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Ohio’s “Constitutional Carry” goes into effect June 13, 2022

by | Jun 6, 2022 | Firm News

Ohio has become the 23rd state to allow citizens to carry a concealed handgun without a license.

Often referred to as “constitutional carry,” Ohio Senate Bill 215 change in law will take effect on June 13, 2022.  This means that Ohioans who desire to carry a concealed handgun no longer need to apply for a permit through a county sheriff’s office and pass an eight-hour safety test.

However, constitutional carry only applies to “qualified adults.”  This means that persons who are otherwise prohibited by law from carrying firearms (such as persons with felony convictions and persons who are prohibited by federal law) are not able to rely on constitutional carry to carry a concealed handgun.

As with any change in the law, it’s important to understand the specifics and particulars.  Contact The Stavroff Law Firm to better ascertain your rights.