69, 2911.21, 2921.13, 2923.12, 2923.121, 2923.123, 2923.16, 2953.32, and 4749.10 and enacting sections 109.69, 109.731, 311.41, 311.42, and 2923.124 to 2923.1213 of the Revised Code to enact laws of a general nature, and, by enacting those laws of a general nature, the state occupies and preempts the field of issuing licenses to carry a concealed handgun and the validity of licenses of that nature. No municipal corporation may adopt or continue in existence any ordinance, and no township may adopt or continue in existence any resolution, that is in conflict with those sections, including, but not limited to, any ordinance or resolution that attempts to restrict the places where a person possessing a valid license to carry a concealed handgun may carry a handgun concealed.


    As to their open carry in car requirement. You will just have to comply. It says that it can be in a holster on you though. Just cannot be concealed. And Ohio is a "Must identify" to LEO state.

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    Didn't Ohio Just Change The Car Carry?

    I thought it took effect on 01 Jan 07...

    I believe there is a thread telling us about it...I'll do a search!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I thought it took effect on 01 Jan 07...

    I believe there is a thread telling us about it...I'll do a search!

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    No. It takes effect 90 days after the veto-override, on or about March 15th.

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    Yes, I Just Found That...

    Quote Originally Posted by field70 View Post
    No. It takes effect 90 days after the veto-override, on or about March 15th.

    Thanks...

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    Actually, it's March 14, per the Secretary of State and the Attorney General. We've got a count down clock on our website.

    Bae, just postpone your trip until March 14! Honestly, our laws are not that difficult to follow. But they will be easier shortly!
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    What changes happen on the 14th?

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    Basically...

    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    What changes happen on the 14th?
    People with CCW's will no longer have to duct tape guns to their foreheads while traveling inside a vehicle in Ohio.

    What a stupid law...

    Old law = concealed outside the car, but visible ON your person once inside the car (that included motorcycles too, brilliant eh?)

    New law = concealed means concealed...

    There were other significant changes (I'll let the Ohio folks describe), but the one mentioned here was the one that kept me from traveling through Ohio on trips north...

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    The main changes as I understand them are the no "plain sight", whatever that meant, while in a vehicle and state pre-emption of gun laws. As it currently stands each city or area has it's own rules. So, for instance, if a city has a ten round in the mag only law and you drive through that city on your way somewhere else to visit relatives you are breaking the law. And if pulled over and it's discovered you are in trouble. That should change in March.
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    Aside from the plain sight change there is also no longer a requirement for a locked container in plain sight, it just has to be closed in some way, so like a woman carrying in her purse as long as it has a zipper or snaps doesn't have to put the weapon into a locked glove box or locked container in plain sight.

    State-wide pre-emption for firearm laws is the other big change, meaning that they will be uniform throughout the state, no more AWB's in cities and if you have a magazine too big and get pulled over in them you are in trouble.

    There were also some changes in penalties for different offenses concerning CHL's, I believe the penalty for not informing a LEO was increased, as were a few other ones.
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    See you in March it looks like :-)

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