Senate Bill 215 goes into effect June 13

Logan County Sheriff Randall Dodds explains that on Monday, June 13, Senate Bill 215 will go into effect, allowing “eligible adults” in Ohio to carry a concealed handgun without the need for a concealed handgun permit. Eligible adults are 21 years of age or older, legal residents, not fugitives, not under a protection order, not hospitalized or declared mentally ill, not dishonorably discharged from the military, do not have a conviction or delinquency for a felony, drug offense, domestic violence, misdemeanor violence within three years or two within five years, or are not otherwise prohibited by federal law or of state.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

Regardless of the recent change to Ohio’s concealed carry law, deadly weapons are still prohibited in buildings in which a courthouse is located, such as the county office building and the courthouse. Ohio law section 2923.123 still makes it a felony to bring or have a deadly weapon or dangerous prescription into a courthouse or other building in which a courtroom is located. hearing, with the exception of law enforcement officers in their official capacity.

Ohio law prohibits people from bringing weapons into courthouses. 2923.123 states that:

(A) No person shall knowingly carry or attempt to carry a lethal weapon or dangerous device into a courthouse or other building or structure in which a courtroom is located.

(B) No person shall knowingly possess or have under their control a deadly weapon or dangerous device in a courthouse or other building or structure in which a courtroom is located.

If you have any questions, please contact Sheriff Dodds at (937) 592-5731.

Norman D. Briggs