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    Ohio carry question please...

    Hey all! Brand spanking new here so I hope there aren't any crazy initiations that I have to endure. ha! Have a question that I'm hoping someone can answer or at least point me in the right direction on. I have a Kentucky concealed weapons permit but I drive to Ohio for work daily. I want to know what the exact laws are about keeping a handgun in my car while in Ohio. Seems like I heard something one time that they are a little unique with regards to this. Any help would sure be appreciated. Thanks in advance!!!

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    Welcome to a most excellent forum.

    To see the actual laws, go to http://www.handgunlaw.us and use the appropriate link "All State Laws" near the top left of the page.

    I think what you will find is that your KY permit is accepted in OH and that your pistol is best kept on your person in a holster in the vehicle while there. There was a funky legal requirement that the "concealed" pistol must be in sight of an approaching LEO, but that was dropped.

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    Go here

    The Attorney General has a web site here: ag.oh.state.us. Once there click on concealed carry, then click on the Concealed Carry Publication. That should tell you everything you need to know.

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    sorry icant help you at ohio laws but i can welcome you from michigan.
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    Allen, there are 4 ways while in your vehicle to have your firearm.

    1)Holstered on your person.
    2)Locked in a glovebox in your dashboard. Not a console.
    3)In a locked case/container/box. You can hide this, such as in a console, under your seat, etc.
    4)In a container/case/purse that has a lid, that closes with a snap, buckle or zipper. No provisions for velcro. This method must be left in plain sight in the vehicle.

    The firearm must be loaded with all of these methods to fall under the concealed carry laws.
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    Welcome! The Ohio AG site is pretty decent, and should have the most up-to-date information on it. I live in Ohio and drive to Kentucky to work (maybe we should trade jobs ), so I feel your pain. Good on you for being proactive and finding the information on your own.
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    I can only recommend staying in KY!

    Welcome to the Forum. Glad some people already pointed you in the right direction.
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    Ohio isnt as bad as it once was... You, your pistol and permit are welcome in Ohio. Carry on yur person like you normally would in KY. If you are stopped by Ohio LEO, you must inform. Other than that, feel free to go about your day as you normally would.
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    You guys rock. Thanks for all the great info and for the kind responses. Think this site and myself are going to get along just fine! ha!

    Lacrosse50... gladly switch jobs with ya as long as your current position starts at 10am and ends at 2pm and allows an hour lunch. Put me in coach... I'm ready to play!!

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    Welcome to the forum from a fellow Kentuckian! Kentucky is great, but let's not hear TOO much down talk about The Great Buckeye State (after all, my razor-sharp wit and iron mind were honed at The Ohio State University)! Good to have you aboard!
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    Welcome to the forum. You already have a good answer. Just spend some time on reading up on off limits areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda View Post
    Allen, there are 4 ways while in your vehicle to have your firearm.

    1)Holstered on your person.
    2)Locked in a glovebox in your dashboard. Not a console.
    3)In a locked case/container/box. You can hide this, such as in a console, under your seat, etc.
    4)In a container/case/purse that has a lid, that closes with a snap, buckle or zipper. No provisions for velcro. This method must be left in plain sight in the vehicle.

    The firearm must be loaded with all of these methods to fall under the concealed carry laws.
    Question: Isn't the console in #2 the same as the container with a lid in #4?

    It is in plain sight, has a lid, and even has a lock on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccwguy View Post
    Question: Isn't the console in #2 the same as the container with a lid in #4?

    It is in plain sight, has a lid, and even has a lock on it.
    Nope! #4 is the newest to our provisions. It was meant for purse carry, but they didn't call it that. That part of the law specifically states it must close with a "snap, buckle or zipper". A console does none of the above. Only way to carry in a console is to do #3, and they put it in the console.
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    Linda wouldn't "in a container" in #4 suffice for keeping it in you console, as long as it had a lid but not locked?

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    Maybe if the console closed with a snap, buckle, or zipper...

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