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New Ohio Gun Law Allows Firearms In Non-Secure Area Of Airports & More

March 23, 2017

As of midnight on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, there are some new gun laws taking effect in Ohio. These new laws have many gun control advocates hot under the collar, but effective now, anyone with a concealed carry license can carry a gun in a greater amount of places. Those who support the new laws say that Ohioans are now able to enjoy the same rights that many other states have preserved.

As the “guns prohibited” signs begin to fade, guns are allowed in places, including day cares and .  Chelsey Worth, a Hyde Park mother of a 2-year-old said, “I can’t see any reason why someone would be OK with carrying a gun in a day care. I can’t. I just can’t think of any reason.” Whether guns will be allowed in certain places will be left up to establishment to decide.

“When someone tells you, ‘Guns in day care. Well, why do you want that?” Sean Maloney, a pro-gun attorney for Buckeye Firearms Association said. “Think about how dangerous it is with us in the parking lot, arming and disarming ourselves, with people in the parking lot watching that happen — with kids, potentially, in the back seat of the car, and us leaving a firearm in there.”

Ohioans with concealed carry permits will now be able to take their guns into the non-secure area of airports and onto private planes. Another change will be that employers won’t be able to stop employees from keeping a gun or bullets in their vehicles while they are at work.

Worth says increasing where guns are allowed could carry a high price.

“I come from Connecticut. Sandy Hook was a devastating experience for me,” she said. “There’s no place for guns in certain places — playgrounds, day cares, schools. My opinion is there’s just not a place for it.”