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Reps. Maag & Thompson introduce HB422 (Repeal LEO notification) and HB425 (OH)
Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 26 January, 2012 | Chad D. Baus

Posted on 01/27/2012 10:59:22 AM PST by marktwain

State Reps. Ron Maag (R-Lebanon) and Andy Thompson (R-Marietta) have introduced two bills that seek to reform, or "de-Taft," portions of Ohio's concealed carry law.

House Bill 422 seeks to repeal requirements that a concealed carry licensee inform an approaching law enforcement officer that the licensee is a licensee and is carrying a concealed handgun. According to rep. Maag, Ohio is one of only four states that have such a requirement. The idea for repealing the notification provision has been the subject of frequent discussion since last June, when Canton police officer Daniel Harless was caught on dash cam video threatening to execute a concealed carry licensee because he felt notification did not happen in time. The case against the CHL-holder were eventually thrown out of court, and Harless was fired.

The bill also removes a provision requiring licensee's to keep their hands in "plain sight" after the officer begins approaching and until the officer leaves, and also seeks to revise the definition of "unloaded" that applies to the offense of "improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle" so that loaded magazines or speedloaders would be allowed in the vehicle so long as the gun does not contain any ammunition.

HB422 is co-sponsored by Representatives Adams, J., Beck, Blair, Boose, Buchy, Goodwin, Johnson, Roegner, Sears, Stautberg, Uecker, and Wachtmann.

House Bill 425 seeks to remove the ban on the possession or storage of a handgun in a motor vehicle by a concealed handgun licensee in the State Underground Parking Garage or in any parking garage or lot that is owned and operated by the Ohio Building Authority or is all or part of a state government facility.

As Rep. Maag points out, this victim zone restriction prevents CHLs who park in these garages while at work from exercising their Second Amendment rights while traveling to and from work.

HB425 is co-sponsored by Representatives Adams, J., Beck, Boose, Blair, Brenner, Buchy, Derickson, Goodwin, Hayes, Martin, Sears, Stautberg and Uecker.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; oh; reform
There are some media stories about these bills at the site.
1 posted on 01/27/2012 10:59:35 AM PST by marktwain
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The bill also removes a provision requiring licensee's to keep their hands in “plain sight” after the officer begins approaching and until the officer leaves, and also seeks to revise the definition of “unloaded” that applies to the offense of “improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle” so that loaded magazines or speedloaders would be allowed in the vehicle so long as the gun does not contain any ammunition.

I'm at a loss on the two points being made in this paragraph. You have got to be nuts not to keep your hands in plain site. And as for the “unloaded” and the rest, what does it have to do with conceal carry.

I have a conceal carry from Ohio and soon from NC.

2 posted on 01/27/2012 11:09:55 AM PST by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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