This is a discussion on under 21 within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; my son is 20 yrs. old, can he open carry here in Ohio? he would also like to know,if can carry his large lockblade knife ...
my son is 20 yrs. old, can he open carry here in Ohio? he would also like to know,if can carry his large lockblade knife clipped on his belt or clipped to his pants pocket. ths is my first post, please be kind. this is a great site. I have my chl and carry whenever I can. thanks
Last edited by zackman; March 21st, 2010 at 10:22 AM. Reason: puct.
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The problem is where is he going to obtain the gun to open carry in Ohio?
Lawriter - ORC - Chapter 2923: CONSPIRACY, ATTEMPT, AND COMPLICITY; WEAPONS CONTROL; CORRUPT ACTIVITY
Look specifically at Ohio Revised Code 2923.21
Notice there is NO exception for a gift, sale, or other transfer of a handgun from father to son. You might be on your way to a felony and not know it.
great link^^^ we had a Open Carry demo at Gander Mountain this pasted Saturday.... You have to be a resident of the state you live in to OC (<---Open Carry) Ohio is 18 years or older, and the Handgun must be owned by the person OC it.
You have to be 18 to OC in Ohio but there is a catch... you have to be 21 to be in possession of a handgun. I believe there is a loophole, something about a certification.
I got a handgun for christmas and I turned 21 in January, I couldn't have it in my possession for a month. It lived at my parent's house :-(
Last edited by enk5; March 23rd, 2010 at 03:18 PM.
There are at least three cases where it would be legal for an 18 to 20 year old person to possess and open carry a handgun in Ohio:
1. A civilian person 18 to 20 years old moves into the state of Ohio and brings a handgun with them from their old state of residence.
2. An 18 to 20 year old person gets stationed in Ohio due to military orders and brings a handgun with them.
3. An 18 to 20 year old person maintains residences in two different states. During the time they reside in a different state, they may legally be able to purchase handguns in that state; and, during the time they reside in Ohio, they would be legal to possess that handgun in Ohio.
There is no loophole or certification required for the possession. There simply is no statute prohibiting it.
Thank you for the clarification. I was told differently by a LEO. As far as the certification I was talking about was for some sort of a security position. I knew someone who was looking for a job and was told by a potential employer that if he was hired and went through a class, he could carry under the age of 21 for his job. I believe it was a security type of job. You seem to be well versed though so do you know if this employer was feeding him a line?
Lawriter - ORC - 109.78 Certification of special police, security guards, or persons otherwise privately employed in a police capacity.
109.78 Certification of special police, security guards, or persons otherwise privately employed in a police capacity.
(A) The executive director of the Ohio peace officer training commission, on behalf of the commission and in accordance with rules promulgated by the attorney general, shall certify persons who have satisfactorily completed approved training programs designed to qualify persons for positions as special police, security guards, or persons otherwise privately employed in a police capacity and issue appropriate certificates to such persons....